Estate Of Dead Rapper Sues Beyonce For Stealing ‘Formation’ Sample
At the beginning of the Beyonce hit ‘Formation’ you hear a voice say “What happened at the New Orleans.”
That voice belonged to popular YouTube comedy rapper Messy Mya,who in 2010 was shot and killed in his hometown of New Orleans after leaving a baby shower for his unborn son.
Now the estate of Messy Mya (Anthony Barré) is suing Beyonce for swiping the sample. They claim they tried to reach out to her before they went to their lawyers, but she blew them off.
The estate seeks $20,000,000 in back royalties and other damages. No comment from Beyonce.