So, Beyonce is reported for committing an alleged crime: dance moves. She stole dance moves. Again.
People, people, who cares? So she stole a two-step from some European choreographer and we are calling this an “alleged crime?” She didn’t steal it, her choreographer did. Her video also shows influences from Funny Girl, West Side Story, and Flashdance. The creators of those major works aren’t flying to the courts. Here’s why: We all know Funny Girl, West Side Story, and Flashdance, but who is Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker? Exactly. I mean, it’s been a minute since I’ve brushed up on my European choreographical influences, but I’m pretty sure every time Beyonce is accused of “stealing”, she’s completely aware. Remember her iconic “Run The World (Girls) performance. Remember when she stole those boys from Africa to teach her dance steps for the “Run The Word (Girls)” Video.
Here’s what Beyonce stole. Check out the similarities:
It’s not a tad similar. It’s the exact same freakin’ thing. Do you seriously think Beyonce didn’t know what was going on when she decided to pay homage to Belgian choreographer? Anne claimed she wasn’t upset. According to (so I won’t be accused of plagerism) The Amplifier by DANIEL KREPS, Anne said this:
“I didn’t know anything about this. I’m not mad, but this is plagiarism. This is stealing…What’s rude about it is that they don’t even bother about hiding it. They seem to think they could do it because it’s a famous work. Am I honored? Look, I’ve seen local school kids doing this. That’s a lot more beautiful.”
That’s just like someone eating your last piece of cake that you thought about all day at work only to come home and discover it’s gone and you hide your disdain by repeating through pursed lips as your voice gets higher and squeakier, “No, I’m not mad, I’m not mad…uh huh I’m not mad.” You’re pissed.
Anne just wants some credit that’s all.
Now the real problem isn’t Beyonce’s team stealing a few steps, the real problem was how dizzy this video made me feel. I can only imagine how Beyonce Jr. feels bouncing up and down in that jittery stomach of B. That’s a lot of commotion for a baby in their first trimester to be going through. Let me end this by saying: I respect everything Beyonce does and I love some of it. This video: Hmmm, not so much my favorite, but I surely do blast this song in my car on repeat. Check out the full video that this guy stole to put on his YouTube page for hits:
So I’ll admit, the video scared me a little bit and I was a little nervous her shoulders were going to pop out of her sockets but I mean, hey, it’s Beyonce.