Did Beyonce Steal Idea for BET Awards?

Published: Friday 29th Jun 2007 by Sam
Following Beyonce’s BET Awards performance earlier this week, the Internet has been rampant with claims that the ‘Deja Vu’ singer copied her set from another artist. According to many, Beyonce’s entrance was a carbon-copy of pop star Kylie Minougue’s on a past tour. I don’t check for Kylie like that, so I wasn’t aware. I hear the concept was taken from a film called ‘Metropolis’…whatever the case, you be the judge:

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  1. Anonymous June 29, 2007

    WHO CARES i kno i don’t Beyonce did the damn thing copy or not..her performance was flawless

  2. Anonymous June 29, 2007

    stolen.

  3. Anonymous June 29, 2007

    Who in the hell cares!!!!!!!!!!!! She did an awesome job. People re-make songs, wear the same outfits to BET functions and this is the best they could come up with. Stop the madness. If you can dance in 6 inch heels and look good I could care less who you received the concept from.

  4. Anonymous June 29, 2007

    But Ok ” Beyonce ” Copying It From ” Kylie ” And ” Kylie ” From The ” Metropolis ” So Why Y’All Are Mad At Beyonce If This Robot S*** Is Not Even From Kylie But From The Metropolis!

  5. Anonymous June 29, 2007

    YES!!! DAMN BEYONCE, YOU JUST SWAGGER JACKED THAT LADIES ENTRANCE, NOW BEFORE THE B-TARDEDS COME IN TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE HATING, I LOVE B, BUT SHE DID COPY THIS, JUST WHEN YOU THINK THAT BEYONCE HAS A GREAT IDEA, THEN YOU WILL ALWAYS LEARN LATER THAT SHE COPIED IT FROM SOMEBODY ELSE, TO HONEST, MICHAEL JACKSON DID IT FIRST ON HIS “HISTORY” TOUR, BUT YEAR BEYONCE NEEDS TO STOP WITH THIS COPYING AND STUFF, SHE HAS DONE IT WAY TOO MUCH NOW, AND HER PERFORMANCE WAS NOT ALL OF THAT, THE CROWD WOULD NOT EVEN MOVE FOR HER, THEY ONLY WENT WILD WHEN EVE, AND KELLY ROWLAND AND THE DC GIRLS WAS ON STAGE.

  6. Anonymous June 29, 2007

    WELL JUST HEARING ALL THE GRIPE ABOUT BEYONCE COPYING KYLIE, I DECIDED TO DO SOME RESEARCH, AND YES, KYLIE DID SAY THAT HER MANAGERS GOT THE CONCEPT FROM DR. WHO AND ALL OF HER DANCERS WAS OUTFITTED LIKE THE DR. WHO WHICH CAN BE REFERRED TO THE METROPOLIS, SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, YES BEYONCE DID COPY KYLIE’S ENTRANCE, I WAS LISTENING TO AN INTERVIEW AND BEYONCE WAS SAYING HOW MUCH SHE LIKES KYLIE, SO MAYBE SHE WANTED TO GIVE A SHOT OUT TO HER, BUT I REALLY THINK THAT BEYONCE THOUGHT THAT BLACK PEOPLE WOULD NOT KNOW WHO KYLIE IS, BUT KYLIE IS AS BIG AS MADONNA IN EUROPE SHE IS A POP STAR, SO TO BEYONCE, PLEASE START COMING UP WITH YOUR OWN IDEAS, THAT IS THE ONLY WAY YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED AS A LEGEND, LEGENDS DON’T COPY ALOT, THEY DO COPY TO CERTAIN EXTENT, BUT NOT ALOT. GET YOUR SELF TOGETHER YOUNG LADY.

  7. Anonymous June 29, 2007

    THIS IS WHY BEYONCE WILL NEVER BE A LEGEND NOR ICON, SHE COPIES WAY, WAY, WAY TOO MUCH. IN ORDER TO BE AN ICON OR LEGEND, YOU MUST BREAK SOME RECORDS, DO SOMETHING THAT NO ONE HAS EVER DONE BEFORE, TAKE LESSONS FROM JANET JACKSON SHE HAS BEEN AWARD WITH THE ICON & LEGEND AWARD, LOOK AT MARY J BLIGE SHE HAS BEEN AWARDED WITH THE LEGEND AWARD, THESE WOMEN HAS BROKEN RECORDS, AND I CAN NOT EVEN START TELLING YOU HOW MANY RECORDS JANET JACKSON HAS BROKEN BECAUSE IT IS MANY WHICH IS WHY SHE IS LABELED A AS AN ICON AND LEGEND. BEYONCE IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE YOU REALLY DID COPY THIS LADIES ENTRANCE. I SAW THE PERFORMANCE, AND IT WAS NOT ALL OF THAT, BEYONCE WAS LIP SYNCHING TO NO ENDS, I ONLY LIKED KELLY ROWLAND AND EVE AND CIARAS PERFORMANCE, BEYONCE CAN NOT DANCE.

  8. Anonymous June 29, 2007

    It is really sad that it has gone to this extreme, but yes, Beyonce did copy Kylie’s entrance, and now looking at Kylie’s, Beyonce looks really cheap, Kylie’s was motorized which every thing opened on its own, but Beyonce had to open hers with her hand. Beyonce is always copying other artist, It would be ok, if it was just once in a blue moon, but this is getting to be a habit for her, and she thinks that she can get away with it, she copied Britney Spears clothing and one stunt at the MVMA, she tried to do the Rhythm Nation break down, but that was the biggest mess, it looked awful, and I watch the performance, and Beyonce’s performance was boring, the crowd was not even in to her like they were when Eve and Kelly and DC came out, and Ciara is the one who shut the show down,actually Ciara shut Beyonce down hands down. Beyonce fans got it bad about sayin other artist lip sych, now tell what was Beyonce doing?? I know someone that worked the lights at the BET awards show and he said that Beyonce was lip syching to some of the performance she was not all the way live like her fans wants people to think. I am glad that Diana Ross said what she said, you do not have to shake your b*** to sale music, I wonder who she was talking about (Beyonce), I am glad that Diana did not give Beyonce the attention that the fans wanted her to because Diana is bigger than Beyonce and just because she is not all up in Beyonce’s twat does not mean that she does not like her, she just see her as another artist.

  9. Anonymous June 29, 2007

    I just want to know all of the things that beyoncé copied please!(outfits pfff…a looot of artits copy on britney on that so people stop!!)Beyonce allways sings live that’s true BUT she was lip synching after the part where da ladies was “coming to floor”..and tell me really:Was it that IMPORTANT if she sang it live??It was a dance part-all the wayyy…U guys make it sound like she copied EVERYTHING that she did in da past…And a LOT of poeple say ok she copied Kely’s entrance but it was only mn for GOD SAKE’S..I don’t hear no one talk about Neyo copying Michael(usher,chris brown)…No!! just got to talk ’bout beyonce!
    And yet she did her performance before kelly just to introduce HER..she would have done after..OH OH “Beyoncé did it on purpose so that she could shine betta than her…” That was gonna be the main topic here!!!
    Just know that everyone copies now! aight

  10. Anonymous June 29, 2007

    honestly. We all know Beyonce copies. So Who really cares anymore. It’s somewhat her way of taking something of someone else’s & making it her own.

  11. Anonymous June 29, 2007

    who cares if Beyonce’ “did it better?” (y’alls opinion, i personally think her performance was lame as hell). The bottom line is SHE COPIED!! she swagger-jacked Kylie just like she swagger-jacked damn near every other female artist. I like Beyonce’ (sometimes) but she really needs to be more original and come up with her own mess. I agree with a previous poster who said she probably thought black people wouldn’t notice….damn shame! I really wish somebody would call her out on it and ask her straight up.

    oh and see how she FINALLY gave Neyo credit for writing Irreplaceable now that he called her out on it. Before, it was “I wrote it.”

  12. Anonymous June 29, 2007

    I noticed that too that she FINALLY gave Neo writing credit after all that time on the radion and at that Wal-Mart promotion where she said my new song that “I” wrote. Ha!

    And I’m glad that Bey has been revealed and is continued to be revealed as the copy cat that she is! In school we always got F’s for copying aka CHEATING. We should drop the f bomb on her too!

  13. Anonymous June 29, 2007

    Have ya’ll ever thought it’s possible that someone else came up with the DR. WHO idea and Beyonce performed it without knowing Kylie did it?
    So yes.. It’s the same idea..
    But I personaly think that’s Beyonce’s performance was better.
    Kylie was on tour.. Beyonce performed on a award show..
    There’s a big difference in that..
    Beyonce has 9[!!!!!] Grammy’s [including DC’s grammy’s, and don’t tell me that doesn’t count cuz beyonce is the driving source of DC and ya’ll know it!]
    And yes.. beyonce didn’t sing that last part.. but If you listen to the performance you can hear that she is singin’ the whole time..
    just not 2 the dancebreak.. and when you can hear that it wuz recorded you can see that she holds her mic down..

    Don’t even try to say that Ciara’s performance was better cuz It wasn’t!!
    Now don’t get me wrong.. I love Ciara’s music.. the beats are burning.. But she is a dancer people.. she isn’t a singer..
    If you listen to her albums she doesn’t even try to sing high notes..
    If you listen to Beyonce song’s like LISTEN and DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE [2] you can hear that Bee has the voice.. so don’t even try to put her down with her singin’

    AND YES BEE IS BECOMING A ICON!!!
    She was 24 when the WORLD MUSIC AWARDS honered DC as the Worlds Best selling group EVER.. now I don’t see Ciara or Janet do that…

    Yes she made a mistake by copiing the song on the deluxe version of her album.. and if she knew about the kylie performance she did bad..

    But you can’t tell me that she isn’t a legend just because she made a little mistake..

    BEYONCE IS THE BIG DEAL!!!
    SHE HAS THE IT – FACOR!!
    SHE IS A ICON..
    ONE OF THE BEST SINGERS WALKING IN THIS EARTH..
    AND CEARTENLY ONE OF THE MOOST BEAUTIFULL WOMAN ON EARTH

    AND THAT IS A FACT!!

  14. Anonymous June 29, 2007

    Wow. I was sittin here readin the comments and some of yall is just haters. Ok Beyonce did the same entrance as Kylie which was what a whole 30 seconds? And she don’t copy half as much as yall sayin. Obviously she’s talented because she’s sellin records and winning awards. People borrow ideas all the time and they don’t get half as much hate as beyonce gets. Like chris browns new videos a mixture of blade and thriller, but this little entrance is gettin headlines and s***. Whether u admit it or not beyonce is talented and original. And that’s y monique does beyonces renditions all the time. And beyonce been done gave neyo credit, it was just 1 performance that she said I wrote this song 4 the ladies. So stop hatin and congradulate. And the crowd was gettin hyped when beyonce was up there doin her thing, and they were hype wit kelly and eve. So give them both credit. Yall sayin the crowd was dead when Beyonce was up there rhen the got hyped when kelly and dc got up obviously ur just haters. Beyonce is a better performer then kelly PERI0D. Kelly is a good performer but beyonce is on a whole nother level. She’s already a icon. Cuz now new artist are sayin that they look up 2 beyonce. Ciara, Chris Brown, Rihanna have all said that beyonce is one of there idols. So what yall sayin is just comin from ur opinions on Beyonce and Not what what’s real. Beyonce is the Queen of Pop R&B and nothings gonna change that.

  15. Anonymous June 30, 2007

    THE B**** IS UNORIGINAL AND SHE COPIED, SHE DOESNT HAVE A DAMN CLUE WHO KYLIE IS , AND ALSO SHE NEEDS TO LEARN SOME DIC-TA-TION……….

  16. Anonymous June 30, 2007

    I ain’t mad at her but she’s been doing a lot of stealing on performances and songs with this last cd. She covers other people’s songs (Victoria Beckham’s “Resentment”, “Irresistable” written mainly by NeYo) and puts her name first for songwriting credit. Not the coolest thing. Her performances have also been biting other people’s (as detailed in other comments. I think she is an incredibly talented young lady and I give her nothing but praise for that BUT… this is getting blatant.

  17. Anonymous June 30, 2007

    WHITNEY HOUSTON’S song QUEEN OF THE NIGHT performance was inspired by METROPOLIS.

    You’ll see clips of it in the back of her performance on The Bodyguard.

  18. Anonymous June 30, 2007

    they both took the idea from the movie…Beyonce killed it, & im sure Kylie did her thing too. So what does it matter…

  19. Anonymous June 30, 2007

    Yes she copied, But she was the best thing at the Bet awards. Her voice was so stong, Its was even stonger than the rappers and all the do is talk. You have to keep in mind that like every year she has something new out.So She cant write everything like 12 songs in 2 weeks and record them . It cant be done. So she had to get help to make it hot!!!!!

  20. Anonymous June 30, 2007

    Hell yeah, b**** is a copy cat. Tell us something that we don’t know.

  21. Anonymous June 30, 2007

    that whole concept came from the metropolis Kylie did not invent that in an interview beyonce did back a few years she said thats one of her favourite I bet most of you did not know that the concept came from a movie
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017136/posters

  22. Anonymous June 30, 2007

    for that fool who said victoria beckam did resentment the original was done by a girl from philly. and if you read the credits on the album everyone gets credit. irreplaceable, neyo said he had that song a long time and no female wanted. beyonce took it and rearrange the melody .. he said the melody that beyonce came up with change the song . so she deserve credit ppl sing over other ppl song all the time why is it different for beyonce. Whitney ‘s i will always love you that was dolly patron song. nothing compare to you by sinead o conner that was a prince song. Celine dion redo a Patti la belle song, Melissa Morgan do me baby that was also a prince song. Eric clapton i shot the sheriffs bob Marley song satisfaction rolling stone otis redding song Michael Bolton make his career by singing over black ppl song

  23. Anonymous July 1, 2007

    ALL YALL MOTHER FUCKERS THATS TALKIN BAD ABOUT BEYONCE AIN’T NOTHING BUT SOME B**** ASS HATERS AND WHERE THE HELL DO YALL GET OFF SAYIN THAT CIARA SHUT DOWN BEYONCE ALL CIARA DID WAS SHUT DOWN HER F***** VOCAL CORDS BUT ILL GIVE IT TO HER SHE CAN DANCE BUT THE B**** CAN’T SING LIVE, STUDIO, THE STREET, HELL THE SHOWER THE B**** JUS CAN’T SING MY GIRL B DID THE DANM THANG BUT HATERS KEEP HATING CUZ THATS ALL YALL B**** ASS MOTHER F***** IS GOOD FOR ANYWAY!!!!

  24. lis July 2, 2007

    is it really that mind boggling that beyonce would copy someone? or that anyone would? there is nothing new in entertainment… her performance was dope. i’m sure kyle’s appealed to her audience. no harm no foul IMHO.

  25. Old Fox July 2, 2007

    Wow, some great masters of the English language at this backwater of the web, eh?

    Beyonce is just a kid. She’s very pretty but has a bubble b*** and is at risk of thunder thighs. Kylie is a 21-year show biz veteran, with the best bottom in show biz, the most amazingly long legs for a girl only five feet tall, a perfectly proportioned body, who never lip syncs, and sees everyone copy from her.

    She is a fashion leader. They copy her shoes, her outfits, her backstage logos (Che), her choice of designers (D&G), choreographers, and photo layouts. No one can keep up with Kylie because she is now so confident in her ability to win over an audience with her charm and talent that she is courageous to wear some outfits that end up looking horrible so that she can carry off the ones that look simply fabulous. Willy Baker said that the dancer’s faceless outfits were inspired by Dr. Who and Kylie is well-known to want to play Barbarella. That’s where the body suit came from, like the strip tease in the pink spaceship video.
    This tour had the very best Kylie appearance ever, and the very best disappearance as well (Crying Game).

    I don’t bash Beyonce because it is an homage to Kylie, but it is so much a rip off, even the dot light background grid, off Kylie, it is kind of funny. Maybe Beyonce, like Kylie is into irony.

    Look that up, all y’all dumbass peeps.

  26. [email protected] July 2, 2007

    beyonce did great in that performance but she is always copying. do some reasearch and youll see what im talkin about

  27. Anonymous July 2, 2007

    1st songs, now an entrance, what next? Album titles and tour headlines lol

  28. Anonymous July 2, 2007

    kylie was inspired by a concept, not like this cheap vulgar copy of beyonce. she is nothing but a cheap imitation. she has copied from many other artists. i was trying to watch the comparison of kylie’s masterpiece and beyonce’s depressing attempt of a performance, and to my surprise all the videos no longer exist. how convenient, right?!

  29. Anonymous July 2, 2007

    I could care less
    All I know is her performance as H-O-T!!

  30. Anonymous July 4, 2007

    After reading some of the comments thier are some vaild points that are being made.Beyonce for one is a outstanding perfomer for one,the problem people have with her bascially she don’t have a lot orginailty it’s nothing wrong with copying from others but “MAKE IT YOUR”E OWN” twist it up a bit
    she copies people s*** per beatum.
    Hence the name “SWAGGERJACKER”
    Case point as some one pointed out about Neyo regardless if the song sat thier for 1yr or 5yr don’t claim it and not give people any credit for it.that tends to be one of her flaws ,she say she don’t drink but you see her getting wet so that’s a lie then she say don’t get on the internet but thier again you see her on the beach with a laptop. you know what that chick needs to get it together honestly to call her an icon right now Hmmm i don’t see it.

  31. Anonymous July 7, 2007

    Yeah B is the Queen of copying other people and then the B fans think she great……… Tell your Queen to be original thats what makes a legend not jacking other ppl stuff

  32. Anonymous July 10, 2007

    this isn’t the first time she’s copied Kylie, if you watch her video for Green Light, she wears and outfit and has a set that looks almost exactly like Kylie’s album cover for body language, the hair, eyes and color scheme were exactly the same, the only main difference was the fact that beyonce was wearing a black and white dress as opposed to Kylie’s black and white top and black pants. (and don’t worry, i do realize how pathetic it is that I recognize this) While I do love Beyonce, Kylie ranks so much higher in icon status and performance, hell, have you seen the crazy stuff she comes up with for her shows and videos, the fact that she is so willing to go outside the box is what makes her legendary, Beyonce, not so much that she can do something more original in the future

  33. Anonymous July 11, 2007

    Wow, some great masters of the English language at this backwater of the web, eh?

    Beyonce is just a kid. She’s very pretty but has a bubble b*** and is at risk of thunder thighs. Kylie is a 21-year show biz veteran, with the best bottom in show biz, the most amazingly long legs for a girl only five feet tall, a perfectly proportioned body, who never lip syncs, and sees everyone copy from her.

    She is a fashion leader. They copy her shoes, her outfits, her backstage logos (Che), her choice of designers (D&G), choreographers, and photo layouts. No one can keep up with Kylie because she is now so confident in her ability to win over an audience with her charm and talent that she is courageous to wear some outfits that end up looking horrible so that she can carry off the ones that look simply fabulous. Willy Baker said that the dancer’s faceless outfits were inspired by Dr. Who and Kylie is well-known to want to play Barbarella. That’s where the body suit came from, like the strip tease in the pink spaceship video.
    This tour had the very best Kylie appearance ever, and the very best disappearance as well (Crying Game).

    I don’t bash Beyonce because it is an homage to Kylie, but it is so much a rip off, even the dot light background grid, off Kylie, it is kind of funny. Maybe Beyonce, like Kylie is into irony.

    Look that up, all y’all dumbass peeps.

    ———-You can say that 100 times over

  34. Anonymous July 17, 2007

    Everybody knows artist always steal bits and pieces from each other. Any fool could look at this and see it’s the damn thing. I think people are hard on Beyonce
    because she takes from other artist. But never gives them credit.

  35. Anonymous October 15, 2008

    Whatever, Beyonce’s pants were Solid Gold. I bet Kylie’s weren’t.

  36. Acasia July 31, 2010

    I’m reading these comments, and it seems some of you are just ignorant as hell. Nobody is hating on that B**** Beyonce, the girl does have talent, her performances are amazing, but face it her voice isnothing to phone home about. She is number one not because she is talented but because she is a PR genius and knows how to marketherself and stay in the public eye. THAT”S ALL !!!
    Her fans are soo quick to say she made it better and honey that is a matter of opinion. And as for the writing, we all kno she is not the most talented writer and we know she has jacked the styles of numerous lesser known artists and writers, but that isn’t the problem, because we all emulate something by someone else at some time or the other, THE PROBLEM IS SHE DOESN”T GIVE CREDIT TO THE PEOPLE WHO SHE COPIES, SHE CLAIMS TO BE AN ORIGINAL, AN INNOVATOR, SHE JUST NEEDS TO JUST GIVE PROPS TO THE PEOPLE WITH THE IDEAS.

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