It looks like Beyonce has found herself in some hot water YET AGAIN for claims of stealing, this time, for her song ‘Formation.’
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.
We’ve reached out to Beyonce … so far, no word back.
This wouldn’t be Bey’s first time being accused of stealing or borrowing from others works and arts without permission or proper compensation.
We’ll stay tuned to see how this suit pans out but if the claims are true, considering how much money she reportedly made off of ‘Formation,’ we expect a settlement to be reached outside of court.