July 19, 2021
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh no no no! Beyonce and Jay Z are seemingly in trouble after getting served with a lawsuit over their hit single “Drunk in Love.”
The world’s No1 power couple, who worked together with legendary producer Timbaland on one of the biggest hits in the past few years, is named in new legal documents from Hungarian singer Monika Juhasz Miczura, aka Mitsou, who says her vocals were unfairly sampled!
Reportedly, the Hungarian singer filed papers on December 12th, one day before the one-year anniversary of the surprise release of Beyonce’s smash hit self-titled album, which featured the song in question.
According to the lawsuit, Mitsou’s vocals were sampled for the opening hook of the single, taking a 1995 recording that the Hungarian singer did of a song called “Bajba, Bajba Pelem / Gypsy Life on the Road.”
The lawsuit states that “Mitsou has never signed any documents that would permit anyone to use her voice for advertising or trade purposes. Mitsou’s voice was sampled and digitally manipulated without her permission… All together, Mitsou’s vocals are featured for over 1.5 minutes of the 5.5-minute song.”
Mitsou also took issue with the content of the married couple’s song, writing in the lawsuit that the supposed sample is used to “evoke foreign eroticism alongside the sexually intense lyrics performed by Beyoncé and Jay Z.”
The Knowles-Carter duo and Timbaland have yet to comment on the lawsuit, which is seeking unspecified damages for “irreparable harm and emotional distress.”
Time will tell whether the couple will just swipe this one under the rug, too.