Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Beyonce Swagger jackin'? 4 reasons it may be true!

Y'all know I love me some Beyonce so it hurts me to even write this post. Folks are accusing the "Singles Ladies" singer of  swagger jacking (ie using someone else's ideas). It's so hard to not at least think about it especially when you watch most of the videos from new album 4. It's really apparent that inspiration from her videos have been pulled from other sources. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you 4 reasons why Bey might could be a swagger jacker.

Reason # 1

Iit is imperative that you check out this video of Beyonce's video "Countdown" vs. Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. See below...

I mean damn. Someone should get fired for this. Specifically the choreographer that presented B with the concept of this video. You cant just take someone's else work of art and then acknowledge after you've been caught. It's called stealing.

Reason # 2
You guys remember the controversy surrounding her Billboard awards performance? She was accused of stealing her entire concept from Lorella Cuccarini 2010 performance. See the video below for that showing..

Reason # 3
The "Love on Top" video that  I posted here sounds a mighty similar to Jonathan Butler's song "Lies". Not to mention she pulled her whole choreography from boy band New Edition. At least she acknowledged that "inspiration".

Reason #4 

When Mrs. Carter video for  "Who Runs the World" came out, tongues were wagging with her using African dance group Tofo Tofo in her video. I for one was happy that she used the guys in the video, even flying them from Africa to perform. But this was clearly another example of Bey using someone's else work in her video.

I mean really? How thin is the line between inspiration and copying? You tell me!


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