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Beyoncé is being sued by a Hungarian folk singer over Drunk In Love

That weird hook at the start? The singer claims that’s her.

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BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z are in trouble with a Hungarian folk singer who claims that’s her vocals you hear at the very start of Drunk In Love.

The Guardian reports that Monika Miczura Juhász has accused Beyoncé and Jay Z of illegally sampling her vocals in the track.

Juhász, who performs in Hungary under the name Mitsou, claims that the introduction to the song is a “digitally manipulated” clip from the 1995 song Bajba, Bajba Pelém.

Have a listen to it here:

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According to the Daily Dot, Juhász is suing for damages, wants 29% of the track’s songwriting credits, and has also asked for Drunk In Love to be permanently banned. (Good luck with that.)

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The lawsuit states that she never permitted Bey and Jay to use her voice for any purpose:

All together, Mitsou’s vocals are featured for over one and a half minutes of the five and a half minute song. [Drunk In Love] exploits her voice to evoke foreign eroticism alongside sexually intense lyrics performed by Beyoncé and Jay Z.

This isn’t the first time Beyoncé and Jay Z have been accused of pinching samples – just last week, Jay had a similar suit dismissed over some sampled “ohs” from his 2009 track Run This Town. Ah lads. Stop that carry on.

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