A video game company has slapped Beyoncé with a huge lawsuit for backing out on a deal.
According to New York magazine, Gate Five LLC is seeking $100 million from the singer and her company, Beyoncé Inc., for breach of contract. The software company filed suit against the singer on April 26 for bailing on the development of a dance-themed game titled StarPower: Beyoncé.
Court documents state that Gate Five is holding the diva responsible 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."
Supposedly the deal broke down when Beyoncé wanted to rework the terms of her contract. Gate Five claims that she "had already negotiated lavish compensation terms" before suddenly making an "extortionate demand for entirely new compensation terms."
Before the game development deal died, Bey allegedly "drove away the financier (who found Ms. Carter too erratic to do business with) and then pulled out of the project, breaching the agreement."
Beyoncé’s camp hasn’t released any statement on the matter at this time.
— Sonya Eskridge