Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 at 12:28 am
A U.S. District Court in Houston dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against Beyonce, Jay-Z, Sean Paul and the producers of the smash “Baby Boy” last week.
Singer-songwriter Jennifer Armour said in a lawsuit filed in July 2005 that the song “Baby Boy” was substantially similar to her song “Got a Little Bit of Love For You”, which she submitted as a demo to Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles. Through litigation, however, it came to fruition that “Baby Boy” was recorded on February 10, 2003, one month before Armour gave Knowles her demo. In addition, when the court played both songs side by side, it was ruled that the songs didn’t sound substantially similar at all.
"It’s unfortunate that lawsuits such as this one occur, but I am grateful and relieved to have this behind me and I am eager to move on," Beyonce said after the decision.
"Baby Boy" was written and produced by Beyonce, Jay-Z, Sean Paul, Scott Storch, and Robert Waller.