Beyonce Files Countersuit Against Filmmaker Who Says She Stole ‘Lemonade’ From His Short Film
Mother of one and popular singer, Beyonce has called filmmaker Matthew Fulks’ claim that she ripped him off for her Lemonade album trailer a complete BS.
According to TMZ, the singer has filed a suit calling Fulks’ claims ‘bogus’, adding that Lemonade is about “an African-American woman who progresses through stages of suspicion, denial, anger and, ultimately, reconciliation in her relationship.” Palinoia, on the other hands, is about a “white man who is distressed in the wake of a failed relationship.”
Recall that Fulks accused the singer of ripping off his 2014 short film, Palinoia, for the trailer of her 2016 visual album, Lemonade. From the suit filed by Fulks last month, he was specific about the parts of the trailer stolen from his film. He said they included “characters in front of graffiti-covered walls, red tinted images, dimly lit parking garages and closeup shots of “overgrown grass.”
Fulks adds that a Senior VP at Beyonce’s record company Columbia Music saw his film in 2015, before the shooting of Bey’s Lemonade later that year.
And here’s Bey’s Lemonade: