Beyoncé takes the throne, placed smack in the cover of the 11th issue of the Time’s “The 100 Most Influential People In the World” Individuals from politics, the movies and of course, music, made up most of the list had nothing on Queen B.
Queen B has beat some pretty heavy names on the list - from President Obama, Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis to Miley Cyrus.
Don’t get us wrong. We love Queen B. What with that evocative voice, powerful lyric writing and pro feminist tendencies. Beyoncé can break it like no other too. We are not taking that away for her. She has topped many a chart and been showered with many an accolade for those very talents.
But is that enough to land you on Times Most Influential? We can’t help but wonder based on what criteria did Time call this one.
Beyoncé has been mired in many theft and plagiarism claims. We can’t ignore that. It somehow seems dishonorable to bestow someone who wrongly claimed full songwriting credit with that kind of recognition. What’s worse is that this hasn’t stopped Beyonce from stealing the occasional credit. Beyoncé latest oh-so-catchy hit “Drunk In Love” has come under fire. Rapper named Future claims to have written the melody only to receive zero credit for his work.
Most recently, rapper Future revealed that he actually wrote the melody for Beyoncé’s hit, “Drunk In Love,” but, for some reason, he didn’t receive credit for his work on the song.
What do you think? Is Beyonce’s cover justified?