Beyonce Reacts to Billboard Music Awards Controversy

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No one can deny that Beyonce’s Billboard Awards performance of “Run the World (Girls)” was off the charts. But after the show aired, it became obvious that her creative routine wasn’t original. Several media outlets revealed that Italian pop singer Lorella Cuccarini used that technology and interactive screens first in 2010.

Instead of playing coy, Beyonce was upfront about the controversy.

“My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much,” Beyonce told AOL Music. “I then met with the talented people who worked on it. The technology and concept were so genius. Thank God for YouTube or I would have never been exposed to something so inspiring. I never worked so hard on anything in my life as that performance for the Billboard Awards.”

During the performance, she performed in front of an interactive screen juggling objects, growing wings and dancing with an army of like-a-likes.

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