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Monday, October 17, 2011

Is Beyonce stealing 'Love' from New Edition?

With the rumors flying over her alleged deflatable baby bump, Beyonce lets the twins peek on her brand new video for "Love on Top" from 4. In case you're wondering, it was filmed before she began to show.

Of course, her detractors won't rest. This time they're up-in-arms over claims that she's jacking choreography again — which would make the third time this year (see Beyonce's "Countdown" vs. Belgian choreographer Teresa De Keersmaeker's 25-year-old ballet Rosas danst Rosas; or Bey's 2011 Billboard Music Awards performance vs. a 2010 performance by Italian pop star Lorella Cuccarini).

But surely the video for "Love On Top" is an obvious tribute to New Edition's 1988 hit "If It Isn't Love," especially since the R&B boy band isn't nearly as obscure as Bey's other recent "inspirations."

Then again, maybe the Queen B is just getting her Bob Dylan on?

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