Beyoncé is being sued by a backing singer for seven million US dollars.
The 33-year-old star and her company Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records have been taken to court over her hit XO after Ahmad Lane (known by his stage name Javon) filed a federal lawsuit claiming she had stolen the music for the track.
Ahmad alleges that Beyoncé’s current backing singer Chrissy Collins gave her a copy of his song XOXO after he passed on the track to her when the pair were working together for another artist.
However, the Grammy Award-winner has vehemently denied the claims in court documents obtained by Radar Online.
The response reads: “The two works at issue are entirely different songs that share no lyrical or musical similarity, other than perhaps the letters X and O.
“The two songs are distinct from a thematic perspective.
“[They have different] melodic content and there is no meaningful similarity in pitch series, rhythm or rhythmic patterns, melodic development or structure.”
The Crazy In Love hitmaker also states that Ahmad hasn’t filed a “copyright registration” for his track and asks for the $7m payment to be dropped.