Beyonce is at the center of another lawsuit in connection with her 2016 single Formation.. She is being accused by the Oscar nominated Hurricane Katrina documentary ‘Trouble the Water’!
This comes a year after she settled her lawsuit for using the voice of the late Messy Mya… Click here if you missed that..
According to Nola.com:
In a lawsuit filed Sunday, local rapper Kimberly Roberts claims Beyonce violated a contract for the use of the footage Roberts shot during Katrina and that was later used in “Trouble the Water.”
According to the lawsuit, Beyonce agreed to pay Roberts royalty fees as well as a fixed amount to use footage from her film in the “Formation” music video. However, the lawsuit claims the singer only paid Roberts for the initial licensing agreement and has since failed to pay her for royalties.
Additionally, the lawsuit claims Beyonce has broken the contract by using clips from Roberts’ documentary in other mediums, including in the audio recordings of “Formation” and during live performances.
The lawsuit was filed by New Orleans attorney DeShawn Hayes against Prettybird Pictures Inc., the company that produced the “Formation” music video.