Over the weekend Beyonce surprise released the video for her new single 'Formation' followed by claims she used unauthorized clips from a documentary about New Orleans bounce music [click here if you missed that].
Not so fast...
Beyonce's reps tell Entertainment Weekly,
"The documentary footage was used with permission and licensed from the owner of the footage. They were given proper compensation. The footage was provided to us by the filmmaker’s production company. The filmmaker is listed in the credits for additional photography direction. We are thankful that they granted us permission.”