“well hahaha um thats not songwriting but some of these artists believe if it wasnt for them your song would never get out there so they take a cut just because they are who they are,” Perry said. “but everyone knows the real truth even Beyonce. She is talented but in a completely different way.” Meanwhile, Beyonce’s name appears throughout her self-titled album‘s production credits.
Some of Beyonce’s most notable collaborators have argued that yes, the pop diva deserves the credit. For example, elusive producer-songwriter Boots was impressed by how Beyonce instructed him to add some scuzzy guitar to “Jealous,” as inspired by Hanni El Khatib‘s “Roach Cock.” Ne-Yo also says that the harmonies that she added to 2006′s “Irreplaceable” makes it “totally different” from what he wrote.
“So yeah, I gave her writer’s credit, because that counts. That’s writing. ” Ne-Yo said to The Breakfast Club (below, skip to 6:50).
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