Beyoncé Responds to Billboard Awards Performance Controversy

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Beyoncé wowed millions of viewers with her interactive performance of “Run the World (Girls)” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. But soon after she was faced with accusations of copying a previous performer. The Millennium Award recipient is speaking out following the barrage of criticism.

The pop superstar’s projection-based set drew comparisons to a 2010 performance by Italian singer Lorella Cuccarini. But B was aware of her predecessor. “My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much,” she told AOL Music. “I then met with the talented people who worked on it. The technology and concept were so genius.”

She was inspired after discovering Cuccarini’s performance online. “Thank God for YouTube or I would have never been exposed to something so inspiring,” she added. “I never worked so hard on anything in my life as that performance for the Billboard Awards.”

One of the men behind the show stopper was new media artist and film director Kenzo Digital. He met with Beyoncé and worked non-stop on the production for a month before bringing it to life in Las Vegas. “[The Cuccarini artists] are awesome and do incredible work as well, but there are a lot of different inspirations for where our piece came from,” he told Yahoo! Amplifier.

“If anything, it’s a great example of how great of a performer Beyoncé is. It’s just a bare white screen. It’s a technique in video art since the ’80s in terms of frontal projection and interactive things. That’s really nothing new. It’s not even a new technology. It’s just an incredibly simple, awesome storytelling device, and with a performer like Beyoncé it becomes incredibly powerful.”

Kenzo hopes that fans will be able to relive the performance when B tours to promote her upcoming album 4. “It would be awesome,” he said, “but I don’t know what’s in store exactly.”

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153 Comments

  1. Music Lover

    Her performace was an amazing. Good Job Beyonce

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    Music Lover Reply:

    @Music Lover, amazing*

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    Mary Jones Reply:

    I AM 52YEARS MY DAUGHTER SHOWED ME THIS VIDEO TO BE HONEST BEYONCE PERFOMANCE IS WAY BETTER THAT THE OTHER AT FIRST I THOUGHTBEYONCES PERFOMANCE IS THE ONE THAT INSPIRED THAT OTHER WOMEN WHO IS JUST POINTING UP AND DOWN LIKE A WEATHER REPORTER

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    dk Reply:

    @Mary Jones, lmaooooooooooo

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    RIHLUV Reply:

    @Music Lover, YEA IIT WAS GOOD , TO BAD IT WAS DONE BEFORE!…THATS WHAT SEPARATES LEGENDS FROM FUCKING WANNABE LEGENDS…SHE IS SOO UNORIGINAL AND A FUCKING LIAR…I COULD NEVER STAN FOR HER..I DONT KNOW HOW THE HELL I USE TO…SHE NEVER EVVEN AKNOWLEDGES HER FANS…OR GOD FOR THAT MATTER…SMH

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    sweet_dreams Reply:

    @RIHLUV, im guessing you’re a rihanna stan. hmmm your comment is therefore invalid, good day. and fyi, rihanna didn’t acknowledge God either nor is she original her damn self, she isn’t even talented, have a seat!

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    From Tokyo Reply:

    @RIHLUV, I will say that at least she acknowledged the original rather than disavowing any knowledge of it like some artists have done with their, um, “inspirations”. [I can think of at least two right now.] There’s hardly anything that’s original anymore, but if you’re going to copy, do two things: 1. ACKNOWLEDGE the originator, 2. make it YOUR OWN.

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  2. WonderLand19

    There you have it haters :)

    Bey doesn’t roll like Rihanna.

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @WonderLand19, ihu, Rihanna was on stage acting like a beached whale. Trust me though Rihanna will be sure to copy bey, and use this same idea. Rih copies the heck outta bey we all know this its nothing new. Rihannas performance had me feeling sexual i wanted sex after watching her performance, it was just like pornography theres no legandary stautus in porn rihanna!! know this!

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    :o Reply:

    @Tiffany, i fuckin agree!!

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @WonderLand19, Rihanna was like a beached whale, her stage antics had me getting horny

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    RIHLUV Reply:

    @Tiffany, BITCH SHUTTUP….I DO THINK RIHANNA SHOULD DANCE MORE , BUT SHE HAS NOOOOO REASON TO COPY BEY…SHE IS DEF IN HER OWN LANE…AND IF U WANNA GO THERE, COPYING BEY IS THE SAME AS COPYING EVERYONE ELSE BECAUSE THATS ALL THAT BITCH DOES…SHE HAS NO ORGINAL BONE IN HER BODY…SHE’S A MANUFACTURED POLISHED PRODUCT THAT KNOWS HOW TO COPY AND IMITATE RATHER THEN INNOVATE..SOOOOO SIT!…SHE HAS A GOOD SINGING VOICE BUT THERE IS NOTHINGGGGGGG ICONIC ABOUT DAM BEYONCE…PLEASE

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    :o Reply:

    @RIHLUV, She has no reason to copy bey? then why df she copys her?? bitch open ur eyes and see whos copying who.. and at least beyonce can sing unlike rihanna with her ugly duck voice!! smh @ u sayin bey has no original bone in her body..u prob ment to say rihanna but newais

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    Craazzy beetch Reply:

    @RIHLUV, do u remember when Rihanna first came out, people were saying she was copying Beyonce’s look, dance moves and music videos ?

    just because the slut has red hair doesn’t mean she’s original. Oh and please the reason why Rihanna hardly dances is because she can’t ! LOL. thats a fact!

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  3. YASSSSSSSSSSSSS

    She never even said It was ‘her idea’ or ‘original’. People need to get over themselves.

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    sweet_dreams Reply:

    @YASSSSSSSSSSSSS, exactly where did she say that it was all her idea and she came up with it? people are getting ridiculous with their hate and are always trying to find ways to discredit her.

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    mel Reply:

    @sweet_dreams, she doesn’t have to say it, but it is expected of an artist praised the way she is, to be original at least once in a while…when she did dreamgirls she took every exact same picture diana ross took 30 years ago….BORING!!!!

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    Scarlet Reply:

    @mel, She was expected to act as Diana Ross in Dream girls. Even if she copied, she made it better. Bee is good, infact great n if u cant see dat then u know nothing about talents.

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  4. EyFresh

    She killed it either Go Mrs Cater Go! eyfresh.tumblr.com

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  5. @TEAMFOXYDONDIVA

    fuck that italian bitch!!! bey all day..she shut yal haters down!!

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  6. Mr Botha

    i watched that cuccarinin performance its looks like a powerpoint presentation to me, beyonce took that concept to the next level not a fan of pop or r& b music no hate this is a fact beyonce killed that performance she even made the cucarinis concept inspiring no hate beyonce is talented i wld pay to go to her shows

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    Pam Reply:

    @Mr Botha, LOL powerpoint presentation 100% cosign

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Mr Botha, LMAO at powerpoint . Damn , ur funny .

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    maya Reply:

    @Real Issh, Powerpoint omfg lmfao #WEAK

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  7. allen

    watever nexttttttttttttttttt flop single but the second one *till the end of time * is sick

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @allen, It’s damn sure not a flop . So , Calm your tits Allen .

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    FLOP THE WORLD Reply:

    @Real Issh, yes it is

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  8. Phoenix_Wright

    lol people are trying to call her a copycat smh. She did her thing and admits she didn’t make it up herself.

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  9. Azonbey

    Either way screen or not,she slayed. I got life when she went into the crowd.

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @Azonbey, Just so we all know lady gaga could do this 100x better but i liked this performance, but i bet it looked bad if you was in the audience and couldnt see that in fact bey was working with cool effects

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    Vera Reply:

    @Tiffany, why are you talking about gaga…why do you dislike beyonce for…this is about her preformance and im pretty sure you were sitting at home watching it like the rest of us…stop being so negative damn.

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    Mya Reply:

    @Tiffany, Gaga can’t sing or Dance like Beyonce so sit ur ass dowwn

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Tiffany, Toff – I will slap u hoe . Get back on ur job .

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  10. mal

    And the white screen has been used in Broadway for years!! lol Anything to discredit how AMAZING Beyonce is people will!

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  11. victor

    bloggers just want to make hits the same pple produced the same perfomances the only difference is that Beyonces performance is just extraordinary I am sure Bill Gates is busy trying to figure out how he can invent another software that will be sold to musicians the other performance form that italian woman is just too cold for me if it was on tv i wld switch the tv off

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  12. say what

    she did good why is she even speaking on it????

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  13. roro

    haters….
    every single R&B artist today are doing the exact same thing as each other yet they critique beyonce because she did something that was done by only a few others?

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  14. ShameOnYall

    Your blaming your makeup artist….then you say thank God for youtube? Your not inspired….your copying. Now if keri hilson gets inspired and does this as well…she is going to. Be labeled a copycat….smdh…..But geez Beyonce does everything inspire you? I’m a fan but why every album you come out with You are framed for copying some other artist???????? That should be the question. Great performance or not beyonce you have enough talent to come up with something epic of your own…

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    Michael Reply:

    @ShameOnYall, No she wont, noone gives a shit what Ms. Hilson does nd that’s fact. U know damn well ots the other way around, ppl will jump right on the internet to see what Beyoncé copied but Keri u know that it wouldn’t even had been taken seriously in first place. Why?, she ain’t as relevant as u choose to make. Example?, she hasn’t performed at anyones award show in a minute. Excuse my long text but I wanted to something. MUAH

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    Um.Well.Sure. Reply:

    @Michael, Let’s be real. If Keri Hilson or any other artist does ANYTHING, stans are going to make up outlandish shit. If Keri Hilson dyes her hair blonde or wears a leather jacket, hell she could sneeze too loud and here come the Beyonce or Lady GaGa stans claiming she’s a copycat…

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Um.Well.Sure., No boo boo . We stay on thee Beyonce’ posts . Fuqk we goinn click ah Keri Flopson post for ?

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    lxtxnx Reply:

    B is whack and this response proves it. “My make up artist…” lol freakin loser!

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    :o Reply:

    @lxtxnx, whats wack about that? she wants to thank him/her? like when u say i wanna thank my mom u bein wack 2? u a complete nonsense

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    Mya Reply:

    @ShameOnYall,

    Okay Keri Hilson copied Janet Jackson Ms Summers TLC and a few others in pretty rock video if you wanna go there

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  15. Tiffany

    Just so we all know lady gaga could do this 100x better but i liked this performance, but i bet it looked bad if you was in the audience and couldnt see that in fact bey was working with cool effects

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    Jivesh Reply:

    @Tiffany, How many times will you post the same comment? ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Tiffany, Girl go watch lady caca fall off her piano AGAIN .

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    badboy Reply:

    @Tiffany, GAGA IS NOTHING NEAR QUEEN B.

    AND GAGA COPIES EVERYTHING MADONNA DID.

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  16. Jamie

    Yeah I’m agree with everyone; Beyonce’s was way better on every level. So what if that woman did it first; don’t mean she own that performance or the people who worked on it. No one said that Beyonce was the first or that it was her idea or design. That’s just like saying that everyone who sings or dances live copied the first person to do it. They only mad cause they know their favorite artist could never have done that like B did! #Staymad

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  17. gaga/blanco

    its the haters who keep diggin anything beyonce do its sad that some one have so much hate that they would put there life on hold

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  18. Josh

    She did an amazing job! Leave the woman alone!

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  19. Lisa

    It’s funny that out of all the dirty things Beyonce’s done like paying for songwriting credits that something that’s not even a big deal becomes a huge controversy.

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    Copyonce Reply:

    @Lisa, LOL this is just 1 of the 100 dirty things she done. STOP STEALING SONGWRITING CREDITS BITCH!

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  20. @TEAMFOXYDONDIVA

    fuck all the beyonce haters!!

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  21. Conan

    People are so quick to judge. How is it copying when its by the same production company? Can you copy yourself? Thats stupid! They need to get their facts first before accusing Beyonce. She killed it!

    Haters can’t handle the fact that she is that good.

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  22. oso_jo_ro

    first of all, EVERYTHING has been done, nothing new or original anymore, there’s only space to get inspired and get creative with it.
    that being said, I don’t think she should have justified herself, cause it’s perfectly okay.

    and yeah she KILLED IT!

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  23. NOBBYHERO FROM TOKYO

    Her performance reminded me of a Japanese dance-crew ORIENTARHYTHM. Check this out.
    youtube.com/watch?v=Qvoh0ZtVIW8
    What do y’all think? I think that she was inspired by the performance group. But she literally stole the show though.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @NOBBYHERO FROM TOKYO, Take yo ass back home ! Me no want no see you . Comprehendo ?

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  24. juAn

    Great performance, but it’s honestly disappointing that someone who wants to be considered an icon repeatedly proves to be unoriginal and not a trendsetter. I give her kudos for her work ethic, but it takes more to be legendary. Icons start trends, not duplicate them. This is not an attack…simply the truth.

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    Mya Reply:

    @juAn, Child shut up Michael Jackson, Madonna , Cher, Whitney Houston, Prince, Miss Ross alll got ideas from others

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @juAn, NOTHING , I repear NOTHING is original anymore . Thee only thing that could be original in a performance is if someone died . So stfu .

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  25. hmm

    of course beyonce was better..she has access to be equipment..seems like she can do anything original anymore..she copies this video and then copy’s and african dance groups moves for the the music video..what happened to doing your own shit, whether your inspired enough inspiration should make you do some next level shit, not copy & paste

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    sweet_dreams Reply:

    @hmm, now please point out someone in the industry now who hasnt been inspired or hasnt ‘copied’ before? fact: Nothing is original or new, you act like it’s only Beyonce when just about everyone in the industry today takes from someone else or something else, please!

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    Copyonce Reply:

    @sweet_dreams, everyone gets inspired but beyonce just keep copying.

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  26. uknowumad

    The dumb ass that made the comparison video is a distraught gaga stan that don’t have nothing better to do so IT stalking Bey. If only other artist put this much time in their performance maybe these awards show wouldn’t be so damn stale.

    Bey murdered that stage this is why nobody can fuck with her.

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  27. its me

    Beyonce is SOOOOOO NOT ORIGINAL…she stay biting someones shyt!

    Some Italian chick did it…and even Janet something similar in her Feedback video…

    If you gonna copy something take bits and pieces of it and make it different…she copies and does the SAME thing…but because she is “Beyonce” its hot…

    Kelly Rowland ‘Motivation’ thats all i got to say

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    Troy Reply:

    @its me, You betta preach…

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    Name here Reply:

    @its me, please sit some where nvm that lay down because i doubt beyonce copied the same exact moves

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @its me, Motivation ? U suckinn’ Kelly while Kelly is suckinn’ Bey . LMAO . Oh bye .

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    maya Reply:

    @its me, I love Bey but you right! I’ve yet to see Bey come up with something of her OWN!

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  28. Troy

    beYAWNcy should be known as a Iconic and Legendary Copy-Cat. As many of my friends and family have pointed out over the years is that beYAWNcy sits on youtube, just like the rest of American and when she sees something that she think she can get away with in the essence of nobody else seeing it, she steals the idea, the concept and proceeds in hopes that nobody knows where she stole the idea from. Case and point, she copied Single Ladies routine and for months she never told one interviewer that she was “inspired” by it, she thought she’d take the idea of Bob Fosse and pass it off as her own, until that one faithful day a couple of interviewers found out and called her on it, that’s when she was lost for words, then after the interviews, her publicist told her how to answer the question from now on, and now she uses the phrase “I was Inspired by.” She is notorious for stealing other artist ideas for videos, stealing song credits, perfume idea’s, etc., What I find ironic is, it’s become habit for her, she just doesn’t give a damn, and her rachet ass fans, especially her gay fans continue to argue that this trick is an icon or legend, she is not. Her daddy paid for those 6 grammys, he is an exec who knows people who know people and money talks and he’d do anything to pimp this girl out, make her look white to sell her soul to the industry to keep her relevant.People keep praising her work ethic, well every entertainer has to have great work ethics, look at Diana Ross, she’s 67 still touring sold out performances. Janet Jackson, she doesn’t have to tour another day in her life, but she’s touring at 45 years old, Rhianna, Chris Brown, Neyo, so what makes beYAWNcy so much better than the next artist who has excellent work ethics. If you ask me, she has people who cater to her because of her father and because of her name, all she has to do is step on stage and pole dance for you, hell Janet dance vigorously none stop on her Velvet Rope Tour, with Choreography for over 25+ Songs while changing clothes. Janet, Diana, Michael Jackson, those are Iconic Figures in American Music. beYAWNcy is nothing but a fad that is unoriginal, overrated and downright dispicable for accepting these awards/accolades and positive reviews for work she copied and was only “Inspired by” – Wow, what lame ass fans she has.

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    sweet_dreams Reply:

    @Troy, no one is going to read this long as harry potter novel, you just wasted your time typing all this out, get a life loser

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @sweet_dreams, LMAO !!!

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    Name here Reply:

    @Troy, are u like angry on something why did u write a freaking essay nothing is truely orginal
    anyway

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    Um.Well.Sure. Reply:

    @Troy, Are you commenting or trying to write a novel? I’m not a stan or a hater but I sure as hell ain’t reading all of that. You’re making yourself look pressed…

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  29. Erica

    Did Beyonce copy? Of course. but we have come so accustomed to it, we have gone to accept. Seriously, every song on the radio sounds the same, all artist do is cover other music. But since Beyonce did, its okay because she “rocked” it? Bull. Cause if Keri Hilson copied a performance like that she would be called “fake” and “unoriginal”. And yes, Beyonce’s performace was unoriginal, like the single, and probably the album will. She is too talented and makes to much money to copy and paste someone performance like that. As fans, dont accept less.

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  30. Swag

    her performance was great, nobody in the music industry is original. Everybody got their ideas from somebody else…

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  31. meds

    Yeah I suddenly noticed that cuz I am italian and I saw the lorella cuccarini’s performance years ago but I don’t see nothing wrong in what beyonce did.

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  32. elias

    i don t think beyonce did ever something original
    first she copy j lo body and stealing songs and all her performances and dance moves are deja vu there is nothing in this women only copy paste .she is not creative at all, sorry to all her fans but she is really a copycat.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @elias, How do you copy a persons body ? HOW DO YOU COPY A PERSONS BODY ?
    There is no sign of intelligent life left on this earth .

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  33. Kyle

    There is nothing wrong with drawing inspiration from other artists and that’s another reason why I admire Beyonce so much. She has never been one to say, “I did this first and it’s MINE.” She always gives credit to other performers.

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    Copyonce Reply:

    @Kyle, yeah after they accuse her -.-

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  34. nikkiischillin

    No matter what Bey do, she not gonna get that wack song to sell. And her second single sucks too. Whatever….

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @nikkiischillin, Nikki go chill in a tank full of sharks . Girl boom . Better cut my check .

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  35. :o

    Yall haters need to get a life! U wish u were like her! like damn seriously get a life and grow df up! look at her performance! who cares if she copied it or not?!

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  36. ShutTheFuggUp

    BEYONCE IS A THIEF. IT WAS ONLY AFTER SHE WAS CALLED OUT FOR STEALING DID SHE ADMIT SHE USED THE ITALIAN ARTIST AS INSPIRATION. SHE IS KNOWN FOR LYING AND STEALING. WE SEE THE TRUE BEY COMING TO LIGHT. THE ONE SING SHE DID WRITE RUN THE WORLD FLOPPED BIG TIME. THIS GIRL IS A FRAUD. A LYING HO

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    sweet_dreams Reply:

    @ShutTheFuggUp, dumb ass! go jump off a cliff

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    ShutTheFuggUp Reply:

    @sweet_dreams, THE TRUTH HURTS BWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH BEYONCE IS A THIEF, PRODUCERS, SONG WRITERS, CHOREOGRAPHERS HAVE ALL CALL HER OUT. EVERY ALBUM SHE DOES SHE STEAL. SHE IS A KLEPTO.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @ShutTheFuggUp, Girl bye . U real mad ? Just mad .. All I have to say is “I think I need a barber” .

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    Copyonce Reply:

    @Real Issh, lmao at you, you know he’s telling the truth that’s why you’re answering something that doesn’t have to do with what he just said

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Copyonce, Umm – No .. I like to reply with her song . Isn’t that why we’re here ?

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  37. layla

    So because someone else did it before Beyonce can’t do it stfu she use the same company who did the Italian lady the fact is the performance was perfect you low life hoes have nothing wrong to say about it so you go with she copy shit she never claim she was the first to did it the company use twitter sent email to clear everything up but you hoes still talking about it grow up Everything out there someone did Before the fact is she pay money they deliver she work hard at it Beyonce haters didn’t get enough love as a child or they most be miserable the message shes teaching people is she had a dream she work hard at it and as a Black woman she made her way to the top… Go follow your dream obviously Beyonce is enjoying hers

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  38. brian b...

    Lmao @ all the haterz, the same people who worked on the italian woman’s show worked on Bey’s performance!! Your asses got owned!!

    And stop worrying bout beyoncé thanking God in public, she has said herself that her talent is a gift from God and she knows better than to question Him, beyoncé also prays ahead of every performance. She doesn’t need to thank God in front of people to justify her faith and fuel the egos!!!

    And let me say that the people u should worry about are the ones who’ll go “thanks to God for giving me this award”… Cause uhm what about the other people who got nominated, prayed and then lost? Did God choose u over them? God gives u the talent, how u use it is up to u!!!

    Baby girl is a testament to how God wants us to be, stop using his name for material things like gold statues and live your life in a way that would make Him proud!!

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  39. LOL

    She still copied it and still is unoriginal. Accept it and get over it.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @LOL, Ur on joke time . How do you copy something that was done by the same producer ? Like read a book or some shyt . Please .

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  40. Hmm.

    Beyonce make it her own. She did an amazing job and she is a great performer. Personal, I don’t like the song but she won me over. She is like the Michael Jackson of our generation and Alicia Keys is like Prince.

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    Copyonce Reply:

    @Hmm., so now you dissing mj?

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  41. linkinfit

    brilliant performance.am sure not exactly the italian did it the last time.that simply out of this world.thumbs up B and the entire chorogrphy team…

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  42. Drew

    Not that big of a deal that she used someone elses idea for her performance because she samples the instrumental of ‘Girls’ too!. Just like Chris Brown samples SWV’s Right Here song for ‘She Ain’t You’ and now Jason Derulo’s new song ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’ the instrumental was sampled as well. But i still do not like ‘Girls’ that song is still horrible…I had to mute the sound to watch the music video which didn’t make the song any better. Hopefully her next single will be better!

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  43. Stephanie

    Silly comments who’s idea this one better than that one fake etc…..ALL are making $ all are Stars we are bloggers lol props to any artist i cant sing dance act so anyone performing is talented on some level and unless you r on that stage……shut up!

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  44. WhiteChocolate

    You fools are tripping. Michael Jackson didn’t invent the moonwalk. Some dude in England did. Michael saw it and copied it. Get over yourselves. She killed this performance, end of story…

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  45. Joyams

    She killed it, and brought this thing to an all other level.

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  46. PATTIE

    SEXY WILD, CRAZY BEAUTIFUL, Beyonce does it like no other, AWESOME B
    people need to back the f off B.
    CONGRATS B

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    me Reply:

    @PATTIE, Yeah, but what else did Michael copy? Right. The only thing ya’ll got is the moonwalk and that’s getting old. most of MJ’s career was original. can’t reall say the same for B.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @me, Wadd can she invent ? The walkmoon ? Tf . It’s a new millenium , inventers are deceased . Revivors are alive .

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    yougotit Reply:

    @Real Issh, 1st of all what does “wadd” mean? If it means what I think it means, i respond by saying truth is truth no matter what millenium you’re in. That being said, an epic artist should create, not take. See how easy it is to come up with rhymes? LOL

    No hate intended. I’ll keep it simple. what credit do you deserve if you are doing what everbody else is doing? I think this is where some people are confused about B. Nobody can copy HER performance level, but I think we want to see more original material from her.

    We’ve seen her take other’s material and truly make it work for her, but the burning question is, can she leave something for someone else to take??? probably not. it’s just be a bunch of copycats…makes for a boring outlook on music if you think about it.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @yougotit, I’m not going to read this SAT prep bull shyt . Make it shorter .

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    Gottadisagree Reply:

    @Real Issh,

    Wow. SAT prep intimidates you? I’ll try to keep this simple because that IS what you asked for, right?

    Thank you for showing the WORLD how ignorant your reading skills are. Your disdain toward a few short paragraphs speaks volumes of your intellect.

    Was that short enough, love? LOL

  47. Mya

    This Performance will good down in History as one of the Greatest!

    No Pop Artist Day performance has come close and that’s a FACT so stay Mad

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    Copyonce Reply:

    @Mya, you’re soo delusional, i just can’t.

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  48. humberto

    Epic performance. Queen Bee better than EVER. #enuffsaid

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  49. Jay ciara's man

    Swagger jacker typical of beyonce lmfao!!!!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Jay ciara’s man, Of course you would be Ci-ERRORS man . Smh . Ci should jack Bey shyt & maybe have a chance of success . Now this is when the “lmfao” is needed so lmfao .

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    Gottadisagree Reply:

    @Real Issh,

    LOL Didn’t Beyonce (in “upgrade you) take Ciara’s booty move (from “Get up”)? You knwo the one I’m talking about. Where they pop their booty with the hand behind their back to make for more drama. I’ll wait for you to look up the dates of the released videos.

    LOL Beyonce respects these other “fav’s” ya’ll keep talkin’ about so it just makes you look like sad little upset children.

    I’d say more, but your attention span is probably shorter than a 5 year old so…nevermind.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Gottadisagree, Booty ? I’m not hip . I’ve never seen a “Get Up” , but Ci_Error needs to get up on thee Billboard .
    Do these “fav’s” respect Bey ? YESSS .
    My attention span is longer than your d*** so yea .
    Anyway – Beyonce’ probable doesn’t even know who that Aaliyah reject hoe is .

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    yougotit Reply:

    @Real Issh, She do. AND if you were a true fan you would know EXACTLY what I’m talking about.

    LMAO. Yep. You are obviously someone who is TRULY upset about your life so you go to blogs attacking people.

    It’s not our fault you have no accomplishments. Have you ever seen B doing what doing? NO BECAUSE SHE HAS A LIFE! LOL Who was talking about Aaliyah?

    And if the only thing you can compare your attention span to is a D*ck…you’ve still proven my point. #HA!

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  50. yougotit

    SMH at this generations standards for music. You just accept the fact that people copy? Too bad you’ll never experience real music…but you get what you ask for.

    FYI, legend’s don’t need to copy and do like MOST artists do. That’s an excuse. They PAVE the way, not walk on it.

    Beyonce can damn sure perform, can’t deny that…but I definitely wouldn’t call her an artist. She just borrows too much material. Even if MJ borrowed the Moonwalk, he didn’t borrow much more than that. otherwise, you would have heard about somebody getting PAID!

    But by all means, please continue to applaud mediocre music…you’ll see the fruits of your labor in 10 years or so.

    By then it’ll be too late and the kids will be calling YOU the HATER. Your music glory days will be long gone and they’ll say the same disrepsectful things you say about the greats of our time.

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  51. @riri fan

    okk dis wat i gotta say, im 100 % rihanna fan but unlike other rihanna fan’s i aint gonna hate on beyonce’s performance beyonce KILLED it!!!!! rihanna was tha second best performance , so all yal rihanna fans stop hatin on Bee and stop critisizin !! i dnt appreciate tha beyonce fans sayin rihanna has talent cuz she does she wouldnt be tha top female artist!! but anyways beyonce slayed tha performance!! #epic

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    maya Reply:

    @@riri fan, oh please! Rihanna tops the charts b/c she has catchy beats. Britney used to top the charts too, are you going to tell me she’s a vocalist? lmfao #sit

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    Aaliyah Reply:

    @maya, used to? still does bitch and atleast Britney doesn’t steal.

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  52. damnskippy

    …yawn…tired of talking about beyonce…erykah, anagie stone and jill scott all day everyday…

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  53. maya

    I love Beyonce but she needs to be a trendsetter & not follow the trend…

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  54. MUAH -

    wow , the videos are REALLY alike . almost exact , but beyonce never said that she was the FIRST to do that . gracious , people are so quick to tear this woman down .

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  55. Vanity

    After they call her out she always comes with the “I got inspired” bullshit. Let me guess she “got inspired” for stealing songwriting credits too. Why didn’t she say that the performance is inspired by the italian girl before she performed, before she was accused? She thought she would get away with it and this isn’t the first time she copied someones performance. Stop stealing beyonce.

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  56. EDUCATED Bey fan

    First of all, WOW! Lik seriously, the majority of these responses are just a pure celebration and perpetuation of IGNORANCE! It has never been a crime to see something u like and make it your own! Models, designers, film makers, writers, musicians all draw inspiration from some place..that’s just how the fuckin world works. Y’all are seriously delusional. And since y’all wanna bring up lady fuckin gaga, that bitch gets inspiration from lots of places I.e. when she says “oh this was my homage to….or I was inspired by…” like come the fuck ON ppl…and Rihanna? Ha! Let me just say this: any one who called themselves a Rihanna stan has questionable credibility and shouldn’t be taken seriously. That tramp cudnt sing if Beyonce, celine dion, old whitney, AND Patti jumped inside of her and took over hr body! She’s fuckin useless..she doesn’t even have stage presence..dats why Chris beat dat ass wit one fuckin hand while whippin his ride. Y’all can “stan” for rihanna, ciara and who ever da fuck else..at the end of the day, Beyonce ALWAYS wins! U wanna know why? Cuz she’s the one who’s most respected and admired by her peers. How do I know? She has 16 grammys to prove it! Ppl tried to come for her bout he I Am Sasha Fierce album, tried to sleep on it..what happened? It collected 5 grammys…Even Etta James tried to get cute it bout Bey singin AT Last, what happened? Her At Last perfomance for Obama was QUITE nominated for an Emmy AND she collected a Grammy for AT Last, something Etta FAILED to do. Now Rihanna may have a nice list of #1′s under her fanny pack, but while she countin #1′s, Bey is counting GRAMMYS…hmph…now let THAT be the READ! She is the woman to be and to beat in the entertainment business. She is the ONLY song and dance woman out here doing it big..who can actually SING..put all these other folks up there on a stge and strip away the effects and give everybody a mic and a light…Beyonce will light they asses on fire with her tone quality and vocal acrobatics! Say it isn’t so! Say it!…..right, didn’t think so. And goodnight!

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  57. Keyshia

    Well at least Beyonce owned up to it and said “yes it was influenced by that”… unlike Nicki Minaj who would’ve probably said “That was a good performance but I did better”. Great job Beyonce. Such class #4

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  58. Jay

    Ha, this is just like when people noticed Single Ladies and Fosse. “My friend showed me a video and I liked it so I did it too!”

    Not very good artistry.

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  59. Haiku

    LOOOL

    People are saying Britney etc are all original?
    They are ALL copying T-Pain with the auto-tune!

    Then again, autotune was in th 80′s with Zapp and Roger! So maybe he’s a thief too? But i dont see any posts about that.

    You can take something and make it your OWN and thats what Bey did.

    If the italian’s performance was so EPIC how come you never heard of it UNTIL Bey…and we still dont even know how to say her name.

    #staysilent

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    Aaliyah Reply:

    @Haiku, lol at you Britney isn’t copying auto-tune, go educate yourself about music.

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    Haiku Reply:

    @Aaliyah, LOOL you do realise that auto-tune is the actual technolgy used to make a vocal ‘pitch perfect’, right? it isnt just the “t-pain” effect that is called “auto-tune”.

    so maybe you need to educate yourself, period.

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    ME Reply:

    @Haiku, Yeah, but Beyonce thought it was epic…isn’t that why she chose to use it?? Think about it…yeah. BECAUSE IT WAS EPIC!!!

    And somebody knew about it that’s why they asked B about it.

    So your point is invalid. #eatingyourwordsinpublicisn’tcute

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    Haiku Reply:

    @ME, I am talking about the ‘performance’ you clown not the technology! like i said: If the italian’s performance was so EPIC…

    Beyonce made the performance epic by bringing her OWN skill to the stage.

    Dont misquote me. It makes you look super clownish.

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    me Reply:

    @Haiku,

    LOL
    We could go at this for hours, but it doesn’t change the fact that B clearly took pieces from that “PERFORMACE.”

    So stuck on arguing a mute point. If that makes you feel important…

    Beyonce didn’t even deny this. YOU are. This is what you call blind by ignorance.

    Clownfish have nothing to do with your unwillingness to see the truth.

    Denial is actually a bad color on you. #switchitup

    btw, name calling is a clear sign you’ve lost the debate! #smileforthecamerasweets!

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    Haiku Reply:

    @me,
    first you say:Yeah, but Beyonce thought it was epic…isn’t that why she chose to use it?? Think about it…yeah. BECAUSE IT WAS EPIC!!!

    Clearly the initial argument was putting the two performances in perspective. Beyonce’s performance was epic hence it is still receiving praise. The italians performance was not because it went mainly unnoticed for a year. Yes the technolgy is epic but only one of the performances was. So Bey thought the tech was epic not the italian. Simple

    then you say: B clearly took pieces from that “PERFORMACE.”

    That was NOT even MY argument so maybe you need to respond to what i actually wrote and not what you THOUGHT i did.

    i even said “You can take something and make it your OWN and thats what Bey did”

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    me Reply:

    @Haiku, …and in order to misquote someone you have to actually quote them. It WAS cute how you tried to sound intelligent.

    Here’s a tip, intelligent people don’t have to insult others to look intelligent.

    I repeat…in the real world, when you insult people, you’ve already lost your credibility in the debate. Read Roberts rules of ettiquette.

    Building others up is with your ideas is intelligence. trying to break people down is just childish. Step ya mental status up.

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    Haiku Reply:

    @me, yet you say things like “So your point is invalid. #eatingyourwordsinpublicisn’tcute:” and have the nerve to pull me up on insulting people?

    Then you spell performance like this: “PERFORMACE.”
    and say i called you a “clownFISH” when I called you “clownISH” and have the nerve to talk about intelligence?

    youre hilarious.

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  60. Royaleeeee

    The performance was on POINT i cant even lie but she does lack originality! Every great idea she comes up with was done b4! From the beat she used for “Run The World”, tittle of album & concept for the performance! & who ever said Gaga cant sing or dance is an IDIOT! Gaga is always on POINT! & as for Rihanna everyone knows she cant dance or is the best singer but she puts her all in it when she does! There all 3 differnt artists wit 3 different sounds! Just let them be GREAT! Now #HaveASeat

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    Haiku Reply:

    @Royaleeeee, Beyonce lacks originality? so how about you suggest an ORIGINAL concept for her?

    Make sure NO ONE in history has done it before though.

    And I hope you arent suggesting that Lady Gaga IS original? Madonna, Bjork, Roisin Murphy? Or have you never heard of them?

    I hear what youre saying but moaning about lack of originality is pointless. What IS original is Beyonce’s energy. it is unique to her. and THAT is why she is so successful. It’s not what she does but HOW SHE does it.

    #fin

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    Gottadisagree Reply:

    @Haiku,

    1.) Being original IS what makes you stand out from everyone else. If you are not then you’re just like the rest, taking away from your…right. ORIGINALITY.

    2.)Doing something that nobody has ever done before is VERY possible, it just takes hard-work, dedication, and persitence and usually the mind of an artist who normally thinks outside the box. If Beyonce is as great as you say (which I am not doubting), should this be a daunting task for her? think about it.

    3.) Asking for more originality is what will make BEYONCE BETTER! You guys should thank the haters because THEY are the reason B steps it up every album (although since B stans have tried to shut them up so HARSHLY, this may have been a negative thing for B). Pressure is what is needed to make a pearl.

    If B stans can appreciate some of the so-called haters (not all of them cause some of that mess is just pure hatred), she would listen (because she is that humble) take those complaints and turn them on their ear. Adversity makes for great innovation. Trust. have a good day.

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    Haiku Reply:

    @Gottadisagree,

    I hear what youre saying but youre making it sound like all Bey needs to do is think for a while and she can think of something completely “new” – i think it’s impossible. sorry.

    What is original is the woman herself, her energy, personality, etc

    A million people are making music but she is making history. that is testiment to the fact that she IS doing it differently and dare i say, being ‘unique’/original.

    but well said.

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    me Reply:

    @Haiku, “I hear what youre saying but youre making it sound like all Bey needs to do is think for a while and she can think of something completely “new” – i think it’s impossible. sorry.”

    If this is impossible, what exactly seperates her from all the rest?? Her energy?, Her personality? Don’t most artists have that?

    This is the burning question that some people YOU call “hater” have? If her fans say “…i think it’s impossible. sorry.” then why is she so epic?

    Are you saying B doesn’t have the skill to bring original material?

    That’s sad. I would think a fan would have more faith in their queen, don’t ya think?

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    Haiku Reply:

    @me, When you jump in a specific response, take it out of context and respond with a generic comment – you run the risk or making irrelevent ‘points’.

    The person i was responding said that she can invent something completely NEW (ie NEVER seen before, first ever etc)
    I am saying that is humanly impossible (esp now).

    You may laugh about me saying her energy is the very thing that sets her apart but it is. It’s the reason why there are a thousand others who call themselves singers and only a handful who are as highly revered as Bey.

    You seem to think that ‘original’ is the same as ‘creating a brand new idea NEVER seen before” it isnt.

    You wear clothes and so does everyone else but even you must admit that eventhough “clothes” ARENT new they can still be ORIGINAL. right?

    Thats my point. It’s not what Beyonce does (sing, dance) that makes her original but HOW she does it that does.

    me Reply:

    @Haiku,

    “A million people are making music but she is making history.”

    I don’t mean any harm but when you “repeat” something, you are not making history, you are repeating history.

    No doubt, Beyonce will go down in history, but it probably won’t be for originality.

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  61. BigBen

    Did MJ invent the moonwalk? Nope, he studied and imitated the Godfather (JB), now I dare you to say that MJs moonwalk isn’t legendary…

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    ME Reply:

    @BigBen, Nobody is going to argue this. But how many other times can you count that Mj copied someone else?

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  62. HD

    She’s The Queen of Pop. I love her so much.

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    YOU'RE DELUSIONAL Reply:

    @HD, loooooooooooooooooooooooooool

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  63. scloud

    ok so they both went to the same people for there show but clearly Beyonce did more that other girl barely moved

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  64. LFR

    ok so B did like the same kind of performance, so what, the point is that she pulled it and show us what a great performance she really is…

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  65. TJ

    This is why I will always value her as a great performer, but never as an artist. Why are you going to perform a sampled song, and sample a performance too?

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  66. HM

    That Italian lady should be happy Beyonce did something similar to her performance. She is getting more publicity then she has ever gotten in her entire career.

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  67. Babiegyrle

    Clearly this is nothing to be getting all hot and angered about, clearly there are a lot of artist who are inspired by other artists. It’s the nature of life. There are things we all take from someone and make their own. So who cares. It was a good Performance. If you dont like it, so what. Who Cares. Life is too short to be arguing who is right and wrong about whatever point you have to make. The point is Beyonce had a great performance that people like!

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  68. slick

    this was not epic she is by far the most unoriginal r&b singer in the world

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