TMZ reports Beyonce is facing a lawsuit over her record, “Formation.”
According to the site, Messy Mya’s estate filed a complaint against Bey for allegedly using the line, “I like that” from Messy Mya’s “A 27 Piece Huh?” video in her record.
Messy Mya’s estate claims that Bey took the clip from his video without permission and went on to make millions off the record. The estate went on to say that they tried to reach out to Bey about the sample, but they were dismissed. The estate is seeking $20 million in back royalties and other damages. Messy Mya was shot and killed in 2010.
The late New Orleans-based YouTube sensation came back into recognition when his voice was featured on Bey’s breakout hit “Formation” last year…but his surviving family members think Bey needs to write them a check.
The estate of Messy Mya (real name Anthony Barré) filed a $20,000,000 suit against Beyonce for sampling the four-second clip of Mya’s infamous voice without any permission or compensation.