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13 March 2018, 14:57
Beyonce was accused of copying Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
Beyonce fans have uncovered the real origin behind Beyonce and JAY-Z’s stunning ‘On The Run II’ tour poster, following comparisons with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
After the power couple dramatically announced their long-awaited tour yesterday (12th March), some fans believed the official artwork was heavily influenced by Kanye West’s ‘Bound 2’ music video.
Why does it look like Jay Z & Beyoncé are about to drop a country version of Bound 2? pic.twitter.com/D4vlBerCL4— Julia Hauser (@juliababoolia) March 13, 2018
Bound 2 & OTR 2 pic.twitter.com/VCiAAKtuw4— Nailah West (@Shyeezy_) March 12, 2018
However fan group Beyonce Legion have revealed that Beyonce and JAY-Z’s tour post was in fact a direct reference to 1973 Senegalese movie Touki Bouki.
#OTRII tour poster references "Touki Bouki," a 1973 Senegalese film about two lovers who steal money and clothing, then book passage to Paris to start new lives. It's considered an African cinema classic. pic.twitter.com/l64KjxzAw0— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) 12 March 2018
The movie, directed by Djibril Diop Mambety, is about the story of two lovers, Mory and Anta, who attempt to escape their Dakar home for a new life of glamour in Paris.
In the film, Mory rides his motorbike with a bull-horned skull attached to the handlebars, which was referenced in the ‘On The Run II’ artwork.
The theme follows Beyonce and JAY-Z’s running Bonnie and Clyde theme that began with 2002 song ’03 Bonnie And Clyde’.
Meanwhile, tickets for JAY-Z and Beyonce’s 'On The Run II’ tour officially go on general sale on 19th March.