Diane Warren Addresses Apparent Shade Over Sampling Beyoncé
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On Monday, Beyoncé is overrated…but you know what happens on Tuesday. After six hours of backlash, Diane Warren has apologized for an apparent hit in the credits of Beyoncé’s latest album. “I meant no disrespect to @Beyonce, who I’ve worked with and admire,” she said. tweeted August 1st. “I’m sorry for the misunderstanding.” Talk to rolling stone, she added that “every collaborator who worked on this record should be celebrated”. Warren first angered the Beyhive by ask – with a rolling eyes emoji – how there could be 24 writers on one song. (Renaissance has many samplings and interpolations; “Alien Superstar” credits 24 people. )Warren claims that her question wasn’t meant to be sleazy, though she added in a since-deleted answer, “That’s 23 more than on mine.” No shade? Of course, Diana.
Warren wrote hits like “I Don’t Want To Miss Anything”, “If I Could Turn Back Time” and “Because You Loved Me”. The veteran songwriter also wrote Beyoncé’s track “I Was Here” in 2011. In case she really missed the memo during her decades-long career, people took to her answers to explain how it works. sampling. Major Renaissance Contributor The-Dream even offered a historical context for the practice: “[I]It started because we couldn’t afford certain things initially, so we started sampling and it became an art form, a big part of black (hip hop) culture in America,” a- he writes. In a separate tweet, he added: “[Y]You know I love you, but come. Stop pretending your records haven’t been sampled. “I didn’t know that, thanks for letting me know,” Warren replied. “No need to be mean about it.” Oh man. If The-Dream’s response sounded mean, we suggest she doesn’t look too closely at what Beyhive is saying about her right now.