Don’t even think about messing with Queen Bey, because it’ll most definitely cost you!!
Back in June of 2011, Beyoncé released her album 4, but it had already been leaked online 16 days beforehand!
Now Sony Music has filed a lawsuit against a Swedish man who they believe uploaded it to The Pirate Bay, a torrent website!
So, just how much are they seeking in damages??
The papers filed say Sony is suing for $233,000, for not only leaking the album, but damaging their relationship with Bey and taking a toll on her own reputation, as well!
The man, who’s currently not being named, is believed to have gotten his hands on 4 in advance through some music industry connections of his!
Guess this should be taken as a warning for the other music pirates out there!
We hope this doesn’t happen again with Beyoncé’s upcoming album that she’s working on… as much as we can't wait to hear it!
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