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Beyonce Acknowledges Billboard Awards "Inspiration"

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Yesterday we posed the question as to whether or not Beyonce stole her Billboard performance from a Lorella Cuccarini one in 2010. We also posted the video with the side by side comparison (above).

Today, we're finding out that Beyonce acknowledges Lorella's performance and even reveals that, of course, it was the inspiration behind hers all along!

Here's what she said:

"My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much. I then met with the talented people who worked on it. The technology and concept were so genius. Thank god for YouTube or I would have never been exposed to something so inspiring. I never worked so hard on anything in my life as that performance for the Billboard Awards."

So she actually worked with those who worked on it!

We were right in thinking that everyone knew about it, so it's nice to see that Bey isn't denying it and claiming it as her own.

Also, there are totally enough differences for it to stand on it's own away from Lorella's. Like we said, it was more of an homage that was taken to the next level!

What did U think of the performance??

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19 comments to “Beyonce Acknowledges Billboard Awards "Inspiration"”



  1. 1

    Beyonce's performance kicked ass. Nice of her to acknowledge the inspiration behind it, but she's an amazing performer and she took it to a whole new level.



  2. 2

    "World' must be a new name for kitchen.



  3. 3

    i agree her performance did kick ass. i watched the video where they compared each performance and they do look very similar



  4. 4

    Only acknowledged because she got caught stealing someone else's idea. Anyone remember the big deal over her Single Ladies video? Where the entire choreography was taken from Bob Fosse.



  5. 5

    would have been nice if she would have came out and acknowleded the inventive visual process used by another recording artist before she got called on it. like how about when she gave her award speech.
    if only she would have spent more time on a decent song. really was one of her worst.



  6. 6

    I loved B's performance and think that she is one of the strongest female performers of our generation. She does not rely on gimmicks like Lady Gaga, who by the way has become ultra BORING. Love beyonce shes so amazing xxxx



  7. 7

    Love how everything she does is an "homage" to other more original artists … but only owns up to it AFTER she gets called out on it! Making millions with zero originality! Go, girl, with your paying homage self!



  8. 8

    The performance was jaw dropping until I saw the original, and I don't at all think it was an homage. Poor poor form. I'd rather watch Britney be half ass than someone completely ripping another artist, ala GAGA!



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  10. 10

    I KNEW THAT BITCH COPIED!!! She has copied Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, and Madonna before too!!



  11. 11

    Re: angieintenn – before the video for single ladies was released she talked about the bob fosse video. also the entire choreography isnt in her video. there are elements of j setting in there as well. why comment if you cant tell the complete truth



  12. 12

    and that's all you have to do is ask her. i knew that beyonce didnt steal that. it was to obvious. she always admits everything when asked. it was proven that she didnt steal if i where a boy, she readily admitted where the single ladies dance routine was inspired, she did write part of irreplaceable. one thing perez used to do back when his site first started was tell half truths on beyonce. i remember once he said she was copying from j-lo because jlo had on some racing gear and then he showed a pic of beyonce in the same outfit. what he didnt say was that they had the same outfit on b/c they where in a commercial together. and the list goes on and on about half truths …she kllled the peformance

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    13

    Creative plagerism, imo, all the way to the bank, as usual. Why doesn't she come up with something original? Pffft.



  14. 14

    Um… if she worked with the people that conceptualized the original performance, it's not really ripping anyone off… I'm sure their creative services were highly compensated for putting together a product (the performance) so… no it's not stealing. She bought a service. And the performance was AMAZING.



  15. 15

    Please die you TALENTLESS HO!!!

  16. @v@ says – reply to this


    16

    It did look visually amazing even so. Maybe it was the audio visual timing of the videos I've seen of it, but it looked like lip synching. I prefer live.



  17. 17

    So glad she finally admitted what everyone knows…B is not orignal!!! in anything!!!
    it was Billboard that honored her not The Grammy's…don't get me wrong B is beautiful can dance and sing…so can a trillion other girls..like her but B do something original
    please!!! love the lightblond hair looks hot!!!



  18. 18

    Bey is perfect.



  19. 19

    interestingly in the side by side comparison im still more drawn to beyonces. the visuals were great and lorella and her team deserve credit and thats exactly what beyonce gave them. people be hating!! just so jealous