News: Messy Mya’s Sister Files Lawsuit Against Beyonce

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Angela Barre, sister of the late New Orleans bounce artist Messy Mya, is suing Beyonce for $20 million. In the Formation music video Beyonce samples one of Messy Mya’s Youtube videos with the sound clip ‘What happened at the New Orleans.’ Barre says that Beyonce committed copyright infringement by using her brother’s ‘voice, performance and words from his copyrighted works to create the tone, mood, setting and location of the New Orleans-themed ‘Formation’ video and audio recordings’ without permission. There hasn’t been formal response from Beyonce’s legal team yet. 

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