Beyoncé probably felt like she was making a smart move when she dodged a $20 million video game deal with Gate Five LLC in December 2010.
Gate Five, makers of Swarm Rampage and Cosmic Fortune, claims that Bey abruptly backed out of a deal for a game dubbed Starpower: Beyoncé when the singer demanded more money just three days before the two parties were scheduled to sign a contract.
In a summons filed in April 2011, the company used fighting words against our hometown honey, calling her demands "extortionate" and her actions "callous," "unscrupulous" and "morally reprehensible."
The gaming company alleges that the pop star "destroyed Gate Five's business" when it had to lay of 70 employees as a result of the verbal contract breach, losing $6.7 million in direct investment and over $100 million in potential profits from the game.
Gamasutra reports that Beyoncé's lawyers "say that the singer was well within her rights to pull out of the deal due to the fact that Gate Five allegedly didn't have financing in place for the title."
Would you buy a Beyoncé video game?