A wuh gwan wid dat Hov an Bey?!
A Jamaican icon who was featured on one of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s tracks, “Black Effect,” claims she was never given proper credit nor compensation … even though she’s the leading voice on the song.
Dr. L’Antoinette Stines says she’s known in Jamaica for “her artistry and wisdom” — and it was for that reason she claims the Carters back in March 2018 sought her out to provide dancers for a video promoting their upcoming tour.
In a lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court, Dr. Stines alleges she help them out with dancers, and then Jay and Bey wanted to record her thoughts on the word love. She alleges she was told the interview would be used in the video only… “for promotional purposes”.
However to docs obtained by TMZ, she says she was surprised when she heard “Black Effect” — from The Carters’ “Everything Is Love” album — because the track is just her voice for a whole first minute.
Dr. Stines feeling “artistically raped” after hearing herself on the song — withouth her permission,according to her lawsuit.
The doc also alleges a contract for her services was only given to her the day of the video shoot, and she accuses the Carters’ reps of telling her not to worry because her interview would only be for promotional use.
So, she signed, but was angry she never got a chance to have it reviewed by her own lawyer, and to makes matters worse she claims she hasn’t been paid a single penny for her vocals.
Dr. Stines’s lawsuit against Jay and Bey includes copyright infringement, violation of her right to publicity and damages. She’s also seeking writing credit, and everything that comes with that meaning them coins baby!
No word back from the Carters yet.
That goes to show…read the contract, even though its from the richest couple in America!
What’s your 2 cents?!