Amy Winehouse's Dad Slams Beyoncé's "Back to Black" Cover

Beyonce, Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse's Dad Slams Beyoncé's "Back to Black" Cover

Mitch Winehouse says Bey added nothing to the song.

Published April 23, 2013

The BeyHive may be excited about all things Beyoncé, but Amy Winehouse's father sure isn't. Mitch Winehouse is no fan of Queen Bey and Andre 3000's take on his daughter's "Back to Black" single, redone for The Great Gatsby soundtrack.

"I don't think she brings anything to it," Mitch told The Daily Mail of the multi-platinum singer, adding that no one from the film asked his permission to record the cover.

He has agreed to allow use of the song, provided that there's money involved. "They have got to pay for the privilege, which is what they are doing. I can't tell you how much it is but it's a lot of money."

Bey hasn't responded to Mitch, likely because she's just too busy (or doesn't really care). The 31-year-old is currently overseas embarking on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. The Houston native performed at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome last night, and posted a 90-second video montage featuring clips from the tour thus far.

The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour is due to hit Paris tomorrow, and will touch down stateside on June 28 when Bey takes the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the BET Experience


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