Beyonce Accused Of Being A Copycat Again

Beyonce Accused Of Being A Copycat Again. The song was part of her curated album ‘The Lion King: The Gift’, it was supposedly her love letter to Africa.

Beyonce has been bashed for allegedly copying her ‘Spirit’ visuals from South African singer Petite Noir. Two film directors by the name of Gabrielle Kannemeyer and Justice Mukheli accuse Beyonce of allegedly taking some parts of the ‘Spirit’ music video from Petite Noir’s ‘The Gift And The Curse’. Social media users praised the music video based on the aesthetic and the amazing clothing that was included in the music video. The song was part of her curated album ‘The Lion King: The Gift’, it was supposedly her love letter to Africa.

This wasn’t the first time the musician has been accused of copying other music videos. In her stage performance of ‘Who The World (Girls) at the Billboard Awards in 2011, she was accused of imitating her choreography from Lorella Cuccarini’s choreography, Lorella is an Italian dancer. Beyonce later on said that her stage performance was motivated by Cuccarini’s performance. Within 2011, a choreographer from Belgium by the name of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker also accused the singer of using her choreography in her Countdown music video without her approval.

The choreography was reportedly taken from a dance by the name of ‘Rosas Danst Rosas’ which was created in 1983. In the video four women create a number of gestures such as twitching, slouching and playing around with hair. In 2016, her music video ‘Formation’ was accused of being copied from two filmmakers by the names of Abteen Bagheri and Chris Black. The two filmmakers said that the visuals were taken from their shots of a documentary by the name of ‘That B.E.A.T’. They also said that they went acknowledged for their work.

by Alexandra Ramaite

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