These Lyrics From Your Favorite Artists Are Also Instagram-Approved Captions

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A good Instagram post is never complete without a fire caption. Like your picture, your Instagram caption tells a story about your life, or at least that one particular moment. Whether you’re feeling uber self-confident, trying to shade an ex, calling out your haters, or just living it up with your BFFs, these song lyrics by some of your favorite artists from 2018 will certainly elevate your pic. 

Check out a few of today’s top singers and their best Instagrammable lyrics: 

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Cardi B

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Drake

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Taylor Swift

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Ariana Grande

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Nicki Minaj

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Beyoncé

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Lady Gaga

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Post Malone

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Camila Cabello

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G-Eazy

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Migos

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Selena Gomez

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Travis Scott

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/11/13/Z266u4b/instagram-caption-lyrics

Meet the Talented Artists Behind Those Insane Tattoos on 'How Far Is Tattoo Far?'

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Watching How Far Is Tattoo Far?, it can be hard to get past the insane tattoos contestants ink on each other. And yes, the tattoos are very real in case you were wondering. However, behind each of the crazy tattoos is the artist responsible for bringing it to life. 

If you look closely enough, you will also realize that some of the tattooers on the MTV series, hosted by Nicole “Snooki”Polizzi and Nico Tortorella, are reality TV veterans, appearing on similar ink-based shows such as Black Ink Crew and Ink Master

So, who are the talented tattoo artists on How Far Is Tattoo Far? and how do you get an appointment with them ASAP? Keep reading to find out.

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Melody Mitchell

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Kevin Laroy

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Tiffany Perez

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Courtney Raimondi

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Travis Ross

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Jordan aka Dollarz Tatu

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/11/08/LMsJs/how-far-is-tattoo-far-tattoo-artists

12 Artists Who Had To Change Their Sound to Become Famous

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For many of your fave artists, success wasn’t instant. Many worked for years as they played small gigs at clubs, released demos no one listened to, and hustled to get to where they are today. And during that time, they went through several musical iterations before landing on the sound that would make them famous. Lady Gaga was a Billy Joel-esque singer-songwriter before realizing she could be more popular if she turned herself into a cartoon character. And there are many more musicians who followed similar career paths. Sure, some might say they sold out, while others might say they pivoted for the better. Whatever the case, their early career choices are definitely a tad surprising if not a little embarrassing. Below, 12 of the most notorious ones.

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Katy Perry

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Lana Del Rey

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Lady Gaga

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Iggy Azalea

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Alanis Morissette

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Sugar Ray

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Smash Mouth

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Goo Goo Dolls

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Tori Amos

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Cyndi Lauper

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Beastie Boys

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The Go-Go’s

Source : https://undefined/entertainment/2018/10/11/2k4NvV/musical-artists-changed-their-sound

21 Pictures Proving That Children Are the Most Talented Artists

Picasso said “Every child is an artist, the problem is to remain an artist once we grow up,” and he is right. Kids express themselves in their drawings emotionally. They show their experience and their perception of the world in the funniest way and they don’t care about their own skill. They care about events and that’s what art is all about.

Here at Bright Side, we gathered some of the most honest and well-thought-out drawings that children created to show you how incredibly funny they are.

1. This 5-year-old drew a portrait of her mom!

2. We can imagine this mom laughing after seeing her child’s drawing.

3. The homework was “Draw your mommy.”

4. Meanwhile, at a local restaurant, this artwork made an appearance on the art wall.

5. This little one has a guaranteed career in comedy in the future.

6. This little boy was affected a little bit by his visit to New York.

7. Hopefully the art teacher was pleased with her portrait.

8. We are hoping that these parents love Star Wars as much as their child does.

9. This child is trying to convince adults to quit smoking.

10. A child expressed himself creatively on his dad’s passport and now he is stuck in South Korea.

11. A jellyfish portrait

12. A sweet family drawing from a 3-year-old and everyone has hands for ears

13. “My daughter drew this and put it on my bedroom wall. I didn’t get much sleep last night.”

14. This kid drew his traumatizing experience at the dentist.

15. The teacher asked the students to write one sentence about their mom, and this kid delivered!

16. This little kid drew a portrait of his mom and when she put her picture next to the drawing, he loved the resemblance.

17. “Look at me…I am Medusa”

18. “I found this drawing my sister drew of her sacrificing me to the aliens.”

19. Does anyone like sushi?

20. This little girl drew her efforts to earn her cats love…

21. The family with the 3 largest fingers we’ve ever seen

Which of these drawings did you like the most? Do you have any funny drawings to share with us? Please let us know in the comments below!

Source : https://brightside.me/inspiration-family-and-kids/21-pictures-proving-that-children-are-the-most-talented-artists-610560/

10 Artists Who Plagiarized Their Hit Songs (Ahem, Allegedly)

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These artists were accused of plagiarism — and once you hear their songs, you might think differently about a few of your faves.

It’s hard to be original in this day and age, but some artists frequently cross the line from “being inspired by another musician” to “blatantly ripping them off.” And it happens all the time — you probably just haven’t noticed.

Although many of these artists get slapped with lawsuits, due to the finicky nature of copyright law, most cases are thrown out or settled out of court. At the end of the day, the best way to judge certain songs and determine if they were in fact plagiarized is to listen to the similarities yourself. Although there are tons of songs that have been accused of copying, the following tracks are, I think, the most obvious. But beware — once you hear them, you might think differently about a few of your faves.

Childish Gambino “This Is America”

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When Childish Gambino first released “This Is America,” it was a huge hit, breaking YouTube records and even trending on Twitter. But while everyone heaped praise on Donald Glover for his socially thought-provoking music, fans of New York rapper Jase Harley weren’t buying it. For them, Donald’s track sounded awfully familiar to Jase’s “American Pharaoh.” Obviously musicians are inspired by other musicians, but the similarities of the two tracks went far beyond that. 

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Donald’s manager, Fam “Rothstein” Udeorji, rudely dismissed the accusations in a now-deleted tweet where he told his critics, “F–k you and your moms.” Surprisingly, the person caught in the middle of the whole firestorm, Jase, was a great sport about the whole thing.

“I feel extremely humbled to be recognized and labeled as one of the original inspirations for one of the most important pieces of music and visual art of our time,” he wrote on Instagram. “I appreciate all the love and support! But PLEASE DON’T let this controversy dilute the message me and  @childishgambino are trying to convey. We are speaking about injustices we’ve  encountered and he’s helped to provide a platform for all our voices to be heard. Let’s not discredit him for that!”

Wow, talk about taking the high road.

One Direction “Midnight Memories”

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One Direction’s fans probably aren’t old enough to know the band’s 2014 hit song sounds just like Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” However, though the two songs have striking similarities (you can pretty much hum one song on top of the other), Def Leppard said they weren’t pursuing legal action. “The One Direction one is very similar in structure, but it’s all good,” Def Leppard’s guitarist Phil Collen said. 

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It’s a good thing the ’80s rock band was so cool about the whole thing because, if they’d taken the issue to court, they probably would’ve won.

Coldplay “Viva La Vida”

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In addition to just being a really awful song (sorry, Coldplay fans), the British band’s smash 2012 hit wasn’t even original. It bared a striking resemblance to Joe Satriani’s instrumental track, “If I Could Fly.” He sued the band, but his suit got thrown out of court. However, if you compare the two tracks, they sound pretty much the same.

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The band later released a statement saying that any similarities between the two songs were “purely coincidental.” However, since Coldplay is the go-to band for boring, generic music, they’ve been accused of plagiarism a few times. “We’re definitely good, but I don’t think you can say we’re that original,” Chris Martin admitted to Rolling Stone. “I regard us as being incredibly good plagiarists.” 

Well, at least he’s honest.

Green Day’s “Warning”

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Green Day is another serial offender when it comes to alleged plagiarism, but let’s focus on “Warning,” since it’s the most obvious. Many think the 2000 song sounds just like The Kinks’ “Picture Book.” 

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Despite their many songs that sound like other songs, Green Day has never responded to any accusations, and somehow they’ve managed to avoid any lawsuits. Strange.

Avril Lavigne “Girlfriend”

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Hey, since we’re on the subject of wannabe punk music, let’s focus on pop-punk princess Avril for a second. Her obnoxiously popular track “Girlfriend” was everywhere back in 2007, and it was the first big hit since her Let Go days. However, ’70s rock band the Rubinoos said the song was a rip-off of their song, “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend.” Both tracks have the same chorus with “girlfriend” used in place of “boyfriend.”

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The Rubinoos sued, but the case was settled out of court (in other words, they got paid to shut up and sit down somewhere). Avril maintains that she never heard the song. 

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk”

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Contrary to popular belief, the immensely popular “Uptown Funk” is not a Bruno Mars song, it’s a Mark Ronson song. And back in 2016, he was sued three times by various bands for jacking their tracks. An ’80s girl band named The Sequence claimed Mark copied their 1979 song “Funk You Up.” Another ’80s funk band called Collage also threw their hats into the legal pool, and not to be left out, Roger and Zapp, who produced the ‘80s classic “More Bounce to the Ounce,” also decided to sue. Considering “Uptown Funk” was inspired by old funk music, obviously the inspiration would have to come from somewhere, right?

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To date, two out of three of the lawsuits were settled out of court. Turns out having a hit song can be a costly legal liability.

Radiohead “Creep”

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Accusations of plagiarism can even hit critically-acclaimed artists. Their classic 1993 hit was actually lifted from The Hollies”http://www.distractify.com/”The Air That I Breathe.” When the band sued, Radiohead relented and added The Hollies as co-writers of the song. Although both songs have completely different choruses, the verses sound exactly the same. 

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Ironically, earlier this year, Radiohead accused indie pop singer Lana Del Rey of ripping off “Creep” for her song, “Get Free.” And if that sounds absolutely nuts, Culture Club’s Boy George would agree with you. “Radiohead were sued by The Hollies and now Radiohead are suing Lana Del Ray?” he tweeted at the time. “Utter madness!”

After backlash from fans, Radiohead’s publisher maintained that they weren’t suing, only asking Lana for acknowledgement (and a piece of those sweet, sweet royalties). The whole dispute was later settled, but here’s what all three songs sound like together in case you were wondering:

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Metallica “Enter Sandman”

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So I already know what you’re thinking, “You ruined ‘Creep’ for me and now you’re going to ruin ‘Enter Sandman’ too??” Yep! And if that whole Napster scandal from way back when didn’t make them look like a band of jerks, this alleged plagiarism dispute will. Their classic 1991 hit was accused of copying EXCEL’s 1989 track “Tapping Into The Emotional Void.” Can you hear the similarities?

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If you really want to make your blood boil, in this old interview, Metallica shamelessly takes credit for creating the whole guitar riff themselves. And sure, there is a likelihood that it was one big coincidence, but…come on.

Nirvana “Come As You Are”

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The standout track from 1991’s Nevermind has an intro that sounds pretty similar to Killing Joke’s “Eighties.” It was later revealed in Eyewitness Nirvana: The Day-By-Day Chronicle that Kurt Cobain was aware of the similarities but opted to release it anyway. Killing Joke was planning on filing a lawsuit but pulled out after Kurt’s death.

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However, today there are no hard feelings between the two bands. In 2013, Killing Joke bassist Paul Raven said they now joke about it. “Yeah, Dave [Grohl] and I had a few laughs about that over the past year or so,” he told Rolling Stone. “He mentioned it to me when I met him backstage at Pantera a couple of years back.”

Will.i.am (featuring Chris Brown) “Let’s Go”

Let’s take a break from ruining your ‘90s alternative faves and switch back to hip-hop for a second. When it comes to plagiarism, hip-hop music is different since it’s a genre that mostly relies on sampling, which is completely legal. Good artists can turn an old sample into something new and different — and then you have people like Will.i.am. 

The Black Eyed Peas member and producer has been accused of plagiarism so many times, I honestly don’t even know where to start. But for now, let’s just focus on the only song he actually admitted to “accidentally” stealing. His track “Let’s Go” is pretty much just DJ Arty’s track “Rebound” with obnoxious rapping on top. Fans were furious and called him a “thief” when the song dropped. 

“Arty is a dope producer so I wrote this song to ‘Rebound’ this last year,” he admitted in 2013. “I got in touch with Arty and showed it to him, did a different version to it ’cause I asked him [to] make it newer ’cause I don’t just wanna take your song and rap over it.”

Except that’s exactly what he did?! In the past, Will.i.am has also been accused of plagiarizing tracks like Black Eyed Peas”http://www.distractify.com/”Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling,” but both those suits were thrown out in court. He’s also been accused of ripping off artists when producing music for other people. Fergie’s “Fergalicious,” for example, sounds awfully similar to J.J. Fad’s “Supersonic.”

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But hey, it’s 2018 — is anything original anymore?

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/08/23/eE96C/plagiarized-songs

Every Single Time Beyoncé Was Accused of Stealing From Other Artists

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From stealing writing credits to swiping choreography, here’s a full rundown of all the times she’s been accused of stealing.

I don’t think it’s shocking news when artists don’t write their own music — it’s normally expected. After all, once you reach a certain level of fame you cease being an artist and become more like a marketing/brand machine. It’s hard thinking of constant No. 1 hits, original dance performances, and eye-popping visual music videos. And when an artist can’t keep up with the relentless demand for originality, they steal. Beyoncé should know — she’s a pro at it.

Ever since her Destiny’s Child days, Queen Bey has been accused of stealing songwriting credits for songs she didn’t write, lifting choreography from dancers without permission, and even straight-up jacking songs from struggling artists and then paying a settlement fee to shut them up. 

Beyoncé is hardly the only mainstream artist that does this (ahem, Madonna, ahem), but her rap sheet is definitely one of the longest. Below, a full rundown of all the times she’s been accused of stealing.

She strong-armed “If I Were a Boy” from a debut artist.

This No. 1 ballad from Beyoncé’s I Am…Sasha Fierce was written by BC Jean, who was inspired by the idea after a recent breakup. After writing the song with producer Toby Gad, she started shopping the song to labels as her lead single. However, once Beyoncé’s team got a sniff of it, they decided to let Ms. Carter record her own version. BC was credited as the songwriter, which was bizarre to her considering she didn’t intend for anyone else to sing the song. “It’s an amazing compliment, but I was like, ‘That’s great, but it’s going to be on my album!'” she said in 2011. “And it can be on my album, too, I just didn’t realize how it worked.” Sounds like someone was taken for a ride.

However, BC later clarified that the internet exaggerated claims that her song was “stolen.”

“The story is not as bad as everyone’s saying it is,” she said. “It’s pretty much, the best break-up ever, and the best experience ever and again, it’ll be on my album coming out in January!”

Sounds like she’s not telling the full truth, but whatever the case, at least she got a huge check out of the deal.

She copied her “Countdown” music video from a Belgian dancer.

Beyoncé’s choreography is iconic, but considering how long she’s been in the game, it’s probably hard for her and her team to constantly think of new and original ideas. That’s probably why they lifted “inspiration” from Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. Fans made side-by-side comparison videos to illustrate exactly how much was copied. Beyoncé later admitted that the video was meant to be an homage. 

“Clearly, the ballet ‘Rosas danst Rosas’ was one of many references  for my video ‘Countdown,'” she said in a statement to The New York Times. “It was one of the inspirations used to bring the feel and look of the song to life.

Anne still wasn’t happy about it and expected Bey’s team to at least give her a head’s up instead of directly stealing her work as an homage. “There are protocols and consequences to such actions, and I can’t imagine [Beyoncé] and her team are not aware of it,” she said at the time.  

She allegedly stole “Baby Boy” from a struggling singer-songwriter.

Back in 2003, artist Jennifer Armour sent a demo of her song “Got A Little Bit Of Love For You” to Beyoncé’s record label, Columbia Records. A few months later, she heard “Baby Boy” on the radio and thought the song sounded awfully familiar. She filed a lawsuit but ultimately lost because she couldn’t prove to the judge that Bey physically heard her song first. 

She allegedly stole dance moves for her Formation World Tour.

Dancer and choreographer Marlyn Oritz called Bey out for stealing dance moves from her troupe’s show, De La Guarda. She took her grievances to social media where she wrote in a lengthy Instagram post that, while “inspiration” is nice, she and her struggling colleagues would at least like a little credit.

“Beyonce you have the nerve to steal exact concepts n choreography from other real creative geniuses. You stole from @breakingsurface, you stole the stomping from #delaguarda @fuerzabrutanyc. It’s ok to be inspired but at least make the effort to make it your own.” 

She was accused of stealing “Survivor” from a producer.

Her reputation for song-stealing even persisted through her Destiny’s Child days. Producer Terrence “T-Robb” Robinson filed a $200 million lawsuit against Destiny’s Child for stealing his song “Glorious,” which he produced back in 2000. He showed the song to Bey’s father/manager Mathew Knowles expecting the song to kickstart his career. Mathew disappeared with the song, and months later, “Survivor” was born without Terrence’s name or credit. “I know right now I would be one of the biggest, most sought-after producers,” he said at a news conference about the alleged theft. It’s unclear what became of the suit, so it was probably settled out of court.

She lied about writing “Crazy in Love.”

“Crazy in Love” is easily one of the best pop tracks of the 2000s, and according to Beyoncé, the song was the product of a genius collaboration between herself and producer Rich Harrison. “The song came from me actually looking crazy one day in the studio,” Beyoncé said at the time. “I said, ‘I’m lookin’ crazy right now,’ and Rich Harrison, the producer, was like, ‘That’s the song!'”

Huh. That’s not how Rich tells the story

According to him, after he played a sample of the track for Beyoncé, she then told him, “I love the idea. Now write the song. I’ll be back in two hours.” Although he was hungover, he managed to write the full song and play all the instruments before Bey got back. The only thing she wrote was the bridge, which is hardly the same as writing the whole song.

She lied about writing “Irreplaceable.”

Back in 2008, she came under fire when she told an audience at a concert that she wrote “Irreplaceable” for fellow women — except she didn’t write it, Ne-Yo did. “I honestly wrote that song for myself,” he said in 2011. “However, a man singing it comes across a little bit misogynistic, a little bit mean.” Although Bey didn’t write it, Ne-Yo said he had no problem letting her take songwriting credit because she “put her own spin on it.”

She copied her 2011 Billboard Music Awards performance from an Italian pop star.

In 2011, after the disappointing success of 4, Beyoncé had more drama on her hands, particularly pertaining her eye-catching performance of “Run the World” at the Billboard Music Awards. As cutting-edge as it all looked, the performance and choreography was actually taken directly from Italian pop star Lorella Cuccarini. After backlash, Bey decided to fess up. 

“My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much,” she said in an interview. As for Lorella herself, she actually “enjoyed” the similarities and liked the extra attention she was receiving in the States. So, a win/win, I guess?

She lied about the Stevie Nicks sample in “Bootylicious” being her idea.

That famous guitar riff from Stevie Nick’s “Edge of Seventeen” was sampled heavily in this track, and according to Beyoncé, it was her idea to use it. “It was 2000 and we were on our way to Japan,” she said in her I Am Yours DVD. “And I came across this Stevie Nicks song. Something about this guitar riff reminded me of a voluptuous woman… and  I said, ‘I am gonna write a song to celebrate a woman’s curves.'”

Except using the sample wasn’t her idea, it was producer Rob Fusari’s, and he wasn’t happy about Bey running around town taking credit. When he saw her on Barbara Walters lying about her involvement on the track again, he had enough.

“I called Mathew – which was a big mistake,” he told Billboard. “I called Mathew and said, ‘Mathew, like, why?’ He explained to me, in a nice way, he said, ‘People don’t want to hear about Rob Fusari, producer from Livingston, N.J. No offense, but that’s not what sells records. What sells records is people believing that the artist is everything.'”

The scary thing about that exchange? Mathew was right.

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Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/08/10/1Sdwef/beyonce-stealing