Directors Chris Black and Abteen Bagheri are upset that scenes from their mini-documentary, That B.E.A.T., were ripped without credit in Beyonce’s “Formation” video.
As you can see, some of the beginning scenes are similar. According to The Fader, the clip’s director is Melina Matsoukas.
Matsoukas has responded to the controversy, tweeting:
Must give much love to the beautiful NOLA footage shot and directed by @abteen and @lkeber to make #FORMATION whole.
— melina matsoukas (@melinamatsoukas) February 7, 2016