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Dropping It Like It’s Hot
In fact you’ve retired most of your sweat-inducing moves. You’re not even sure where they do that anymore.
Hungarian folk singer Monika Miczura Juhasz known by her artist name Mitsou, is suing Beyoncé, Jay Z and Timbaland for sampling her song “Bajba, Bajba Pelem (I Got Into Trouble)” in “Drunk In Love.” In a Manhattan civil suit, Mitsou claims the trio used and digitally manipulated her Hungarian Roma folk song as the acapella intro for their 2013 hit.
She also claims in her lawsuit, her song’s sample was used “to evoke foreign eroticism alongside the sexually intense lyrics performed by Beyoncé and Jay Z in ‘Drunk in Love.’” The suit further explains Mitsou’s vocal intro was recorded and revamped for 57 seconds and the sampled continued to play alongside Jay Z’s rap verse. Altogether, Mitsou’s vocals were featured in “Drunk In Love” for 1.5 minutes.
The original track, “Bajba, Bajba Pelem” was released under the title “Gypsy Life On The Road” in the United States by North Pacific Records in 1997. According the New York Post, Mitsou is an acclaimed Hungarian Roma singer who was discovered at 17 years old and performed around the globe at festivals and concerts. Mitsou claims friends notified her about “Bajba, Bajba Pelem” being used in Yoncé and Hov’s duet. The Post says Mitsou is seeking unspecified damages and, she notes, she never signed any documents to permit her song or voice to be used in advertising or trade materials.
Below you can listen to Mitsou’s “Bajba,Bajba Pelem” and The Carters’ “Drunk In Love.”
Do you hear any similarities between the two tracks?
The highly publicized Sony email leak has finally revealed something useful other than corporate racism and greed. Apparently there is a Destiny’s Child biopic in the works and you’ll never guess who’s behind it.
OK, well maybe you’ll guess whose idea it was in the first place. According to The Daily Beast:
An email dated December 4, 2013, from Screen Gems honcho Clint Culpepper to Pascal and a team of Sony execs discusses how Beyoncé’s father, Matthew Knowles, went to him to try and set up a Destiny’s Child biopic.
“Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s Father wants to make the film of Destiny’s Child and came to me first,” wrote Culpepper. “He’s going to Universal next. Do we think it would be a successful film? They’re on Sony label. I’m just not sure that it’s not too soon.”
While a Destiny’s Child biopic sounds great — although we’re giving Matthew the sideye because he knows he’s not in the inner circle anymore — we have to agree with Culpepper that it’s a bit too soon. Michelle, Kelly, and Beyonce still have much to accomplish and DC only split within the last 10 years. Unfortunately, Lifetime doesn’t share that same opinion because The Daily Beast also revealed the network that brought us the Aaliyah story and soon “Whitney,” already has a Destiny’s Child biopic slated for February 2015! Yes, in just two months. Perhaps the network is taking a cue from the Aaliyah biopic and opting not to announce casting choices — or any other early details about the flick — for fear of an unprecedented amount of Twitter shade before the debut. Or else, they’ve just pushed the date back and we’ll all be in for a potentially unpleasant surprise next year. We shall see.
“I Grew Up With A Lot of Conflict And Trauma” Beyoncé Shares Life Lessons In New Video “Yours And Mine”
Beyoncé is showing us all types of facets of her personality these days. In lieu of press tours and interviews, she’s sharing more and more of herself through her actual art work. This time though she’s not singing. In celebration of the one year anniversary of her self-titled visual album, in one of her standard video diary confessional type reflections, Beyoncé talks about the lessons she’s learned, giving us a sneak peek into her perspective on the world. Her are some quotes from the 11 min video below.
I sometimes wish I could be anonymous and walk down the street like everyone else. Before I was famous, I was the girl on the hill with the guitar. I was the girl who just wanted a beautiful view of the beach. And now that I’m famous, it’s really really difficult to do really, really simple things. I think it’s the hardest thing to give up. But my mother always taught me to be strong and to never be a victim. Never make excuses. Never expect anyone else to provide for me, things I know I can provide for myself. I have dreams and I feel like I have a power to actually make those dreams actually become a reality.
When you’re famous no one looks at you as a human anymore. You become the property of the public. There’s nothing real about it. You can’t put your finger on who I am. I can’t put my finger on who I am.
I grew up with a lot of conflict and traumas and I’ve been through a lot, just like everyone else. My escape was always music and I’m so lucky that that’s my job.
I was brought up seeing my mother try to please and make everyone comfortable. And always felt like it was my job to fix the problem…people pleaser. But I’m no longer afraid of conflict. And I don’t think conflict is a bad thing cuz I know that when you grow up, when you learn a few things you’re no longer afraid of letting go. You’re no longer afraid of the unknown.
If I hadn’t gone through some of the painful experiences in my life, I would not be me.
But if I accomplished all of these things and had no one to share with, it would be worth nothing. You know, you need something real in order for any of this stuff to matter. You have to have something that is forever, something that’s invisible.
People feel like they lose something when they get married. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s nothing more exciting than having a witness to your life.
I feel like my body is borrowed and this life is very temporary.
I watched my friend’s body deteriorate. And to watch someone pass on so gracefully put everything into perspective. We do not value ourselves enough. Especially young people don’t appreciate how brilliant our bodies are. I’ve always been very very specific and very choosey…very choosey about what I do with my body and who I want to share that with.
I always consider myself a feminist although I was always afraid of that word because people put so much on it. When honestly it’s very simple, it’s just a person that believes in equality for men and women. Men and women balance each other out and we have to get to a point where we are comfortable with appreciating each other.
I have a lot of empathy for men and the pressures that they go through and the cultures that have been created, especially for African American men. I have the same empathy for women and the pressures we go through. A woman has to provide so many things for their children. I consider myself a humanist.
And her final thought:
One thing that’s for sure, the love I have for music, for my husband, for my child is something that will last far beyond my life.
She also speaks about depending on other people, happiness and other life observations in the video below. Take a look below and let us know what you think
If you thought Beyoncé was the highest paid musician in the world, think again.
Forbes even though he hasn’t dropped any new rhymes, Dr. Dre holds the title. Dre topped the magazine’s annual list of the World’s Highest-Paid Musicians of 2014 due to other mega deals the former NWA member has made.
Dr. Dre made a whopping $620 million this year before taxes, mainly due to the sale of Beats, the company he co-founded, to Apple for $3 billion. And Dre’s take also marks the largest single-year revenue of any musician, ever.
Beyoncé, of course, did make the list. Though she didn’t rule it, she came in No. 2. Bey pulled in $115 million and it was her most lucrative year yet, because of her Mrs. Carter Show tour, a surprise album and endorsements with Pepsi and H&M.
“Only one other act reached the nine-figure mark: The Eagles, who earned $100 million on the strength of their History Of The Eagles tour,” reports Forbes. Next came, Bon Jovi with $82 million and Bruce Springsteen with $81 million.
The only acts under age 30 to make the top ten were Justin Bieber ($80 million) and One Direction ($75 million). Taylor Swift came in at No. 11 ($64 million).
And, Calvin Harris was the highest single-year payday of any DJ ever evaluated by Forbes, raking in $66 million.