Beyoncé Reportedly Being Sued Over ‘Formation’ Opening Sample
Apparently, Beyoncé is being sued for $20,000,000 in back royalties and other damages.
Beyoncé is reportedly being sued by the estate of the now deceased YouTube personality Messy Mya, over the opening sample in ‘Formation’.
‘Formation’, the lead single from Beyoncé’s extraordinary, all-conquering album Lemonade, opens with a sample of Mya saying “What happened after New Orleans?” and “Bitch, I’m back. By popular demand,” near the beginning of the song.
Mya, real name Anthony Barré, was murdered in 2010. But now, as TMZ reports, “the estate is asking for more than $20,000,000 in back royalties and other damages for using some of his final recorded words”.
Meanwhile, in news that will come as a surprise to those that live in caves, Beyoncé announced that she’s pregnant with twins on Instagram. The photo is now the most liked photo on Instagram, with over 10 million likes.
Alongside the beautiful photo, Beyoncé wrote: “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters”
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