I'm not particularly fond of Beyonce, but I do appreciate high-budget, well-produced pop music. My Spotify playlist called 'Ridiculous', for example, is devoted to some hilarious stuff that has come out of the US and UK pop rap scene.
(You know - the kind where a big hip hop star (Eminem, Jaz-Z, Tiny Tempah) collaborate with a young female vocalist (Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Ellie Goulding) on a synth/string-heavy track in a pop video that makes Avatar look low-budget.)
Anyway, back to Beyonce. When you've got that much cash and a team of high-end producers behind you, how can putting some rubbish words over an old song and calling it your own be acceptable? What a rip off.
Beyonce's new single:
Major Lazer's old single: