It looks like Beyoncé is in hot water with the law...again! This time, my BFF is being sued for ALLEDGELY stealing a sample and using it on her single "Formation".
According to TMZ, the estate of Messy Mya, a YouTube star who was shot and killed a few years ago, filed a suit against Beyoncé for using a small sample from a memorable song of his. See below.
What I don't understand about this is how she is being sued from using a SIX second audio clip from the man's video. The video has a YouTube Standard Licence and Bey got the approval from YouTube to sample the clip in her music. So I am not understanding this suit.
AND ANOTHER THING! The song has been out for over a year now, what took them so long to file? Bey has incorporated this man's video in her Formation World Tour and some of his videos on a few mini documentaries. It's not like she didn't give credit. I just don't see how the family has a case here. The content was uploaded to YouTube, it belongs to YouTube. Case closed.
They are reaching for that $20M. SMH But they are