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Diane Warren responds to backlash from Beyoncé fans over songwriting credits

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Diane Warren is setting the record straight on some comments she made about songwriting credits on Beyoncé’s new album. 

It all started Monday morning when the 65-year-old songwriter seemingly shaded the R&B singer, expressing confusion over a song on her latest album Renaissance that credits two dozen writers.

“How can there be 24 writers on a song?” Diane tweeted, followed by the eye roll emoji.

After many fans took offense to the question, Warren added in a separate tweet, “This isn’t meant as shade, I’m just curious.”

There were many different responses to the question, some of which actually attempted to educate Warren.

“It’s quite simple,” one user wrote. “If you sample/interpolate several songs within a new recording all of those original songwriters receive credit along with those who contributed to the new composition.”

Hours after the backlash, Warren took to Twitter again to express that she meant no ill-will with question. 

“Ok, I meant no disrespect to @Beyonce, who I’ve worked with and admire,” she said. “I’m sorry for the misunderstanding.”

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