After Beyonce KILLED her Billboard Music Awards performance, media outlets began to accuse her of stealing the idea from singer Lorella Cuccarini. Cuccarini performed an almost identical concept back in 2010, which sparked someone to create a side by side comparison video of the two. Beyonce sat down with AOL Music and talked about the performance and admitted she was influenced by the Italian singer.
"My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much. 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.”
We watched the side by side comparison video, and we must say that Beyonce took a whole lot from this performance. They are almost identical performances. However, we don't think that takes away from the point that Bey gave an AMAZING performance. In our opinion she worked it better than Cuccarini. Check out the video for yourself and let us know what you think. Inspired...or straight up copied?