Linda Perry On Beyoncé’s Songwriting: ‘She Is Talented But In A Completely Different Way’
Beyoncé can do no wrong in the eyes of the Beyhive, but OG songwriter Linda Perry isn’t too impressed with her songwriting skills.
Promoting her new show on VH1, Make or Break, Perry took to a Reddit AMA where she interacted with fans about her work with songstresses Christina Aguilera, Pink and Bey:
halftime25: Linda, how do you feel about Beyonce changing one word on a song and getting writing credit. Does this bother you as a songwriter?
Linda_Perry: 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. but everyone knows the real truth even Beyonce. She is talented but in a completely different way
Perry wouldn’t be the first to be pressed about Mrs. Carter’s songwriting. Ne-Yo revealed in a 2012 interview with The Breakfast Club that she only wrote the harmonies on her smash hit “Irreplaceable,” saying, “So yeah, I gave her writer’s credit, because that counts. That’s writing.”
Catch Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project on Wednesdays at 10pm on VH1.