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Beyoncé And Jay Z Are Being Sued For Stealing Parts Of ‘Drunk In Love’



Beyoncé and Jay Z may be dealing with quite an unhappy hangover over their massive duet off Bey’s last album.

“Drunk in Love,” the anthem sung ad nauseam by everyone since Beyoncé unexpectedly dropped her self-titled LP in 2013, allegedly infringes upon a Hungarian song from the 1990s.

A lawsuit filed in a Manhattan courthouse by Hungarian singer Monika Miczura Juhasz, also known as Mitsou, claims the smash hit uses Mitsou’s vocals without her permission.

Billboard reports “Drunk in Love’s” producers, including Timbaland, may have sampled “Bajba, Bajba Pélem” by Hungarian folk ensemble Ando Drom for the track.

The eerie record exclusively featuring Mitsou’s vocals was recorded in 1995, and released in the United States in 1997 on Ando Drom’s Gypsy Life on the Road, according to Page Six.

The sample can be heard around the 1-minute mark during the “Drunk in Love” music video, which has amassed over 238 million views on YouTube.

Mitsou is reportedly seeking unspecific damages in the lawsuit, as well as an immediate end to the song’s distribution.

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