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BEYONCE SUED OVER $20 MILLION FOR LIFTING SAMPLE ON ‘FORMATION’

BEYONCE SUED OVER $20 MILLION FOR LIFTING SAMPLE ON ‘FORMATION’

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“Beyonce stole a famous recorded line from a dead New Orleans rapper and then sampled it in her song, “Formation,” without permission … according to a new lawsuit.

The estate of Anthony Barré — aka Messy Mya — just filed suit against Bey for allegedly using a small, but memorable, piece from his 2010 video “A 27 Piece Huh?” and sprinkling it into her hit song … which has been certified gold.

Barré’s estate claims Beyonce straight-up ripped the deceased artist’s exact “I like that” phrase — in his voice — without permission … and then went on to make millions off the track. Barré, a YouTube star, was shot and killed in 2010.

The estate goes on to claim they tried talking to Beyonce about the sample … but says she blew them off.

Now, the estate is asking for more than $20,000,000 in back royalties and other damages for using some of his final recorded words.”

Via: TMZ

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