NewsTiffany Red Calls Out Beyoncé For Allegedly Stealing Music Credits

Tiffany Red Calls Out Beyoncé For Allegedly Stealing Music Credits

Beyoncé, Usher, Zendaya, and many more are being called out for allegedly stealing music publishing on songs that played no part in writing.

Beyoncé, Usher, Zendaya, and many more are being called out for allegedly stealing music publishing on songs they played no part in writing.

Songwriter Tiffany Red has been using her Instagram page to call out Beyoncé for allegedly taking writing and publishing credits on songs that are handed to her. Red, who most recently supported her friend Cassie in her abuse allegations against Diddy, first brought attention to Beyoncé’s alleged songwriting stealing after the Grammy Awards when Jay-Z called out the Recording Academy for repeatedly snubbing Bey in the Album of the Year category.

Red then followed up with a call to action, encouraging Beyoncé to “modernize” her business model and begin to serve as an example of ensuring the safety and longevity of songwriters’ and producers’ music careers.

“If you modernize your business practices with songwriters and producers, you can help save the livelihood of this profession,” she wrote. “Publishing royalties aren’t livable anymore unless you write the single, and even then, it has to be massive to make decent money.”

On February 6, Red shared a lengthy video rant where she called out Beyoncé, Zendaya, Tamar, Tamar Braxton, and more while explaining the “power dynamics” behind stealing publishing from songwriters. She focused her argument on Beyoncé for the publishing rights she allegedly receives on songs Red claims other songwriters have written.

“The reason I called out Beyoncé is because Beyoncé is the Michael Jackson of our generation,” Red explained. “So if there’s anybody that could reshape the precedent. If there’s anybody that could influence the industry that had the power and the money.”

#Beyonce amongst other Artists are being accused of stealing publishings on songs they didn’t write. I believe every single word #TiffanyRed said. When #Kelis was saying this very same thing about Beyonce stealing her samples for ENERGY on Renaissance, she was attacked on… pic.twitter.com/ncZS24S37M— Light Bearer (@LightBearer1984) February 19, 2024

According to Red, “there is no A-list artist, B-list artist, or C-list artist that’s not taking publishing” since that is how “the music industry works.” She went on to name a few songs included on Beyonce’s “Renaissance” album that Bey allegedly had no involvement in writing yet walked away with 25% publishing or more.

Red blames the NDAs. The songwriter claimed the “Break My Soul” singer allegedly has her staff sign, which forces them into silence and prevents them from speaking on topics of this type.

“She silences people so that people can’t speak,” Red says.

The songwriter credits the “power dynamics” within the music industry that silences songwriters and allows publishing to be stolen, impacting the “livelihood” of songwriters and producers.

“Beyonce represents Black Excellence” yet allegedly “exploits” the Black artists who are writing for her. Red says it’s “her people” who are primarily taking advantage of the songwriters.

“You know what your people do to you, the same thing those white people do to you,” she said.

Tiffany Red/Instagram

No word from any of the chart-topping singers Red has called out. However, Red appears to be standing ten toes down in her claims.


Source: Black Enterprise

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