Beyonce Admits Italian Artist's Influence
As Beyonce haters everywhere were lining up to burn her at the stake for 'stealing' her Billboard Awards performance from Italian artist Lorella Cuccarini, the pop megastar sat down with AOL Music and acknowledged that the entire show was influenced by Cuccarini's performance from 2010.
"My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much," Beyonce says. "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.”