Beyonce, Jay Z, Timbaland Sued for ‘Drunk in Love’

By Kathleen Villaruben | 2 years ago

Beyonce and Jay Z’s intense tandem in “Drunk in Love” was one of the most memorable songs and music videos because of the song’s unique combination of high-diva notes and dirty rap and the video’s sexy black-and-white scenes on the beach by the real-life power couple. They even won Best Collaboration at the MTV Video Music Awards. Read on to know how this success takes a turn for the worse.

The song appeared on the surprise album, “Beyonce,” last 2013 which is the no. 1 Billboard album. “Beyonce” just celebrated its first year anniversary. It gave Beyonce another swirl of popularity and several Grammy nominations. However, one of its tracks also gave her a possible lawsuit.


Mónika Juhász Miczura, also known as Mitsou, is a Hungarian singer who filed a Manhattan civil suit against Beyonce, Jay Z and the producer, Timbaland. She said they manipulated her Roma folk song, “Bajba, Bajba Pelem” to use it on the first part of “Drunk in Love.” She recorded it on 1995.

Mitsou’s song was allegedly digitally manipulated by auto-tune and went through various cuts to be inserted in different parts of the song.

According to the New York Post, the lawsuit says Mitsou’s voice was used to represent foreign eroticism with the overly sexual lyrics of the song. Her song was featured in a total of more than one and a half minutes within the five and one half minute song.

Mitsou said she never gave them permission. However, she thought the worst part was that her song was all about hopelessness, yet it was inserted in an erotic song like “Drunk in Love.” She said she did not know the song until her friends started asking her about her solo within Beyonce’s song.

She wanted something to compensate the damages. She demanded the song to be prohibited from playing in public unless her voice is completely removed from it.

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