According to a recent $20 million lawsuit, Beyonce sampled a famous recorded line from a New Orleans rapper Messy Mya and then sampled it in her song, “Formation,” without permission. Angela Barre, the sister of Anthony Barre aka Messy Mya just filed suit against Bey for allegedly using a small piece from his 2010 video “A 27 Piece Huh?” and added it into her hit song. Formation has been certified gold.
Messy Mya, born Anthony Barre, was shot dead in 2010 after leaving the baby shower of his pregnant girlfriend. Beyoncé’s Lemonade is up for nine Grammy awards this year including Best Urban Contemporary R&B Album and Album of The Year.