Apr 27, 2007

Beyonce on the cover of Vibe June Edition

Beyonce is beautiful. June 2nd 2007
Also, Beyonce has taken cover and pulled B’Day deluxe off the shelves due to a lawsuit.

Beyoncé allegedly never obtained proper clearance to cover a song called “I’m Kissing You,” originally co-written by a singer named Des’ree — famous for her 1994 smash hit, “You Gotta Be.” Des’ree’s version was used in Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film “Romeo and Juliet,” Beyoncé’s version can be found on the re-release of her album, “B’Day.”

In the lawsuit, Des’ree and her reps claim that Beyoncé, along with her record company people, originally tried to work out a deal to use the song. When they weren’t satisfied with the proposed terms — which included not being able to change the title or make a music video for the song — Beyoncé allegedly blew off copyright law completely, and recorded the song and video without permission. The song was eventually released on Beyoncé’s album, “B’Day - Deluxe Edition” on April 3, 2007, with the title “Still in Love (Kissing You).” Des’ree is suing to halt distribution of the song, video and album and seeking at least $150,000 in damages.


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