Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Beyonce "Copy Cat"

Watch this side by side comparison of Beyonce's recent performance of "Girls, Run the World" and a 2010 peformance by Lorella Cuccarini below.


Notice the similarities?  The multiple persons background, the flock of the birds, the bouncing shapes .....  Co-winky dink right?  Well at first glance I would probably say so, but this is not the first time Beyonce has been accused of stealing someone's video/performance concept.  The only time I can recall Beyonce giving credit to a "copied" concept, is when she gave the discussed the thought behind her "Single Ladies" video. 

I didn't watch the awards on Sunday but I saw a lot of tweets about how great of a job Beyonce did.  She is an excelent performer, I wouldnt take that away from her.  But I'm wondering, why not give credit where credit is due?  Like, have you ever seen your Facebook status copied and pasted to someone else's page, without so much as a shoutout or a thanks?  (happens every so often to me, and I don't approve)  Where do you draw the line? 
Imitation is the biggest form of flattery right?? What do you think?

With that said, shoutout to Concreteloop.com for posting this video.

Check out where the concept from "Single Ladies" came from .... funny stuff!