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15 Times Beyonce Was Accused Of Stealing Other Artists Ideas

Girls (and a particular subset of guys) love Beyonce. Yes, she’s an incredible singer, songwriter and twerk queen, however, despite all her greatness, Beyonce Gisele Knowles-Carter isn’t the most original artists we’ve seen in our time. She has often admitted to drawing “inspiration” from other artists, both well-known and obscure.

That said, she’s often been criticized (or sued) for being so “inspired” that she practically takes entire works from these artists and makes them her own. Whether it be a music video, live performance, or actual song lyrics, King Bey’s artistic integrity has been in question for quite some time now.

Flip the page to see the multitude of times Bey has been accused of straight jackin’.

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Most recently, a singer/songwriter named Javon claims King Bey stole his song which eventually become “XO”.

Kelly Rowland told DJ Drama that she had an idea to do a song with legendary Houston rappers like Bun B and Scarface. Sorry, boo. Bey beat ya to it.

A record producer named Rob Fusari claims that Beyonce shafted him to Barbara Walters when she was asked how she came up with the song “Bootylicious”

Atlanta rapper OG Maco says Mrs. Carter stole his video concept from “U Guessed It” in her clip for her latest release “7/11”. Meh.

Pop singer Kerli, took to Facebook to post this side-by-side photo from her photo shoot wearing a Amato Haute Couture dress, and a photo of Beyonce from her “Mrs. Carter Tour” book.

Critics jumped on Beyonce for lifting Josephine Baker’s iconic “banana dance” in her Jay Z assisted single “Deja Vu”.

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While most ladies were obsessed over Bey’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), some saw too much similarity between that video choreography and the “Mexican Breakfast” routine created by dance Bob Fosse.

Jigga’s main jawn was also accused of lifting another of the aforementioned Mr. Fosse’s work in the “Get Me Bodied” music video.

At the 2011 Billboard Awards, Beyonce was chided for plagiarizing one of Italian singer Lorella Cuccarini’s live performances

“Love On Top” is one of the Beyhive’s favorite records, but the video contained many of the exact same elements that New Edition used in their video for “If It Isn’t Love”

It’s not just relatively unknown pop singers that Bey has been accused of ripping off, when she dropped the song “1 + 1” people immediately said it was a jive copy of Sam Cooke’s “Wonderful World”

On the radio hit “If I Were A Boy”, the child of Destiny was accused of stealing the melody from original writer BC Jean. Jean actually settled a lawsuit against her for $250,000.

A Canadian singer named Anjulie claimed that Beyonce stole her concept when shooting the video for “Superpower”.

Belgian choreographer by the name of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker says the Bey stole her choreography to use in the music video for “Countdown”


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