Sometimes You Gotta Pay to Slay
Last year, Beyonce’s Lemonade sold over a million copies, making it her sixth album to reach such a feat in her career. She has a cash wave rolling in that’s big enough to “surfboard” on. So, it’s nothing new to hear of people coming out of the woodworks with open palms.
Currently, the case on Bey’s platinum-plate is a $20 million copyright lawsuit over her single “Formation.” If you have seen the video for the song, you may remember that spoken word soundbite at the beginning (and peppered throughout) as belonging to a member of New Orleans bounce royalty, the late Messy Mya.
Now Messy Mya’s sister, Angel Barre, is suing Sony Music and Beyonce’s company for the use of Messy Mya’s copyrighted likeness in the video without authorization or compensation.