R&B superstar Beyonce is seeking a court ban to prevent street vendors from selling unofficial concert merchandise outside New York's Madison Square Garden when she performs there this weekend.
The Crazy In Love hitmaker has filed a federal lawsuit in the Big Apple against a group she believes is behind the illegal sales of knock-off CDs and other items in "the vicinity" of venues on her worldwide I Am... roadshow.
She's desperate to block the practice from happening again when she hits the stage at Madison Square Garden on Sunday (21Jun09) and Monday night (22Jun09) - and is asking a judge to forbid the street hawkers from peddling fake goods anywhere near the building, reports TMZ.com.