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Bey Sued over “Formation” Sample

Beyonce is being sued for an unauthorized sample that is in the opener of her song, “Formation.”

The voice you hear at the beginning of the track belongs to deceased New Orleans YouTube personality Messy Mya.

“What happened at the New Wil’ins / B*tch I’m back, by popular demand” are sampled from a video Mya uploaded in 2010 titled, “Booking H*es From The New Wildin.”

Mya’s estate claims that Beyoncé used his voice without permission. They also claim they’ve reached out to Beyoncé’s people numerous times to work something out, but never got a response. So they’re suing for $20M in back royalties and other damages. Source and Image

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Lo Brewer is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received a BA for her major in Journalism & Media Studies. She started her career in ad sales and corporate training and worked in media for over a decade at Viacom and Fox Networks. But in 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career that revolved around her two greatest passions, writing and crafting. Soon she was writing for several websites as an entertainment, fashion and music expert. She also launched a small business creating felt crafts and Ankara clothing and home goods through Etsy. Lo is a Jersey Girl (in a Cali world), a self-professed pop culture idiot savant, a homebody, a hardcore crafter, a lover of all things retro & vintage, a thrift shopoholic, and an all-around silly MF. In addition to being a celebriologist and DIY demon, she is also a novelist. Her first, The Semester, was published in 2013. She hopes to publish her second book, The Apartment, in the upcoming year.