After days of being under fire for borrowing Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's Rosas danst Rosas to create her own Countdown, Beyonce acknowledges the claims.
Clearly, Rosas danst Rosas was one of many references for my video Countdown. It was one of the inspirations used to bring the feel and look of the song to life. I've always been fascinated by the way contemporary art uses different elements and references to produce something unique.
Well at least she doesn't deny it! We definitely respect that!
Keersmaeker, who is in talks with her legal team, says Bey's video has "little edge to it" and is "seductive in an entertaining, consumerist way."
What makes this 'borrowing' so shocking is how even the shots are the same. It wasn't just the dance moves or a look being duplicated, it was the whole concept of the shot (see video above)!
We know Beyonce has a lot of great, original ideas in there — like the baby bump reveal! We want to see more of those!!