Beyoncé Just Got BAD NEWS – Look Who Is Suing Her For $20 Million (Video)

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Beyoncé is reportedly being sued for over $20 million for ‘sampling’ the voice of a deceased New Orleans rapper in her song “Formation,” according to TMZ.

‘Sampling’ is routinely used by rappers and hip-hop ‘artists’ because they don’t have the talent to play the instruments themselves.

They take a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reuse it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.

To do this, you need permission by law to use the recording.

TMZ reports that 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 “Oh yes, 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.

It can be heard at about the 1-minute mark in Beyoncé’s “Formation” video.

Here’s Barré’s video:

Barré’s estate reached out to Beyoncé several times seeking compensation for the sample but has been completely ignored.

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.

H/T Americas Freedom Fighters 

 

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