Beyoncé Fails To Block 20 Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Her

Beyoncé Fails To Block 20 Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Her
Laura Bracken
Laura Bracken

28 Jul 2017

Beyoncé has made a failed attempt at blocking a $20 million lawsuit against her, over a sample she used of deceased YouTube star, Messy Mya. 

Beyoncé used a sample from one of Mya's videos from 2010 at the beginning of her song and video for Formation. Mya says 'What happened after New Orleans? B***h, I'm back. By popular demand.'

Mya, whose real name is Anthony Barré was murdered in 2010 and earlier this year, Mya's estate filed a lawsuit over 'allegedly unauthorised usage', according to NME. 

A federal judge in Louisiana has denied a motion that was presented by Bey's legal team, to 'dismiss the copyright claim on fair use grounds.'