Even when she is trying to be low-key, Beyonce still finds herself smack in the middle of controversy. The singer’s producing partner, Bangladesh, recently made comments in an interview that surely will not make the diva happy. When asked if he had ever actually been witness to Beyonce writing any of the songs she is often credited with, the producer was quite sly with his words.
Here is what he said: “It doesn’t matter who is writing or producing the songs. Who is delivering them, is what matters. It doesn’t matter if Beyonce is there physically writing the song. I mean even if she’s not, it doesn’t mean that she can’t. It might be a case of her not having time. People from the outside looking in want to know whether or not she writes her own songs, she’s on a level where things are handed to her. People wanna be a part of what she’s doing. She either wrote it, or she can put her name on it. It doesn’t matter because that’s the boss she is.”
This is an old controversy for Beyonce and one I don’t think will negatively affect her. I mean, if it hasn’t so far, why would it now?
Is it unethical to buy songs and slap your name on them? Probably so. But it is an industry wide problem that has existed for years and one I don’t think the public or the singer’s fans care about.
The big question however, is does Beyonce deserve the many awards she has won for songwriting?