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Beyonce slammed for sampling NASA shuttle audio clip

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Dentsu wins at DMA Asia awards, Snapdeal appoints Amitava Ghosh, Askme launches TVC, SonySinger and actor Beyonce has been criticised for using an audio clip related to the space shuttle Challenger disaster in the love song "XO" from her fifth studio album "Beyonce," which released earlier this month.

The song “XO,” which was written and produced by Ryan Tedder and Terius Nash, also known as “The Dream”, includes an audio segment involving NASA’s then public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt on Jan 28, 1986.

“Flight controllers here are looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction,” Nesbitt said at the time, when the Challenger shuttle exploded 73 seconds into its flight, over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members.

Former NASA employees and NASA families have slammed Beyonce for sampling audio from the space shuttle Challenger explosion on her new song "XO”.

Beyonce responded in a statement to ABC:

My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster. The song 'XO' was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you. The songwriters included the audio in tribute to the unselfish work of the Challenger crew with hope that they will never be forgotten.financial  - Indiantelevision.com AD Linx dated 10 August

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