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  • Say What Now: Beyonce’s “If I Were A Boy” Stolen

    October 22.08 @ 12:05 pm
    Posted By: admin

    Beyonce’s first single “If I Were a Boy” has apparently been stolen from a San Diego singer/songwriter BC Jean. The upcoming singer/songwriter has her version of the track on her MySpace page where she has received over 200,000 hits.

    Robert Friedman of FOXnews.com first reported the scandal.

    Well, guess what? The story behind “If I Were a Boy” is absolutely scandalous. It also explains my question of why this single missed the Grammy deadline of Sept. 30, since it was ready to go at least three weeks ago. The answer: it was held up by endless legal wrangling since, in the long hallowed tradition of the music business, the young woman who wrote the melody and lyrics for “If I Were a Boy” had no idea Beyonce had even recorded her song until a stranger called with the news. By then, it was too late.

    BC Jean is a hot, up-and-coming, 21-year-old female singer songwriter from San Diego. Those who’ve met her says she’s smart and “gorgeous.” But BC (her initials, legend has it, are for “beautiful child”) got a cold dose of reality this summer when it comes to the record business. According to sources, she and her manager/mother have been strong-armed by Beyonce’s people and others who saw gold in “If I Were a Boy” and didn’t care how they got it.

    Right now, it is un uncertain if Beyonce got legal permission to use or record this song but it seems like she didn’t care. Do I smell a lawsuit coming in the future? I sure do. It’s quite interesting when some artists claim they write their own stuff and they don’t. Peep back on the blog for an update regarding this story.

    Check out BC Jean version below and check out her MySpace page. Enjoy!!

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