Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 11:07 am
It’s official; the Bey season is here! While she’s dishing out party music and inspiring young kids to move their bodies, she’s also enduring a bit of negative publicity.
According to a Vulture exclusive, the software developer Gate Five is suing Beyonce for abandoning on a deal to create a motion-sensing dance game. They’re pretty serious too because they’re asking for $100 million for ”a bad faith breach of contract so callous that, on what appeared to be a whim, she destroyed Gate Five’s business and drove 70 people into unemployment, the week before Christmas.”
That’s a pretty strong claim, but then again the game was titled Starpower: Beyonce. Players would have been able to dance to “Single Ladies,” which I can say (and Kanye would agree) was the best choreography of all time! Last June, she had agreed to work with Gate Five then suddenly around “the week of Christmas, she said that’s it, I don’t want to hear from you guys, go away, resulting in 70 people losing their jobs.” The Gate Five founder Greg Easle told Vulture, “We’d much rather make a game than litigate. But we want to recover damages that Gate Five suffered.”
I can’t say I’m surprised. She’s over here smiling and promoting physical health. Do we really think she’s truly concerned about the nation’s high childhood obesity rate?