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Did Beyonce Steal Her Billboard Performance Idea??

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There is some speculation as to whether or not Beyonce lifted her performance from one that Lorella Cuccarini did in 2010. Check out the video above to see a side by side comparison!

We can totally see the similarities and what they're talking about. Absolutely.

But did she steal it?

We're more inclined to think it's an homage that Bey took to the next level! Her performance is way more visceral, and we're sure that any similarities were discussed beforehand — you can't have an idea like this be so close to someone else's without realizing it. We'd be willing to bet that Lorella knows too!

What do U think is going on here??

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48 comments to “Did Beyonce Steal Her Billboard Performance Idea??”

  1. 1

    Such a shame that you don't post these comparison posts for every artist.

  2. M: says – reply to this


    maybe she is learning something from ur wifey gaga…. biggest copycat in the business. what i think its funny is that u never said gaga is a copycaty…..why are u saying this about beyonce??dont forget ur gaga does it even better and often…. look at ur gaga instead talking to serious artists

  3. 3

    Ideas… are ideas… Copied it? Sure, improved it and made it her own… no doubt. It is dissapointing though to a degree (for me at least) as it really does seem like there are no real original ideas going on out there… Everything is "inspired".

  4. 4

    Beyonce is known for stealing. Thats a fact. She didnt write a lot of her songs she´s credited for….it´s no sorprise this shit. She has an amazing voice….but no shame.

  5. 5

    It is very similar, yet i think it is what you said, more of an homage. But of course the haters are gonna hate. I cant even stand this song, it is so horrible and it is gonna be forced down everyones throat and people will start to think they like it./

  6. 6

    And yet when your precious Lady Caca steals from Madonna, you keep quiet about it. Shut the f*ck up Mario. Hypocrite.

  7. 7

    She dances the same in every video.

  8. 8

    Beyonce is a hack.

  9. 9

    Yeah. She's a copycat. Thats what copycats do they copy other people.

  10. 10

    This is not her first time…

  11. 11

    It's a screen. There's nothing new about using a screen in a performance. Gwen Stefani did the same thing a few years ago.

  12. 12

    I prefer Beyonce's performance. The people on the screens looked so real! It wasn't her best vocal performance but I'd prefer seeing someone perform live rather than lip sync anyday. I LOVE watching her dance, wow!

  13. 13

    The had the same art director, so what? The guy reused the style. I think Beyonce's performance was hot.

  14. 14

    Re: M: – He isn't he said Beyonce is paying homage. I like that you changed your picture, btw. Madonna looks very pretty. Would it be rude to say that you are as obsessed with Madonna as Perez is with Gaga? The difference is Perez is friends with Gaga. You don't know Madonna, unless you are Madonna, LOL!!!

  15. 15

    what, do you all think that back-screen projected visuals are new? please. guess you've never been to a Kraftwerk or Devo show - they've been doing shit like that for 30 years.

  16. 16

    Re: wiseguy – Umm beyonece was using a backing track for most of the song, she sang a couple verses and said girls 100 times live that was it, the rest was a backing track!! Live is live no lip-syncing no backing track if you use a backing track you are still lip-syncing.

  17. 17

    Re: Ivybby – I second that.

  18. 18

    everything beyonce has done has already been done and same with gaga. they dont get inspired or take things to another level ..what they do is take bits and parts from mltiple artists and try and pass it off of something new. for anyone that hasnt seen m.i.a`s video for galang, this is a total ripp off of that and lorella put together

  19. 19

    I hate that song to start with, is an insult not only to men but to women too. Its practically saying that women should work to be shallow and materialistic selfish b*tches. Wrong wrong wrong Beyotard. About the video, the idea is the same. When the idea is exactly the same its called stealing. I see nothing inspiring in there, its just the same. She is the center where theres this media playing all around her the same way as in the original one.

  20. 20

    Homage my ass - she ripped this off just like she has everything else (clothes, songs, videos) It's sad that she has to steal other people's success to pump herself up. The song sucks anyway

  21. 21

    There are similarities but that’s about it. Beyonce took a similar idea and made it into her own which every single artist does . Who ever that other artist is she was not the first person to perform in front of a white screen with special effects. There’s really nothing new under the sun.

  22. 22

    Perez its kinda ironic that you're calling anyone out for stealing ideas, when A) your new website layout is almost identical to "The Dirty" website. and B) Your wifey Gaga has been jacking peoples styles her entire career… Madonna, Grace Jones, Xtina, Lina Morgana, Roisin Murphy…. Just a few names of people who gaga completely ripped off!

  23. 23

    Did she steal it? Of course not!! It's not like she's been accused of stealing, cheating, and lying for just about every year of her overbearing career. Shame on you, Perez!

  24. 24

    Please I worked as an exotic dancer years ago to break into the industry. Illiterate ghetto crook stalked me, hacked my entire stage persona and costumes, attacked, harazzed, paid to drug/attack me, and ulimately tried to whack me. She and all of the scumbags around her are cutthroat rogues who'll do ANYTHING for a $$$ except earn it honestly! I hate this cutthroat scumbag!

  25. 25

    You cant expect much from her. She probably doesnt even KNOW anyone with a GED. ha ha ha. JEALOUS OLD HAG!

  26. 26

    Is anyone surprised that this thieving ass bitch stole something, yet again ??? That's all she's done her entire career. She has been caught numerous times stealing songs from song writers and then paying them off to not sue her.

  27. 27

    Re: SlaveMeh – Well The parts she did sing weren't he best. If a backing track is used right, then it is no different than backup singers. Lip syncing to me is much worse because the artist is trying to fool the audience into thinking it is live vocals. When people use a backing track they aren't trying to fool anybody because it is used on parts with the heaviest dancing. Regardless, Beyonce has proved to the world she can sing 100s of times. Nobody can danc elike that with good vocals, anyways

  28. 28

    Perez…This is not the first time Beyonce has acted like she did something new. She does not have the ability to come up with her own ideals.

  29. 29

    First of all Beyonce is amazing and truly talented, but I sincerely doubt that she is the one who comes up with every concept, choreography, and preformance. The whole video for "single Ladies" was stolen at least the dance portion was. Also alot of songs she is credited with writing she actually did not. No song writers in the industry have been quiet about that. At the end of the day it takes a village to put together a well rounded star. That doesn't make Beyonce any less talented though.

  30. 30

    I think beyonce likes to one up someones style or artistic views she sees it and finds ways to make it better I agree everyone copies everyone but lets face it beyonce is spoiled and thinks shes above it all becaue she can shake her ass and 1 more thing she said she came up with the word bootylicious I call bullshit snoop dog said it back in the day on dr dre's track "fuck with dre" just sayin

  31. 31

    i dont get it…Beyonce, Gaga, Jennifer hopeless, i mean lopez RIPP off, lie, payola (pay radio stations for airplay, magazines and entertainment outlets/tv/mags etc for massive exposure to get their way to the top…its not honest..and its not the meaning of a true artist who rightfully earned their way to the top….had this been Courtney love or someone the public hates she would be talked abt badly IN EVERY MAG/INET ENTERTAINMENT OUTLET….american media, u suck!

  32. 32

    Perez I used to love and support your site but you have lost your edge. I hardly log on anymore and when I do I am soo overwhelmed with your Lady Gaga obsession that I dont really want to log on. You have become so transparent Mario!! I really really really wish you would stop trying to bring other female artist down so GaGa can shine but it is because of your site that I cant stand Gaga.

  33. 33

    haha funny how you keep doing this to beyonce and other artist but dont do it too gaga, face it gaga aint got shit on beyonce and beyonces album will shit on gagas.

  34. meme says – reply to this


    I've seen that done before. It's not a new idea and the lorella chick isn't the first either. The NYC Rockettes do something similar in the Radio City Christmas show. They dance with tons of dancers on the screen behind them all in unison.

  35. 35

    People need to stop hating on Bey. She is a megastar who exudes talent. Allot artists copy but she made this performance her own. Compare every artist going forward, Perez.

  36. Simo says – reply to this


    I'm italian (like Lorella Cuccarini) and I realize immediately the similarities. Beyoncé performance is clearly better than Lorella's but, the really awards must go to Luca Tomassini, who had this idea for "Forbidden Planet Show". Luca Tomassini is an incredible artist who have collaborated with stars like Michael Jackson and Madonna. You can see Luca in "Human Nature -Madonna" video (he's the first dancer).

  37. 37

    This is not the first time she has done this she did the same to kylie. She used kylie's opening sene from her2002 fever tour at the 2003 BET music awards I haven't liked the bitch since. Bitchyonce is a theif.

  38. 38

    well her song was ”inspired” by major lazer's tune so why not get ”inspired” again for the performance?amazing voice but she always manages to shoot herself in the foot wth incidents like these..

  39. 39

    Yeah . . . She stole it

  40. 40

    No offense, but Tribe Inc are the ones who came up with the presentation. They have been doing graphics for artists for a while. Kylie did something similar BEFORE Lorella. So Lorella stole it from Kylie too? There are other artists that have used the same graphics design company. If Lorella came up with the concept, then yeah that would be a rip off. But Tribe Inc, including Kenzo Design who did the choreography have been doing this for artists before Beyonce. If anything, Beyonce and Lorella should be mad at them for giving the same graphics. But on the other coin, they can't because it is TRIBE'S GRAPHICS, THEIR IDEA…They get paid to do what they want.

  41. 41

    people, gat a life!! ya'll dont know the real story here… for all you know that italian singer must have known about this whole thing and gave her aproval. just coz Bey did it better than her aint her fault! thats what artists do, they inspire each other. i ddnt hear no body complain abt lady gaga copying madonna or every other dancer doing the MJs moonwalk!! but since its Beyonce, ya'll got shit to say. shut the phuck up!@!!!

  42. 42

    Beyonce doesnt come up with everything she performs… like the choreography for the 'who run the world', ya'll first said she stole it but in fact the guys who came up with the dance are in the video!!!! read facts first and stop hating!

  43. 43

    Re: Javierica05 – she never said she came up with the word, word! but, she is the reason the word is in the oxford dictionary! coz she CO-WROTE it - which means she CAN claim herself as the writer!!!

  44. 44

    the performances were designed by the same people, end of story
    thats like complaining about a artists that paints all their portraits in the same style
    you cant blame bey here

  45. 45

    With the video out, you hear the music - neither is very good - time for a revolution in music - rock/rap/country/pop have become everything they started out opposing. The rest of the world may think this is the greatest music ever, but i don't.

  46. 46

    Where is the proof that Beyonce ever stole anything??????? Ok, there is an obvious similarity between the two performances, but Beyonce's is waaaaay better. I'm sick and tired of people hating on the Queen. She just won the millenium award!! does that ssay nothing? She is the BEST artist out today, no doubt. And that performance was AMAZING!! NO OTHER ARTIST OUT TODAY CAN DELIVER LIKE BEYONCE!!! not one! Rihanna, nope, Gaga, nope, NADIE!

  47. 47

    I dont see any distinct resemblance O.o.

  48. 48

    Re: the1 u luv 2 h8! – And then christina went and ripped gaga off with "Not Myself Tonight" . ITS GOES FULL CIRCLE!