Legal Drama! Beyonce Is Being Sued $20M For A Sample She Used In 'Formation'

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Feb. 8 2017, Updated 8:37 p.m. ET

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Looks like Beyonce has gotten herself into some legal drama!

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While living on cloud nine after announcing her pregnancy this month, Beyonce got ripped back down to reality after being hit with a massive $20M lawsuit, according to Page Six.

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The pop star used a sample from a YouTube video of a deceased New Orleans rapper, Anthony Barré aka Messy Mya, in her song "Formation," without consent from the family. Barré was shot and killed in 2010, not long after publishing the video.

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Now the estate of the rapper is suing Queen Bey for millions!

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Barré's estate says Beyoncé’s team blew them off when they tried to reach out about the sample in the past. The former rapper's family is seeking royalties, in addition to damages for using some of Barré’s last words without permission.

What do you think about Beyonce using the sample without consent? Let us know in the comments! 


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