Has Bey been caught with her hand in the cookie jar … again?!
A scorned songwriter, Javon, is gunning for Beyoncé, claiming that the queen of pop stole her hit record “XO” from him.
“I believe my copyrighted musical work has been infringed upon,” said the 27-year-old artist in a new federal lawsuit against Mrs. Carter.
“I am seeking the earnings she has made from the copied record,” he writes in the legal papers. “Also live performances, etc. I would like money compensation of $3 million, or whichever is greater,” the documents concluded.
As for when the alleged theft occurred, Javon says “I have worked with [Beyonce’s] background singer Crissy Collins as a background singer for another artist,” he wrote. “I sent her the material I wrote after releasing it.”
He went on to claim that The-Dream, aka Terius Nash, reference the same melody he [Javon] sings in his version of the song “XOXO.” While Nash, is not named in the suit, he is listed as a cowriter and coproducer of Knowles’ “XO.”
Although it may appear that Javon has presented a solid case, the Carter family has a way of making these incidences disappear. The grievance filed by Javon in August has yet to receive a response from Bey’s team. We smell a payoff…
Do you think Javon has a chance of standing up to Knowles’ army of lawyers and litigators? – Ruu Hawkins/@ruubabie