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Beyonce Stealing Song Credits? Again!

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Oh, Bey!

Beyonce supposedly stole the songwriting credit for her song Ego!

Singer and songwriter Chrisette Michele revealed that "Ego" was originally meant for her album, but she gave it to Beyonce instead. The track is credited to producer Elvis Williams, Harold Lilly and Beyonce Knowles — but not Chrisette!

Says Michele:

"It was really scary for me to release my pen because I had written my first album myself. You don't know if they're going to be able to capture your voice the same way that you captured it yourself."

Beyonce also snagged a writing credit for Scared of Lonely, even though producer Rico Love recently said he wrote that song with Solange, Lashawn Daniels and Crystile. Yet Beyonce's name is in the credits for the song!

Shady, shady!

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52 comments to “Beyonce Stealing Song Credits? Again!”



  1. 1

    THIS IS OLD NEWS… BTW, Y IS ANYONE SURPRISED? THIS BITCHES NICKNAME IS SWAGGER JACKER, LMAO!



  2. 2

    NEWS FLASH!!!! BEYONCE IS THE ONE WHO SANG THE SONG….WHO REALLY CARES WHO WROTE IT…DO YOU REALLY THINK IF ANYONE ELSE SANG IT THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A NUMBER 1 HIT….DOUBT IT! TALK ABOUT SOMETHING IMPORTANT



  3. 3

    WHY ARE YOU YELLING????



  4. 4

    who really cares??? I just want the bitch to GO AWAY ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!! serioulsy…over-rated, over-played, over-exposed…just simply OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! her and Ri-Ri can go fuck off and die somewhere together….oh..and maybe they can take Gaga with them….Ke$ha too, and let's not forget about the Bieber!



  5. 5

    She's such a biter! Her AND her husband! Everyone thinks she's so "sweet and nice"….no no no, Sasha Fierce is not just a temporary thing, its just an excuse for her to be her true self without anyone thinking she's really a bitch!



  6. 6

    yeah well she probaly co wrote on them, paid for them, and changed it and made it her song We wouldnt evan be talking about this if it was some other artist cause the songs wouldnt have been that hot if it wasnt for Mrs. B No Shade



  7. 7

    This b**** needs to stop stealing other peoples spotlight



  8. 8

    happens all the time with most major artists. Songwriters want to work with them to get exposure and the artist and management exploit the songwriterby demanding songwriter credit. Artist needs that stream of income as well….
    totally wrong!



  9. 9

    Beyonce doesnt write any songs period… she is a girl who can carry a tune… I believe the world has been duped by the Beyonce Machine.. and she is praised for being an artist singer entertainer… but she is not truly an artist if you dont write you shouldnt get accolades…. Taylor Swift should have won those grammys….

  10. gnuts says – reply to this


    10

    Young miss. That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard yes it matters it matters to that lady who didn't get credit but didn't it matters to the people she lies to who actually like artists and not pop entertainer right offs it matters to people who don't like lying it matters to the songwriter with talent but no record deal who's starving



  11. 11

    Lady gaga does the same. She didn't write all her songs like she claimed either!



  12. 12

    Umm, the article you linked to says:

    "Update: Beyonce was not mentioned by Christette as a writer on "Ego" when offered the song, which she turned down but did not write."

    At least read the sources you post. smh

  13. gnuts says – reply to this


    13

    It matters to beyonce at least enough to lie about it it doesn't matter to tweenies especially because in screw months they move onto the next trend and yes it could have been a hit I.e brittney passing on telephone…… beyonce is interchangeable she is who they want u to like if beyounce faded her next album will be given to another trendy popstar to make money off of



  14. 14

    It's not that shady… not only is HER voice on these songs, but a lot of songs aren't used exactly as they were originally written. They are used as more of a shell than anything else, and customized for different performers. I wouldn't be surprised if she did, indeed co-write with her team. However, all original song writers should get credit, too.



  15. 15

    and after all that…all her fans still call her the greatest. people will buy into anything



  16. 16

    It´s like she gets away with anything! She´s worth so much money that people stay quiet you know…keri hilson said it before

  17. Faux says – reply to this


    17

    Illuminati bitch



  18. 18

    This story was PROVEN FAKE by Chrisette herself…look at her Twittter…



  19. 19

    so what, Madonna does that all the time too



  20. 20

    And yet all you idiots think she so fantastic….she's nothing but a self-centered, ego-centric bitch who has forgotten how she got where she is. But she's always been like that. Look at how she treated the other members of Destiny's Child. Not surprised at this behavior.



  21. 21

    BEYAAAWNCE IS A KNOWN FELON AND MUSIC SWAGGER JACKER. THIS IS NOTHING NEW THANKS TO HER PAPA "MAFIA" KNOWLES. SHE SHOULD BE IN JAIL IF NOT HAVE A HUGE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR JUDGEMENT AGAINST HER ALREADY. OF COURSE PAPA KNOWLES PAYS OFF EVERYONE (EXCEPT THE ORIGINAL SONGWRITERS) TO GET HIS LITTLE GIRL'S NAME ON THE CREDITS. WE ALL KNOW THE MONEY IS IN SONG WRITER'S CREDIT AND PUBLISHING RIGHTS. PAPA KNOWLES HAS BEEN SUED AT LEAST 2 TIMES AND HAVE COME OUT THE LOSING END. WE KNOW HE'S ON THE GRAMMY ACADEMY AND HAS SKEWED VOTES TOWARDS BEYAAAWNCE WINNING HER UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF GRAMMYS FOR HER YOUNG AGE. HELL, SHE HAS NEARLY THE SAME NUMBER OF GRAMMYS AS ARETHA FRANKLIN WHO HAS NEARLY A 50YR CAREER BUT BEYAAAWNCE HAS IN THE RECENT 5-6YRS. SOME FUCKING SHIT IS GOING ON. WE ALL KNOW IT!!!



  22. 22

    Re: young miss – simpelton, credit'$ that's why.



  23. 23

    she's pretty stale.. she's old news now.



  24. 24

    @young miss: Every time it's played on the radio who gets paid?

    (hint: the writer)



  25. 25

    @young miss… Seriously? Do you know that composers are the ones that get the real $$$$ and not the singer. What else is new with Beyonce and her overpriced concert tickets?



  26. 26

    is that an elastic waist band she is wearing…eeeeewww that is one hideous outfit.



  27. 27

    That's not shady
    That's greedy….
    Greedy ass bitch just can't have enough money can she???

  28. YUCK says – reply to this


    28

    thats nothing new, her and her camel have been jacking ppl for years or riding other ppls trains. they are always biting. everyone knows they are not really talented but they have an extremely stupid loyal fan base and thats all that matters. spend those dollars kiddies when these two wouldnt even spit on you if you were on fire.

  29. YUCK says – reply to this


    29

    l
    l
    l
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    shes a nice looking lady but why does she always look like she is drop dead stupid. I almost feel bad for camel having to carry a conversation with this ho. and lets face it ppl if any other female carried herself the way she does in those outfits and showing her ass like this broad does we would call them a ho TOO.

  30. MP says – reply to this


    30

    I think Beyonce's a fraud. If someone writes a song they should get credit for it.



  31. 31

    BEYONCVE ISS HIRRIBLE



  32. 32

    She wants to take credit for everything and she comes off so humble…she bad mouthed Michael Jackson right before he passed away too…shady female.



  33. 33

    I LOVE BEYONCE!! Everyone is just jealous because of all the fame & how great her career is! HATERS!!!!



  34. 34

    I love Beyonc too, but I'm not gonna deny and say what she did to Chrisette is completely and utterly wrong. To people who say ut doesn't matter, as many have said, who do you think gets paid when the songs on the radio? Take a hint and then you'll understand why a struggling and talented songwriter would get angry when they let a popular artist such as Beyonce or Rihanna sing their sing and not only don't they get recognition for songwriting, but they receive no royalties for the song being played, and when awar season comes about, they don't receive the award nomination they deserve because their name wasn't even on songwrtiting credits and the popular artist who claims to write the song gets the nomination and in the end reeives the award, the royalties, and they have the false recognition of being this amazing songwriter when in fact, their not. That's why people get angry when stunts like this and many more from Beyonce gets noticed after being pushed under the rug. I know people are tired of it, but what I loved about Michael Jackson was that when he had a song and he didn't write it, he gave recognition towards the artist and or songwriter and in return had a good relationship with producers and songwriter which led to many classics by him and positive quotes about him dead and alive. Since Beyonce idolizes MJ she should take notes from him and follow his good music relationships towards songwriters and producers to create possible classics.



  35. 35

    my roommate used to clean pools in TX over a decade ago. one time he got dispatched to the knowles house. the pool was shamrock green. it was an uncle or someone, who was too good to talk to him, on the phone, going back and forth between him and the person on the phone. the guy tells him 'we need this pool ready for tonight." so my buddy tells him "i can pour enough chemicals in to kill the algae, and once it sinks i can vacuum it, but with all those chemicals you wont be able to swim." The guy said "dont you know who owns this house? these are the knowles" as if THAT will fix their nasty pool. so my friend told him "the other option you have is for me to dump the chemicals, call the fire department, have them pump out the entire pool, then put in fresh water" at which point the guy kinda rolled his eyes and my friend left. so im guessing nobody swam that night LOL. as rich as they are and cant keep their pool clean…. a whole family of good for nothins apparently



  36. 36

    Too bad she is not talented enough to write her own songs.



  37. 37

    ugh over her!!! never been like in luv wit da bitch but rly didnt like her since she coverd you oughta kno. she must luv havin haterz



  38. 38

    Wish this BITCH would go curl up in a corner and DIE ALREADY!!!

  39. @v@ says – reply to this


    39

    Stealing the work of others and crediting yourself is wrong and illegal. Getting paid royalities for something you didn't write is stealing. If people think this has happened to them, they right the wrong in court if it turns out to be true.

  40. @v@ says – reply to this


    40

    Greed is a terrible thing. It's one of the seven deadly sins.



  41. 41

    Let me tell you, Beyonce stole a song from me…through her female song publisher. Whether these two are still doing business or not, I don't know, but the song…"If I Was A Boy" is a rip-off of my music…an original piece that is a mid tempo rock song that i wrote from ground up–no samples, I wrote in on my guitar. Jay-Z has also stolen from others, including in his case, sampling ideas from others–you'll recall the Tony Braxton vs. Beyonce/Jay-Z sampling rift about 8 years ago in regard to Tupac's "Bonnie and Clyde"? In respect to me, and Jay-Z, I built a song around a sample, and he and Jermaine Dupri, through that same female music publishing exec, stole the song. Don't ever do business with them or anyone connected with them or they will steal from you guaranteed, and that is stealing from your family!!! These people are low-lifes of the highest accord!!!!



  42. 42

    @Savannah92able:

    I so agree with you!!!

    People in this industry who do work with Beyonce, those who are forced to work with her…that is, are known not to give her their best songs, not even close, for fear that she will steal their publishing (their song ownership, rights and credits). In fact, they…the song writers and producer/song writers…try to give her the worst songs they have. As a result, Beyonce will never have a "Thriller" or "Off The Wall" at this rate, because the best, and most talented, song writers fear being stolen from by her and her gangster husband, and crooked father.



  43. 43

    WHAT A 'GREEDY' BITCH!



  44. 44

    she is NOT GOD. ppl need to stop acting like she is



  45. 45

    @Zipocrite You are correct in saying that Beyonce stole "If I WERE A Boy. BC Jean wrote that song and Toby Gad wrote on it. She was going to put it on her first album, but Mr. Knowles talked Toby into giving it to Beyonce without BC Jean's knowledge. I think it's terrible that Beyonce gets the credit for writing 'her' own songs when she isn't a song writer. It would be different if someone actually gave her their song to record and the writer get the credit for it, but the Knowles tactics are just wrong. I mean no offense to you, I just don't think you are BC Jean. Especially since you said the name of the song is If I WAS a Boy.



  46. 46

    So uncool Beyonce……………



  47. 47

    Beyonce has claimed recognition for writing yet another song? Nooooo. Do tell!



  48. 48

    when did camel toe come into this? if ur vagina doesnt have a camel toe it is deformed. idc who wrote the song or who sang it…artist matters not to me, music is supposeed to sound good PERIOD.



  49. 49

    beyonce's a thief
    and she starting to dress differently now days



  50. 50

    ALSO, ASCAP IS THE ONE THAT DECIDES WHO HAS WRITTEN, AND HOW MUCH A PERSON HAS WRITTEN ON A SONG…DOUBT THEY WLD GIVE HER SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR IF IT WASNT TRUE



  51. 51

    whatever!! i luv beyonce!!



  52. 52

    Re: Faux – seriously? shut the fuck up