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Beyoncé, Jay-Z Hit With IP Suit Over ‘Black Effect’ Monologue

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Beyoncé, Jay-Z Hit With IP Suit Over ‘Black Effect’ Monologue

Law360 (June 17, 2020, 9:50 PM EDT) — Beyoncé and Jay-Z used a recording of a Jamaican artist speaking about love on the 2018 track “Black Effect” without her permission, according to a copyright infringement suit filed Wednesday in California federal court.

Lenora Antoinette Stines — a well-known dancer, choreographer, lecturer and author — says in her complaint that Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Jay-Z, aka Shawn Carter, approached her in March 2018 to bring dancers to the Jamaica set of a promotional video for their album, “Everything Is Love.” While on set, Stines, 68, was asked to speak with Beyoncé and another individual about love, she says.

“At the time…

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