Jay Z and Beyonce are facing a lawsuit over their song, “Black Effect,” by a Jamaican artist claiming she was never given proper credit or compensation despite being the leading voice on the track.
The Jamaican artiste, Dr. L’Antoinette Stines says for “her artistry and wisdom” — and to that point, she says the Carters sought her ought in March 2018 to provide dancers for a video promoting their upcoming tour.
NRM report that the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court, Dr. Stines claims she hooked ’em up with dancers, and then Jay and Bey wanted to record her views on love. She claims she was told the interview would be used in the video … “for promotional purposes” only.
In the docs, obtained by NRM, she says she was shocked when she heard “Black Effect” — from The Carters’ “Everything Is Love” album — because the whole first minute of the track is just her voice.
Hearing herself on the song — uncredited, mind you — left Dr. Stines feeling “artistically raped” … according to her lawsuit.
The doc claims a contract for her services was only thrust in front of her on the day of the shoot, and she alleges the Carters’ reps told her not to worry … after all, her interview would only be used for promotion.
So, she claims she hasn’t been paid a dime for her vocal work.
Jay Z was captured at an appearance in Columbia University, where he took the opportunity to set the record straight as regards him and his wife, Beyonce sitting down during the National Anthem at the Superbowl on Sunday.
He was asked if remaining seated was to make a statement.
“It actually wasn’t. Sorry. It really wasn’t… It was not premeditated at all.”
He explained that they were in ‘artist’ mode, taking in things from the point of view of performers. He also said they were focused on matters related to the mic and speakers in use.
According to his statement, he and his wife also focused more on how Demi looked and performed.
Burna Boy’s ‘Collateral Damage’ which is the 9th song off his ‘African Giant’ album, made it to Jay-Z’s 2019 playlist.
Songs that made the American rapper’s playlist were uploaded to Tidal and they include hip-hop and R&B tracks he vibed to in the last 12 months.
Other artistes who made the playlist include Shatta Wale, Kanye West, Travis Scott, Solange, Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Beyonce, J. Cole, Young Thug, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler the Creator, Koffee, Rick Ross, Drake, Denzel Curry, and Roc Marciano.