A CLAIM that pop star Beyoncé Knowles copied lyrics by another artist has been rejected by a US court.
Singer-songwriter Jennifer Armour had alleged that Knowles’ song Baby Boy took lyrics from her track, Got
a Little Bit of Love For You.
Armour claimed her former manager had earlier sent a demo recording of the song to Columbia Records, the label to which Knowles is signed.
But a judge ruled the songs were “substantially dissimilar”.
Proving that there is a substantial similarity is a key factor in copyright infringement cases.
“It’s unfortunate that lawsuits such as this one occur, but I am grateful and relieved to have this behind me and I am eager to move on,” said Knowles in a statement.
Armour could not be reached for comment by the Associated Press news agency. — BBC News.