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Diane Warren Apologizes After Facing Backlash Over Her Beyoncé’s Co-Writers’ Comment

Diane Warren, who shades Beyoncé's use of co-writers in her latest album Renaissance, apologizes to the singer after facing massive backlash from the beyhives.

Beyhives are buzzing over social media as Diane Warren seemingly criticized Beyonce. The Grammy-winning songwriter took to Twitter, and while referencing Beyoncé’s Renaissance track “Alien Superstar, Warren  asked, “How can there be 24 writers on a song?”  However, several Queen B fans interpreted her post as shade and informed her about the album’s prominent use of samples.

Meanwhile, to calm down the fans, Diane apologizes to Beyonce. Warren, who collaborated with Beyoncé, on 2011’s “I Was Here,” wrote in one of a few follow-up threads, “This isn’t meant as shade, I’m just curious.” Another tweet reads, “Ok, it’s prob samples that add up the number of writers.” However, a user asked, “How you’ve been in the game for 80 years and don’t know how samples work?” Warren replied, “Coz I don’t use them.”

Diane Warren was also criticised with comments criticizing her age and lack of Oscar wins, as the “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” songwriter received 12 nominations at the ceremony before she was given an honorary award earlier this year. Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s Renaissance co-writer, The Dream then chimed in with an educational reply to Warren.

The Dream wrote, “You mean how’s does our (Black) culture have so many writers, well it started because we couldn’t afford certain things starting out, so we started sampling and it became an Artform, a major part of the Black Culture (hip hop) in America. Had that era not happened who knows? U good?” “I didn’t mean that as an attack or as disrespect,” responded Warren. “I didn’t know this, thank U for making me aware of it. No need to be mean about it.”

Warren then issued an apology tweet and mentioned the “Break My Soul” singer directly, tweeting, “Ok, I meant no disrespect to @Beyonce, who I’ve worked with and admire. I’m sorry for the misunderstanding.” However, in a recent interview about the Twitter spat with Rolling Stone, Warren echoed her previous statements. “I meant no disrespect by my tweet. I love Beyoncé’s new album,” she told the outlet. “She’s an amazing groundbreaking artist who I’ve worked with and admire immensely.”

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