Here we go again. And get your lace trimmed panties out a wad because I’m just the messenger this time around. Internet sources are claiming that Beyonce is lying yet again about actually writing the tracks on her album I Am…Sasha Fierce. People were in an uproar during the “Deja Vu” era saying Beyonce would just change a word or two and drop tons of cash in order for her name to be added to the credits for Song Writer. And now, here’s what the Post had to say about the Sasha Fierce album writing credits:
Ms. Jay-Z has been called out by two different R&B ladies for not writing songs she claims are hers. According to Rap-Up magazine, Chrisette Michele revealed that Beyonce’s hit single “Ego” was originally meant for her own album “Epiphany” but she decided to hand it over to the Queen B. And here is the shady part: The track is credited to producer Elvis Williams, Beyonce Knowles and Harold Lilly … not vocal Goddess Chrisette. (Update: Beyonce was not mentioned by Christette as a writter on “Ego” when offered the song, which she turned down but did not write).
The day before that story broke, a video blog post (I think the kids are calling them vlogs, who the hell knows) by Destiny’s Child ex-member Michelle Williams and producer Rico Love was published as well. The two discussed the songwriting and production surrounding Michelle’s “Unexpected” LP, which seemed super normal. Until they brought up Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams” track and various other songs that Rico wrote for her “I Am … Sasha Fierce” album.
Rico said to Michelle, “I did ‘Radio’ and ‘Scared Of Lonely,’ but I co-wrote ‘Scared Of Lonely’ with Solange, Lashawn Daniels, and Crystile.” Wait … you didn’t say Beyonce, Rico? But ASCAP has her name on the song’s credits. You little sneaky wig-wearing diva. All it takes is a few measly scraps of your millions, and these folks are happy to give you a good track.
Sounds like folks are pissy again. I’m sure Papa Knowles will be issuing a statement in 5…4…3…