Beyoncé faces $20M copyright suit

2017-02-10 08:59

New Orleans - The estate of a late New Orleans YouTube star has filed a $20m copyright infringement lawsuit against Beyoncé over the use of his voice in her Formation video.

The estate of Anthony Barre, who went by the name Messy Mya on YouTube, claims in the lawsuit filed in New Orleans federal court Monday that Barre's voice is featured in the introduction to the video.

The complaint alleges Barre's estate has received no payment or acknowledgment.

Barre was fatally shot in 2010.

In addition to Beyoncé, the suit names several songwriters, the video's director and companies owned by Warner Music Group. Representatives for Beyoncé and WMG didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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