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Jay Z & Beyonce Sued For Stealing Part Of ‘Drunk In Love’
A Hungarian woman is claiming Jay Z, Beyonce and Timbaland ripped her song to use for their hit record “Drunk In Love.” According to Monika Miczura, aka Mitsou, the first 13 seconds of the song was ripped from a Roma folk song that she recorded back in 1995.
According to TMZ, Mitsou is taking them to court and asking for damages as well as prohibiting anyone from paying “Drunk In Love” until her voice is taken out.
“Monika Miczura, aka Mitsou, says Bey, Jay and producer Timbaland pilfered a Roma folk song she recorded in 1995, then used it for the first 13 seconds of the hit song.
Mitsou says she never gave them permission, but even worse, her song is about hopelessness yet Beyonce used it "to evoke foreign eroticism alongside the sexually intense lyrics."
She wants damages and is also asking a judge to prohibit anyone from playing the song as long as it has her voice” (TMZ)
Jay Z Buys Champagne Company
Jay Z has been getting in to all kinds of different business ventures and he has decided to add yet another company to his list. According to reports, Jay has decided to buy a piece of the champagne company Armand de Brignac, also known as Ace of Spades.
The champagne company released a statement saying they have decided to turn their interest in the compny over to Jay.
“We are proud to announce that Sovereign Brands, a New York-based wine and spirits company owned by the Berish family, has sold its interest in the Armand de Brignac (‘Ace of Spades’) Champagne brand to a new company led by the globally-renowned Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter.” (AllHipHop)
Beyonce And Jay Z Renew Marriage Vows
Rumors have been flying all summer about Jay Z and Beyonce possibly splitting up, but it’s not looking like that is happening anytime soon as reports claim the power couple have reportedly renewed their marriage vows.
According to reports, the two have been having some troubles with their marriage, but they worked out the problems and decided to renew the vows.
“A source quoted by People reports that in addition to renewing the vows, the couple has been shopping for a new home in Paris.
"They did have major problems," the source told the magazine. "But they worked it out and they've renewed their vows." Alluding to the breakup rumors, the source said, “they worked it out for [the sake of] their reputations and [their 2-year old daughter] Blue Ivy.”" (HipHopDX)
Beyonce & Jay Z Set To Release Joint Album
Jay Z and Beyonce have been making headlines because of alleged marital problems, but despite all the rumors, the power couple have reportedly been working on a joint album with each other.
According to DJ Skee, Jay Z and Beyonce are working on a album together.
““The biggest couple in music… they’re working on an album together. You know who I’m talking about – Jay Z and Beyoncé. I have confirmed. I have talked with a couple of sources,” revealed Skee. “We all know what Jay Z did with Samsung last year, and we all know how Beyonce came out of nowhere, but this secret will top all of them.” (AllHipHop)
Listen to DJ Skee's announcement below:
Jay Z Hit With Lawsuit For Using The Word ‘Oh’
Music Mogul Jay Z has been hit with a copyright lawsuit by TufAmerica record label for using the word “oh” on his hit record “Run This Town.” WB Music Corp, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Roc Nation, Atlantic and Roc-A Fella Records are also being dragged into this lawsuit.
According to TufAmerica, Jay Z stole the word from a Eddie Bo song titled “Hook & Sling - Part 1.”
“The TufAmerica record label claims Hov illegally took the single syllable word from the track “Hook & Sling – Part 1″ by Eddie Bo.” (AllHipHop)
Reports claim Jay has answered back by filing a motion to dismiss this lawsuit last month.
“Plaintiffs entire, misguided copyright infringement lawsuit is based on an alleged “sample” of the most fleeting one-syllable word – “oh” – in defendants’ sound recording entitled, “Run This Town” performed by the artist Jay-Z. Plaintiff alleges that this single-word sample is derived from Plaintiffs musical composition entitled “Hook & Sling Part 1″ and the sound recording thereof.
Importantly, Plaintiff does not allege that any musical element of Plaintiffs Works was copied – only the spoken word “oh,” which appears just once in the introduction to Plaintiff’s Works at approximately the 3-second mark, lasts for a fraction of a second in Plaintiffs Recording and is not repeated.
Plaintiff apparently believes that it has a monopoly on the use of the word “oh” and that it can stop others from using this word in recorded form. Well-established copyright jurisprudence should allow this Court to disabuse Plaintiff of that notion. First, it is black letter law that words and short phrases are simply not protectable under the Copyright Act. Thus, Plaintiff cannot state a claim based on the alleged infringement of a generic lyric such as, “oh,” or the sound recording thereof, and Plaintiffs claims should be dismissed as a matter of law.” (AllHipHop)