Jill Layton
July 24, 2016 10:18 am
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It’s not unusual for massive celebrities like Beyoncé to be sued by random people claiming their ideas were stolen and they’re therefore entitled to a large portion of the profits. Maybe the person suing wrote similar song lyrics, or had a vaguely similar idea for a music video, or maybe they rocked a certain hairstyle first, or they share the same name and think they own it, etc.

People can basically sue for any reason. Or no reason at all.

Filmmaker Matthew Fulks filed a lawsuit against Beyoncé saying she stole the inspiration for Lemonade from him. Queen Bey took it upon herself to respond.

Fulks claims Beyoncé stole ideas for her visual album from his 2014 short film, Palinoia. Apparently, his film tells the story of a failed relationship, and so does Lemonade.

He also says they share similar visual elements, including images of “graffiti and persons with heads down,” “red persons with eyes obscured,” “parking garage,” “black and white eyes,” “the grass scene,” and “side-lit ominous figures,” according to Perez Hilton.

So like, normal music video things.

Beyoncé is calling some major BS.

Bey says both projects have completely different narratives. While Lemonade tells the story of “an African-American woman who progresses through stages of suspicion, denial, anger and, ultimately, reconciliation in her relationship,” Palinoia is about a “white man who is distressed in the wake of a failed relationship.”

Burn.