Producer Slams Beyonce, Dad Over Stolen Credit

Beyonce and her father/manager, Mathew Knowles, are facing heat over song credits yet again. In a recent interview, record producer Rob Fusari, accused the duo of taking credit for using Stevie Nicks riffs on the hit Destiny’s Child single “Bootylicioius”. Claiming that he came up with the idea to use part of “Edge of Seventeen,” Fusari says Mathew Knowles later told him sharing credit did “not sell records”. “I remember watching Barbara Walters interview Beyoncé about ‘Bootylicious’, and she told Barbara about how she came up with the idea for the track,” Fusari told Billboard. “I called Mathew which was a big mistake. I got emotional and I apologised after – but I called Mathew and said, ‘Mathew, like, why,” says Fusari. “He explained to me, in a nice way, he said, ‘People don’t want to hear about Rob Fusari, producer from Livingston, NJ. No offence, but that’s not what sells records. What sells records is people believing that the artist is everything’.” “And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I know, Mathew. I understand the game. But come on, I’m trying too. I’m a squirrel trying to get a nut too.'”


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