Beyonce is being sued by Messy Mya, the late New Orleans YouTube personality who was murdered in 2010. Messy Mya’s estate claims that Beyoncé’s sampling of Mya on "Formation" was taken without permission.

You can listen to the original clip below.

Mya can be heard saying, “What happened after New Orleans?” and “Bitch, I’m back. By popular demand,” at the beginning of the song. TMZ claim they reached out to Beyonce’s team over the sample use, yet never heard back - so they have proceeded to sue her camp in a suit for more than $20 million in back royalties and other damages.”

Watch the "Formation" video, with Mya’s sample at the start, below.

Beyoncé recently unveiled a luscious and immersive new photoshoot to celebrate her pregnancy with two twins, which you can browse here.

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