A Hungarian folk singer is accusing magical trio Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Timbaland of ripping her off by illegally using vocals from her song for the hit single “Drunk in Love.”
Monika Miczura Juhasz is convinced that if you listen to her singing “Bajba, Bajba Pelem” you will agree that her vocals were engineered specifically for the purpose of applying them to the song that none of us can still get enough of.
She is asking to be compensated and would like her vocals removed accordingly.
Listening to her version, there might be echoes of similarity, but not enough to warrant her unreasonable demands. The tune is supposedly a traditional folk song that she learned from her grandmother. So that means the true origin is sketchy at best which will make it almost impossible for her to win her case against such formidable talents.
“Drunk in Love” also just received two Grammy nominations and has been a stellar hit for Queen Bey – and something tells us that it will stay that way.