Beyoncé Sued By Messy Mya Estate Over “Formation” Sample

Beyoncé has been sued by the estate of New Orleans YouTube personality Anthony Barré, better known as Messy Mya, who was killed in 2010. She sampled one of his videos in her Lemonade track “Formation,” and the new suit alleges that she never got permission from his estate. TMZ reports that the estate claims that “they tried talking to Beyoncé about the sample … but says she blew them off.” They’re asking for more than $20 million in back royalties and damages.