Performance Drama: Beyonce responds to Accusations of Stealing her Billboard Performance!


I didn't Steal, I just Borrowed! - Sasha Fierce

Uh-oh. Beyonce is under hot water as her critics are accusing the singer of strategically copying Lorella Cuccarini performance that was done over a year ago. Beyonce, who was honored with the Millennium Award on Sunday, talks about her Billboard Music Awards performance of “Run the World (Girls)” to AOL music where she admits she did use Cuccarini performance as her inspiration:

“My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much. I then met with the talented people who worked on it. The technology and concept were so genius. Thank god for YouTube or I would have never been exposed to something so inspiring. I never worked so hard on anything in my life as that performance for the Billboard Awards.”

Did Beyonce steal or “borrow” the performance for inspiration? You be the judge. Check out the side by side Youtube of Bey’s performance with Lorella’s performance: