Beyoncé, who recently revealed that she’s pregnant with twins, is being sued for over $20 million by the estate of late YouTube personality and rapper ‘Messy Mya.’
The lawsuit is being filed against Beyoncé for allegedly use of Messy Mya voice in the beginning of her hit song ‘Formation’ without taking permission.
Mya’s voice could be heard on Beyoncé’s “Formation” saying “What happened after New Orleans?”
He was also heard saying “Bitch, I’m back. By popular demand.”
Mya’s representative have it that they have tried to settle the matter amicably with Beyoncé’s camp for months in vain.
Here’s the original voice of Messy Mya:
In addition to Beyonce, the suit names several songwriters, the video’s director and companies owned by Warner Music Group. Representatives for Beyonce and WMG didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Messy Mya was shot and killed in 2010 at the age of 22.
Ultimately, Beyoncé and rapper husband Jay Z could end up settling with Mya’s estate. They each reportedly earned over $50 million a piece last year — making them the highest paid celebrity couple, according to Forbes — and their combined net worth is an estimated $1 billion.
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