Beyonce unable to finesse courts into dismissing $20 million “Formation” suit


Becky With The Good Hair must have a part-time gig negatively influencing the courts against her Lemonade crooning detractor… As Beyonce’s request to have the copyright infringement lawsuit surrounding her chart-topping “Formation” track dismissed has been denied..

Yonce’s new-mommy glow is being dimmed as evidence presented in the $20 million suit against her–filed, in February, by Angel Barre, the sister of popular New Orleans bounce rapper and social media personality, Anthony Barré (a.k.a. Messy Mya)– was officially deemed substantial enough to fortify the complainant’s case, this week.

Per legal documents, Messy Mya’s estate claims Blue Ivy Carter’s 36-year-old mommy wrongfully sampled three short clips from the late comedian’s YouTube projects, “A 27 Piece Huh?” and “Booking The Hoes From New Wildin,” on “Formation.”

The phrases in question include: “What happened at the New Orleans?” “B***h, I’m back by popular demand,” and “Oh yeah, baby—I like that.”



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On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown ruled Angel Barré successfully made a case that Beyonce’s use of her brother’s sound bites was “not transformative,” adding that the clips were “qualitatively significant” enough to the song to hold up the lawsuit, according to Billboard.

The judge also reportedly noted that the Queen Bey’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim is “viewed with disfavor and is rarely granted.”


“Plaintiffs have plausibly alleged in their complaint that Defendants did not change or alter the ‘expressive content or message’ of Anthony Barré’s YouTube videos, but rather used unmodified clips without adding anything new,” wrote the judge in her 66-page decision.



At this point, the “Formation” lawsuit still stands… Which means Baddie Bey’s legal better get their litigious minds alllllllll the way in formation if they want to secure a win for her in this case.


By : Asia Grace

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