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Beyonce denies stealing hit song XO from backing singer

Mfonobong Akpan

Beyonce was accused by backing singer, Chrissy Collins, of stealing hit song XO, but she has denied this claim after he sued her last year for a reported $7million.

Background singer Ahmad Lane filed the lawsuit against Beyonce, her music company Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records, claiming the singer stole the music for XO.

He claimed he was working with Bey’s current background singer Chrissy Collins for another artist, when he played his sing XOXO to her, and alleges she then passed it on to Beyonce.

However Beyonce has now fired back, according to legal documents obtained by Radar Online, calling the lawsuit “vague and cryptic.”

The star claims reportedly pointed out she had no need to steal the song, as she has “17 Grammy awards and 118 million records sold.”

“The two works at issue are entirely different songs that share no lyrical or musical similarity, other than perhaps the letters ‘X’ and ‘O’,” the papers state.

According to the documents, Lane sued Beyonce over claims her song “allegedly copies the first four bars of an eight bar melody that is looped,” and “contains a four note sequence that is similar to the four note sequence,” in her song.

Beyonce’s attorney asked the court to listen to both songs, pointing out the lack of similarities between them.