We’re pretty sure Beyonce and Mathew “Knock’Em’Up” Knowles have made some questionable calls over the course of her career, but we’re not quite convinced that the latest charges against her have any merit. Pop the hood to read the latest swagger jacking claims levied against Beyonce’ Knowles Carter.
Record producer Rob Fusari has accused Beyoncé and her father of taking credit for his idea in Destiny’s Child’s hit song, “Bootylicious.” Fusari has reportedly claimed that he came up with the idea to use Stevie Nicks riffs from her 1982 hit, “Edge of Seventeen.”
“I remember watching Barbara Walters interview Beyoncé . . . and she told Barbara about how she came up with the idea for the track,” Fusari told Billboard magazine.
Fusari said he approached Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé’s father and manager, who supposedly told him no one wanted to know about his part in the song.
People don’t want to hear about Rob Fusari, producer from Livingston, New Jersey,” Knowles reportedly told the producer. “No offense, but that’s not what sells records. What sells records is people believing that the artist is everything.”
The main thing that made us go hmmmm about this one was the lack of an actual lawsuit. Any producer worth their weight would have been filed some copyright infringement claims on them Shady Knowles’. We wouldn’t put it past them though.
What’s your call on Bey jacking Bootylicious — True or False?