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Beyonce Responds To ‘Countdown’ Copycat Allegations

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Beyonce’s latest video, “Countdown” has gotten some pretty strong reviews… Good and not-so-good. The R&B/Pop star was recently accused again for stealing ideas for her latest video, from a German choreographer named Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, who actually called Bey out in a blog stating:

“I’m not mad, but this is plagiarism. This is stealing. It’s a bit rude.”

Well, apparently queen Bey’s PR camp caught wind of this mess and decided to release an official statement in hopes of cleaning up the disaster. Beyonce’s statement said:

“Clearly, the ballet ‘Rosas danst Rosas’ was one of many references for my video ‘Countdown.’ It was one of the inspirations used to bring the feel and look of the song to life. I was also paying tribute to the film, ‘Funny Face’ with the legendary Audrey Hepburn. My biggest inspirations were the ’60s, the ’70s, Brigitte Bardot, Andy Warhol, Twiggy and Diana Ross. I’ve always been fascinated by the way contemporary art uses different elements and references to produce something unique.”

Watch: Beyonce “Countdown”

We can accept the statement Beyonce (at least she didn’t deny it), but why are you always so “inspired” by someone else’s work and taking credit for it as your own? We think we could swallow her response better if she actually cited where her inspirations come from. Here’s another idea, Bey. Why don’t you ask permission to use someone else’s work before you go and re-create someone else’s hard work and creativity. We KNOW the Beyonce is naturally creative, so why all the copying “inspiration”? Sheesh.

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