It’s reported that Beyonce’s management team, Parkwood Entertainment and Sony/Columbia records is being sued for allegedly using someone else’s concepts for images in the trailer for her new visual album Lemonade. The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Matthew Fulks, independent filmmaker and Louisville, KY news station creative director for a news outlet, claims images from the trailer for his short film Palinoia was copied without permission.
Journalist Eriq Garner wrote, “Fulks says he was contacted about the opportunity to direct a video by the Columbia-signed musical group MS MR, and as a result, links to Palinoia were sent to others including Bryan Younce, who has created videos for Beyonce and has been credited on her self-titled 2013 album. The lawsuit claims that in July 2015, Younce requested Fulks’ email and that later he send the plaintiff a note acknowledging that he had received his “info” with an invitation to submit a treatment for consideration by Columbia.”
This is definitely not a good look for the “Queen Bey“. It just might be time to find a new team of creatives. Beyonce (or her team) has been accused of stealing multiple times in the past. From dance moves to vocal arrangements, The global superstar cannot catch a break from reports of wrongfully using other’s ideas.
Check out these two videos of the trailer used for Lemonade’s HBO special and the short film Palinoia that’s at the center of the lawsuit then head over to the #LoversLounge and tell us if you think she should pay up. After looking at the comparison, let’s hope they can settle this one out of court…it’s all #LoveAndRnB!
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