Singer Beyonce Knowles has been sued for $7 million by a backing singer who claimed the star had plagiarised her music to write hit song XO.
The 33-year-old and her company Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records have been taken to court over her hit single XO after Ahmad Lane filed a federal lawsuit claiming she had stolen the music for the track, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Mr Lane claims that Beyonce's current backing singer Chrissy Collins gave her a copy of his song XOXO after he passed on the track to her when the pair were working together for another artist.
However, the Grammy Award-winner has denied the claims in court documents.
The response reads: "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 two songs are distinct from a thematic perspective."
The Crazy in love hitmaker also states that Mr Lane hasn't filed a "copyright registration" for his track and asks for the $7 million payment to be dropped.