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Linda Perry on Rumors Beyoncé Doesn’t Write Her Own Material: Changing One Word ‘Not Songwriting’

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The Beygency may need to be alerted once more.

Songwriter and former 4 Non Blondes frontwoman Linda Perry appeared to have thrown some shade at Beyoncé‘s direction in a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything.

Perry, who used to front the short-lived rock band 4 Non Blondes and went on to write hits for Pink and Christina Aguiliera, among others, was asked, “Linda, how do you feel about Beyoncé changing one word on a song and getting writing credit. Does that bother you as a songwriter?”

Perry’s response: “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 Beyoncé. She is talented but in a completely different way.”

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There’s been much speculation over the years as to what a Beyoncé songwriting credit actually means. On her 2011 album, 4, her opening track, “1+1″ bore quite a bit of resemblance to the The-Dream‘s song “Nothing But Love,” but her name was added to the songwriting credits. Listen to both songs here.

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