Thursday, February 08, 2018

Beyonce Sued Over Unpaid Royalties


Beyonce sued by a New Orleans rap artist over unpaid royalties...

 From NOLA
Beyonce is at the center of yet another federal lawsuit in connection to her 2016 hit song, "Formation," this time accused by the star of the Oscar-nominated Hurricane Katrina documentary "Trouble the Water."
The lawsuit was filed one day before the singer settled a separate year-long lawsuit that claimed Beyonce did not have permission to use the voice of late New Orleans bounce artist Messy Mya in the "Formation" and "Lemonade" recordings and music videos.
In a lawsuit filed Sunday, local rapper Kimberly Roberts claims Beyonce violated a contract for the use of the footage Roberts shot during Katrina and that was later used in "Trouble the Water."
According to the lawsuit, Beyonce agreed to pay Roberts royalty fees as well as a fixed amount to use footage from her film in the "Formation" music video. However, the lawsuit claims the singer only paid Roberts for the initial licensing agreement and has since failed to pay her for royalties.

14 comments:

ebonyhud said...

Somebody should get on there game. I'm sure there are gonna be comments about Beyonce, but I'm pretty sure this is someone's job. Let's see what the lawyers say.

kyllawilliams said...

of course theres gonna be comments about beyonce whether its someones job or not cuz let beyonce and her fans tell it she is the boss she is the creator she does it all write produce direct have dreams about her vision i mean she's a musical creative genius. yes she's gonna get blamed. cant relinquish all the power when lawsuits come after talking bout how you do all the work.

kyllawilliams said...

she stays getting sued for other's work and she always settles, which indicates she in fact steals and isn't as innovative as she portrays herself to be.

Don balee me juh watch said...

Well they’re worth billions in an elevator so this should be nothing.

Billions—— (NOT!!)


Side note .. what about those twins? I’m sure the next time we see them they’ll be walking and talking.

Anonymous said...

She'll get her money. This is business. Unknown person whose name will now be seen. Nothing to see here.

Anonymous said...

If Michael aint paying royalties neither is Beyonce.

Anonymous said...

Depends on what was put in the system for royalties payments. Beyucky is SONY not 100% sure of how there royalties systems work but industry standard is 2x a year payments are granted ONCE the project has recouped all costs.

Anonymous said...

If they want their $$, they need to investigate monies and assets which are being procured in Blu Ugly's name. Jay n Bey are land rich and cash poor. To avoid and IRS audit, they are using the child and twins, wherever the hell they are in a ponzi scheme.

Anonymous said...

she should have ignored her father's whoring and let matt manage her career.Jay-z making a fool of her and she is letting him. Skin color and hair length doesn't mean sheeit when u broke. She at the Grammies wearing a pringle on her head and some left over fabric from house of deron

Anonymous said...

Side note .. what about those twins? I’m sure the next time we see them they’ll be walking and talking.
10:49 AM LOLOLOLOLOL! so true. Blu ugly looks like she 11. Talks like she retarded or worse, speaks like her mom!

Anonymous said...

".....Jay n Bey are land rich and cash poor. To avoid and IRS audit, they are using the child and twins, wherever the hell they are in a ponzi scheme.z'

Woahhhhhhhhhhhhh I cannot. If the kids are truly being used as a safehaven for their money laundering or smuggling, then this will prove how devious they really are when it comes to their dealings.

L. Eller said...

^^^ hell white people do it all the time. Why can’t they? 🤷🏽‍♀️

Anonymous said...

1112 you are a troll, or a beyonce fan thinking wp are the standard, po dat

Just an observation said...

I am convinced their so called cash flow isn't as big as their PR puts out. They will do anything to appear non mediocre, financially wise. Don't get me wrong, I believe they have millions, just that it's not for elaborate spending. A lot of their shit is funded by big companies because of their names. They ain't Oprah rich but they rich. Oprah is one who never has to work. She just be bored and shit.

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