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roarke
Apr 19th, 2007, 03:31 PM
http://www.netscape.com/viewstory/2007/04/18/beyonce-accused-of-a-musical-cover-up/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tmz.com%2F2007%2F04%2F18%2Fb eyonce-accused-of-a-musical-cover-up%2F&frame=true

Infiniti2001
Apr 19th, 2007, 03:43 PM
Damn, I'd forgotten about Des'ree :eek: Meanwhile , $150,000 is pennies to Beyonce and her people :shrug:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Apr 19th, 2007, 03:45 PM
hmm, not a smart move by Beyoncé.

Her version of the song is truly awful.

Des'ree version is one of my all time favourite songs. Simply beautiful!

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 19th, 2007, 03:51 PM
Just another sign of Beyonce's lack of professionalism in the music industry.

You know when you do a cover of a Victoria Beckham song and it sounds better with Victoria Beckham, that's a sign to stop doing cover songs.

There's more emotion in Des'ree's first note than in Beyonce's whole version and the synthesized sound of the orchestra sounds so bad it almost sounds midi.

timafi
Apr 19th, 2007, 03:52 PM
wow:eek: :eek:

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 19th, 2007, 03:55 PM
hmm, not a smart move by Beyoncé.

Her version of the song is truly awful.

Des'ree version is one of my all time favourite songs. Simply beautiful!

It really is a beautiful song and Beyonce basically Sanjayaed it.
It sounds so cheap the way she did it.

Harju.
Apr 19th, 2007, 03:55 PM
Me loves Des'ree's version too.

jenny161185
Apr 19th, 2007, 04:28 PM
I have desree's version on my ipod Love it! one of my fav songs to fall asleep to it was a bad move from Beyonce covering this!!!!!!

fanofVENUS
Apr 19th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Beyonce is a total bitch

Libertango
Apr 19th, 2007, 05:07 PM
I *ALSO* love Des'ree's version. :hearts: GRRRRRRR @ Beyonce!

Gonzo Hates Me!
Apr 19th, 2007, 05:27 PM
I'm with everyone who loves Des' version!! It's spectacular! Boo on Beyonce, lol

Dementieva_Dude
Apr 19th, 2007, 05:40 PM
That Des'ree version is absolutely amazing. Just a great song. It's too bad Beyonce had to try to cover it...and to think she intentionally went behind Des'ree's back after negotiations had failed :eek: I hope she gets sued for a lot more than the $150 000 mentioned.

tennisIlove09
Apr 19th, 2007, 05:43 PM
It seems like $150,000 isnt very much :o

mc8114
Apr 19th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Beyoncé :awww:
there was just no need to do that :sobbing:

It seems like $150,000 isnt very much :o true :tape:

BigB08822
Apr 19th, 2007, 07:32 PM
$150,000 isn't a whole lot but it makes Des'ree's claim more believeable to me. It doesn't seem to be only about money as much as it would if she was asking for millions. Shame on Beyonce, she knew what she was doing was wrong and she did it anyway, now she has to pay.

nhissan
Apr 19th, 2007, 07:45 PM
It really is a beautiful song and Beyonce basically Sanjayaed it.
It sounds so cheap the way she did it.

:lol:
poor Sanjaya :tape:

Viktymise
Apr 19th, 2007, 10:03 PM
I like Beyonce, but she seriously just ruined the song, id be suing her for alot more than just 150k if i was Des'ree, the original was devastatingly beautiful :awww:

CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 19th, 2007, 10:03 PM
Damn, I'd forgotten about Des'ree :eek: Meanwhile , $150,000 is pennies to Beyonce and her people :shrug:

I loved her :lol: ;)

harloo
Apr 19th, 2007, 11:00 PM
What happened to this Des'ree chick anyways? The last time I heard from her she was singing about being stronger. Beyonce should of never recorded this song, bad exposure for a song that the masses wouldn't know about anyways.

Randy H
Apr 19th, 2007, 11:11 PM
Beyonce :tape:

Des'ree I'm sure would be suing for way more had she not been in the position at this point to stop the distribution/release of the song being on the album, and the video. Still, I would have liked to have seen her sue for more out of principle to prove a point that it was a tacky/classless move to go behind her back after it was known that she did not permit use of the song.

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 19th, 2007, 11:48 PM
Beyonce :tape:

Des'ree I'm sure would be suing for way more had she not been in the position at this point to stop the distribution/release of the song being on the album, and the video. Still, I would have liked to have seen her sue for more out of principle to prove a point that it was a tacky/classless move to go behind her back after it was known that she did not permit use of the song.

I agree but at the same time no industry likes a theft.
Des'ree is hurting whatever sales are left on the album and potentially future albums.

switz
Apr 20th, 2007, 02:49 AM
i totally agree that the Desree version is far superior but do people really think Beyonce would be handling these issues personally? That is why they have record labels with producers etc.

go hingis
Apr 20th, 2007, 03:00 AM
What goes around comes around and oneday somebody will do the same to Beyonce and when they do, Don't cry us a river.