Did Beyonce Copy Choreography for New Video?
Beyoncé has a new hit music video, "Countdown."
Now Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is accusing Beyoncé of taking her dance moves.
"I am not mad but this is plagiarism. What's rude is they didn't even bother about hiding it," said De Keersmaeker.
Beyoncé says she used the video as an inspiration.
"It was one of the inspirations used to bring the feel and look of the song to life," said Beyoncé.
Beyoncé goes on to say that the song also pays tribute to Audrey Hepburn and Diana Ross.
It's not the first time the superstar's been accused of borrowing from other artists. The video for her huge hit "Single Ladies" bears a striking resemblance to a performance by dancer Gwen Verdon from 1969. In this case too, Beyoncé said the original dance inspired her.
As for the latest controversy, the Belgian choreographer seems to be taking it in good stride, saying, "Beyoncé is not the worst copycat, she sings and dances very well and has good taste."
Meanwhile, conspiracy theorists are in overdrive following an Australian TV interview with Beyoncé.
As Beyoncé sat, her belly seemed to fall into itself, giving rise to speculation online that she's wearing a prosthetic baby bump.
Now Beyoncé's spokesman is speaking out, calling the latest speculation "stupid," "ridiculous," and "false."