Beyonce may be earning critical acclaim aplenty for the African-inspired music video for her latest single, ‘Spirit’ (the leading effort from the ‘Lion King: The Gift’ album), but there’s at least one critic the Grammy-winner shouldn’t expect to hear praise from: famed photographer and art director Gabrielle Kannemeyer.
Kannemeyer – whose past clientele list boasts big brands such as Puma, Adidas, Guess, Woolworths, and many more – retweeted a number of posts from commenters who observed similarities between her work and the ‘Spirit’ visual.
A Kannemeyer shoot drawing particular comparison was that of South African artist Petite Noir‘s ‘Blamefire.’ Once the Beyhive got wind of the insinuation of copying, needless to say, hell broke loose. More inside:
After Gabrielle, who worked as art and fashion director on the ‘Blamefire’ shoot, retweeted this:
— Gabrielle Kannemeyer (@GabbiKannemeyer) July 20, 2019
…the Beyhive went into attack mode.
Kannemeyer responded with:
Ouch! Watch Noir’s video below and see if you spot any similarities: