Beyoncé is being sued for $20 million by the estate of a late internet star who is sampled in her song and video Formation.
The estate of Anthony Barré, also known as Messy Mya, alleges in a filed federal lawsuit that Beyoncé used a sample of Mya in the single and its video without permission.
The sampling is not heard in a digitally purchased version of Formation from Beyoncé’s album Lemonade. Both the song and the album are nominated in the 2017 Grammy Awards.
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