Alright, so here’s the background on where the hell this mediocre fight is coming from. Beyonce was supposed to have a videogame called Starpower: Beyonce, which was being developed by Gate Five. The game didn’t get made, and now the developer is suing Beyonce. However, TMZ decided to get a little sensationalist with their headline which reads “Beyonce Accused of Destroying Christmas for 70 People.” The gist of the whole thing is she supposedly asked for more money which then led to the game not being made and 70 people being laid off before Christmas. Now the company is suing for $6.7 million that they invested in the game, and another $100 million in what they figure are lost profits.
Now I’m a huge nerd, so I’m fairly ridiculously up to date with videogame news (yes, I heard about this through a gaming news site and not entertainment news site *pushes glasses back up on nose*). Which means if I literally have heard nothing about this game up until now, not even an announcement, there probably wasn’t much hype behind it. I actually haven’t even heard of Gate Five before, nor can I find them on the interwebs. So the fact that they’re suing for $100 million in profits, not just revenue, is pretty laughable. This game would have to sell several million copies to make that kind of a profit.
Also, my guess is this was actually a prank. Somebody probably called up the company and played Destiny’s Child’s “Bills Bills Bills” into the phone:
“can you pay my bills
can you pay my telephone bills
can you pay my automo’bills
then maybe we can chill
I don’t think you do
so you and me are through”
So yeah, I could see how they thought she was asking for more money, and then breached her contract. It’s all just a big misunderstanding! Also, ‘automo’bills’? Really?
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