There seems to be conflict brewing between House Carter and House West. Fans are slamming Jay-Z and Beyoncé for copying Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
After confirming their joint tour, which will kick off this summer, fans noticed that the promo for "On The Run II" is very similar to West's 2013 music video for "Bound 2."
To recall, "Bound 2," a track from West's album Yeezus, saw the celebrity couple riding a motorcycle while passing through natural landscapes. A topless Kardashian straddles West, her then-boyfriend, as they drive off into the sunset.
Meanwhile, the poster for "On The Run II" presents Jay-Z sitting on a motorcycle with Beyoncé behind him.
According to Hollywood Life, several Instagram users have already criticized and mocked the poster for "rippin off" Mr. and Mrs. West.
"Kanye West and Kim shot a video on a motorcycle before this," one commenter said. "Jay Z Beyonce pic look played."
"KANYE ASKED FOR HIS IDEA BACK LOL KANYE AND KIM DID A MUSIC VIDEO LIKE THIS ALREADY," another social media user commented.
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
'On The Run II' Poster Inspiration
One social media user revealed the real inspiration behind the poster for "On The Run II," which will kick off this summer. On a tweet, a member of the BeyHive shared that the photo was actually a recreation of a popular 1973 movie Touki Bouki or The Journey of the Hyena. The Senegalese movie directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty follows the journey of young lovers Mory and Anta as they plan to leave their home, Dakar, for Paris. The movie premiered at the Cannes Film Festival where it received critical acclaim. The poster's most obvious reference to the African cinema classic is the bull-horn skull mounted on Mory's motorcycle. For "On The Run II," the Carters recreated the lead's signature ride.
- JAY-Z and Beyoncé's "On The Run II" poster is inspired by Touki Bouki, a 1973 Senegalese film about two lovers (Mory, a charismatic cowherd; Anta, a university student) who fall quickly in love. pic.twitter.com/LXWvQyd7M1 — bad isa (@yonceis) March 13, 2018
Fans are speculating why the couple referenced Touki Bouki for their upcoming joint tour. After everything that they have been through in the past couple of months, some think that the relationship between Jay-Z and Beyoncé is similar to that of Mory and Anta. Just recently, the "Hold Up" singer and the "Family Feud" rapper were spotted filming a video in Kingston, Jamaica which also happens to be Bob Marley's hometown. In the photos that surfaced on the web, Blue Ivy's parents rode a motorcycle all over the colorful town.
Beyoncé really in Jamaica dressed like a dancehall queen pic.twitter.com/xLCaYGf3JY — Bre'on (@_BayBey) March 20, 2018