(AllHipHop News) Beyoncé’s megasmash “Drunk In Love” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earned the superstar a couple of Grammy nominations (Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song). But there is one Hungarian performer who wants some of the credit and profits for the hit single, and she is willing to take Bey, featured artist Jay Z, and producer Timbaland to court.
According to reports, Mónika “Mitsou” Miczura has filed a lawsuit claiming Beyoncé used her voice from a 1995 rendition of the folk song “Bajba, Bajba Pelem” without her permission. Mitsou is asking the Manhattan Supreme Court to prohibit any others from playing “Drunk In Love.” She is seeking unspecified damages as well.
The sample in question apparently appears in the first 13 seconds of “Drunk In Love.” The lawsuit alleges Mitsou’s voice was digitally altered on the record.
The suits also states that Bey and Jay’s song “evokes foreign eroticism alongside the sexually intense lyrics” and the “blatant unauthorized use of [Mitsou’s] voice for trade purposes is causing irreparable harm and emotional distress.”
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Watch the video for Beyoncé’s Drunk In Love featuring Jay Z below.