New Orleans Group Sues Beyoncé For Copyright Infringement

New Orleans’ Da ShowStoppaz Is Suing Beyoncé & Big Freedia Over ‘Break My Soul’

Former New Orleans group Da Showstoppaz is suing Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Big Freedia for copyright infringement. Beyoncé’s 2022 single, ‘Break My Soul,’ is at the center of the lawsuit.

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Da Showstoppaz Accuse Beyoncé Of Copyright Infringement

On Wednesday (May 22), Tessa Avie, Keva Bourgeouis, Henri Braggs and Brian Clark of Da Showstoppaz filed a federal copyright suit in the Eastern District of Louisiana for alleged copyright infringement and unfair trade practices over the use of the phrase “Release a Wiggle.”

According to Fox8Live, Da Showstoppaz is accusing Beyoncé of crediting Big Freedia for “Release the Wiggle.” The bounce artists also claim that Big Freedia used the saying in her 2014 single, ‘Explode.’

Fox8Live further reports that Jay-Z is also a defendant in the suit, along with other writers and producers who assisted Bey and Big Freedia with the making of both songs.

Da Showstoppaz’s lawsuit argues that Big Freedia uses “release yo wiggle” repeatedly throughout ‘Explode.’ Almost a decade later, Queen Bey sampled ‘Explode’ on her ‘Break My Soul’ song, which debuted on her ‘Renaissance’ album.

As per the complaint, Da Showstoppaz is seeking credit for “Release a Wiggle” on both ‘Explode’ and ‘Break My Soul.’

In addition, the group seeks any damages tied to profits that both musicians have made from the ‘Break My Soul’ tour and movie ‘Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé.’

Queen Bey Goes Viral For Natural Hair

Beyoncé recently made headlines after she showed off her natural hair. In April, the singer had social media shook after she uploaded a video that details how she maintains her hair.

In the voiceover, the ‘Heated’ hitmaker broke down her wash routine as well as the Cécred products she uses to keep her hair healthy. The clip sees the award-winning singer getting her infamous long blond tresses combed out, blow-dried and pressed.

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