Any artist, TV show or song that draws large scale popularity will inevitably attract people claiming they’re to thank for all the success (just ask Robin Thicke and the creators of Empire). This time, it’s Beyoncé on the receiving end. According to TheJasmineBrand.com, Beyoncé has slammed a $3 million lawsuit filed against her by a former background singer who claims Bey’s song “XO” was originally his.
Ahmad Lane (stage name Javon) claims that he worked with Beyoncé as a background singer, along with Chrissy Collins who still currently sings background for the mega-artist. According to Lane, while employed with Beyoncé’s camp, he gave Collins a copy of his music to listen to. Collins, in turn, shared those copies with Beyoncé. Lane said once Beyoncé’s fifth studio album was released, he recognized the track “XO” as a rip off from his song of the same title. He then filed suit against Beyoncé, her creative agency Parkwood Entertainment and her label Columbia Records demanding $3 million in damages for all the profits Beyoncé made from the song and live performances of it as well.