If there’s one rule on the internet, it’s Don’t poke at Beyhive (followed by Don’t provoke Barbz). Unfortunately, Diane Warren wasn’t aware of this golden rule – or perhaps, in her arrogance, simply chose to ignore it – and she certainly felt a whole lot of displea of Beyoncé stans after commenting on the number of writers credited. Renaissance.
Warren, a good musician with 32 top 10s Billboards type in her name, no call Beyoncé by name. However, fans can assume she’s alluding to the singer (and specifically her new track “Alien Superstar”) when Warren tweeted on Monday, “How can there be 24 writers in one song?” Warren added a pointed eye to the end of her tweet, though she was quick to add, “This isn’t shade, I’m just curious.”
After instantly categorizing angry fans, Warren was able to identify his career curiosity – “Okay, those are the test samples that add up the numbers. [sic] of writers [sic],” she tweeted, posing the question: how is it that an industry veteran like Warren doesn’t understand sampling? – but not before she was frequented by Beyoncé and Renaissance Contributors Dream.
“You mean how our (Black) culture has so many writers, it started because we couldn’t buy certain things to start, so we started sampling and it became an Artform, a major part of Black Culture (hip hop) in America. U good it? ” He answered in a tweet, add for a second, “Btw, I know it’s not a one on one writing contest you’re not looking for from anyone here…… you don’t want that smoke And you know I love you, but come on. Stop acting like your profile hasn’t been sampled yet.”
While The Dream’s answer has certainly received some backlash of its own – not everyone is sure of the accuracy of his history lesson – his spearhead certainly has make Warren happy. She replied: “I don’t mean an attack or disrespect. I didn’t know this, thanks U for letting me know about it. There’s no need to be mean about it. “
She further posted, “Ok, I don’t mean to disrespect @Beyonce who I have worked with and admire. I apologize for the misunderstanding.” Honestly, there doesn’t seem to be much of a misunderstanding – Warren has never denied that her comments were about Beyoncé (her collaboration with someone she recently considered a “favorite” her career). And that damn eye roll emoji suggests there was at least some degree of shade thrown. In any case, Warren has probably learned his lesson about pissing off Beyoncé stans.