Ahmad Lane, who used to be a background singer for Beyonce, is suing the legendary singer for allegedly stealing her hit song ‘XO’ from her.
Lane claims he wrote the original song, tentatively titled ‘XOXO’, and passed it to a fellow background singer. His lawsuit infers the singer passed it on to Beyonce, who used it to write the song that appears on her album ‘Beyonce’.
Beyonce response, according to RadarOnline, is that there is nothing similar between the tracks aside ‘XO’ appearing in the titles. She also adds through her lawyers that the claims are ‘vague and cryptic’, and that she’s an internationally recognised artiste who has won 17 Grammy Awards and sold 118 million records.
“The two works at issue are entirely different songs that share no lyrical or musical similarity, other than perhaps the letters “X” and “O.” Her lawyers wrote.
“The works share no melodic content and there is no meaningful similarity in pitch series, rhythm or rhythmic patterns, melodic development or structure”
Beyonce is asking that the suit be thrown out and no damages be awarded. Do you think Beyonce could have done something like this?