Diane Warren Apologizes After Inciting Backlash From Beyoncé Fans Over Songwriting Diss

Published: Tuesday 2nd Aug 2022 by Rashad

As one of the most lauded songwriters in history, Diane Warren‘s opinion on the matter of songwriting is often held in high regard – that is, until she slyly dissed Beyoncé with a tweet that sent her social media into a total meltdown.

Hop inside to see what she said that has Bey’s fans, affectionately called the #Beyhive, swarming.

Counting Toni Braxton‘s ‘Un-break My Heart,’ Celine Dion‘s ‘Because You Loved Me,’ and Cher‘s ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ among the legion of classic hits she’s written in her 40-year career, Warren undoubtedly is wishing she could turn back time after backlash ensued due to a perceived diss from her Twitter account.

As Bey fans continue to enjoy the jams listed aboard the diva’s latest album ‘Renaissance,’ Diane – who has collaborated with the songstress before on the ‘4’ hit ‘I Was Here’ – took to the social media platform Monday (August 1) to say:

“How can there be 24 writers on a song?”

The timely tweet is believed to refer to the LP’s tune ‘Alien Superstar,’ which has – you guessed it – exactly 24 writers.

Among contributors to the cut is the Destiny’s Child alum’s longtime collaborator The Dream, who took Warren to task in the diva’s defense.


Between the drags from The Dream and #Beyhive (to reinforce it), Diane quickly took to Twitter to retreat.

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  1. MissImpartial August 2, 2022

    It’s true though why I there a sample on every song? How can you have so many writers?

    • Lisa trump August 2, 2022

      Dumb white jealous pig

      Why comment?
      Everyone’s jealous of her success..

      If u are happy with being a fat white pig writer.. why comment? Mad u weren’t asked to write on the song.??

      It’s crazy how misery loves company. Let the BILLIONAIRES be BILLIONAIRES.. something u won’t understand.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

        White jealous pig? Jealous of giving some of your faves their biggest hits and elevating their careers? You sound dumb. You’ve unknowingly had your speakers blasting out countless Diane Warren-penned smashes so sit it all the way down.

    • #TheTruth August 2, 2022

      She didn’t say anything wrong. But the world we live in is a fu<kin politically correct mess where you can’t say sh!t. And The Dream’s answer is a joke.

  2. Mr. RCW August 2, 2022

    Diane is a beast and has every right to her opinion…the woman who writes alone 🤷🏽‍♂️

    At least she’s giving people credit and not stealing from folks this go round

  3. King August 2, 2022

    The Dream tried it. His hits don’t compare to Diane,

  4. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎 August 2, 2022

    It always has to be about race with them. That’s why they will never progress in life.

    • MissImpartial August 2, 2022

      Who is them???? Should be banned for this.

      • Rosa August 2, 2022

        Ignore the resident grape juice troll. That’s the same person as Shayla, Marilyn, Clarkson etc .

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

        @Rosa (yet another account from ‘No’)

        Keep my name out of your ish, please. Thank you.

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎 August 2, 2022

        @Rosa, you truly are stupid. I do not have multiple accounts, I don’t need multiple accounts to stand up for myself but seeing how quick you are to say that about me I take it that you are the one with multiple accounts. Go to the park and do what you usually do and touch up little children you dirty p e d o!

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎 August 2, 2022

        Them are the darkies, you people from the UK are slow af.

      • Rosa August 2, 2022

        It’s glaringly obvious that you and Shayla are the same person at least. We all know this. I hope you’re getting paid to troll 24/7.

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎 August 2, 2022

        You know nothing dummy!

  5. Nicky August 2, 2022

    😂😂😂😂 says the Fancy Punk Bîtch who hasn’t even graduated community college and is probably on public assistance . Bîtch ass Queen

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 August 2, 2022

      @Tacky “Says the clown who doesn’t even know how to use grammar.” Here you go, clown. I fixed your grammar for you down below. Next time you try and come for me, at least use the correct grammar.

      Says the Fancy Punk Bîtch who hasn’t even graduated from community college and is probably on public assistance. Bîtch ass Queen.

  6. Break my back August 2, 2022

    Diane’s old ass has been around long enough to know the answer to this. It was definitely shade. It’s the passive aggressive innocent whites women responses for me lol.

    • Danny Bey August 2, 2022

      That part. How you this old in the business and don’t know that? She tried it and got got.

  7. Keith August 2, 2022

    I think it’s a legitimate question. And there is no need to be mean in an appropriate response. Again, I just don’t get the #BeyHive…

  8. Tiffany Smooth August 2, 2022

    How weak and meek
    Typical white woman.
    Talk s*** then apologize, no backbone.. just weak and jealous

    If u dislike blacks.. please turn the channel, click the next arrow. No one needs ur support, she’s capitalized enough from whites and now is a MEGA SUPER STAR.. she doesn’t need your support.
    she’s a billionaire hun.


    Also, Hispanics and blacks r the fastest growing demographic in the US then it’s Asians. If u don’t like it, RELOCATE!! Such idiocy but it’s expected from such fools..

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

      It isn’t about disliking blacks, don’t be so silly.

  9. Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

    She has written for Beyoncé and countless other black artists, such as Aaliyah, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Total, I mean the list is endless. There was a point in the 90s where it was standard for most R&B acts to have a Diane Warren-penned ballad on their albums. She was highly sought after by black and R&B acts.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

      Boys II Men, Mary J. Bilge, Monica, TLC, Whitney Houston, XSCAPE, Brandy, Chanté Moore, All-4-One, Ciara, Keyshia Cole, Jennifer Hudson.

      She’s written some of your faves BIGGEST and most CLASSIC HITS. Put some respect on this woman’s name.

      • Patti LaHelle August 2, 2022

        We don’t give a f***! That’s the problem now; these so called “icons” and “legends” think they can say anything w/o consequence. She learned today with her white women tears having ass. Come for the queen, get stung. Simple as that!🐝

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

        The same as Beyoncé’s deluded fans, you mean? Sit it down, dummy. You’ve been schooled and are now dismissed.

      • Diane Warren Stan August 2, 2022

        Fleahive worried about the wrong things lmaooooo keep streaming and purchasing so your fav can sell more than that predicted 275k💀

      • Patti LaHelle August 2, 2022

        Diane was the one who was dismissed judging by her backtracking 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 You didn’t school anything fāggot. F*** her and f*** you harder!

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

        Well maybe Bey would have sold even more if it wasn’t for these lunatic troll fans. It’s enough to put anyone off of her. I’m sure that’s not what Beyoncé herself wants. I love the new album and am glad I purchased the vinyl, but man… Her fans are sickening. They do more harm than good and do the opposite of what they THINK they’re doing.

      • Patti LaHelle August 2, 2022

        Not a “Diane Warren Stan” appearing out of nowhere. Get some new material s***** Shayla. It’s too early in the morning for your b*******.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

        Facts are facts. Hence, you were schooled. Now go (unknowingly) play some classic Diane Warren-penned hits from your faves.

      • Patti LaHelle August 2, 2022

        I’ll pass on the sappy 90’s power ballads. YOU go listen to them. 🤣

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

        I remember when ALL y’all were praising Brandy’s #1 smash ‘Have You Ever?’ on here recently. It’s penned by… guess who? Diane Warren. Keep adding to her bank balance every time you stream her penned-songs. The BIG money comes from publishing, not the artist performing the song. Diane is sitting pretty on that bank balance.

      • Patti LaHelle August 2, 2022

        Almost Doesn’t Count > Have You Ever. I’m not a part of that “y’all” you speak of dahling

  10. Patti LaHelle August 2, 2022

    Hahaahhahaha when trying to throw shade goes wrong 🐝🐝🐝🐝

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

      Don’t forget your lunch money for the next class, playa 💯

  11. Diane Warren Stan August 2, 2022

    Unoriginal bey has 80 writers per song and still gets sued for stealing lmaooooo Queen Diane is more richer and successful than Thiefyonce could ever imagine

    • Church Girl August 2, 2022

      Yet she got dragged to the point where she had to issue an apology.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

        Exactly. She got BULLIED into it.

      • stefanos August 2, 2022

        apparently everyone can disrespect THEE Beyoncé but when we fight back we’re wrong and we should respect them for their little achievements! girl stfu

  12. Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

    Seeing as there ARE 24 writers on the song, why is it a crime to ask why?

    • Brazio August 2, 2022

      Diane has” hits that sticks like grits”.. (khia)😂🤷🏽‍♂️

  13. Church Girl August 2, 2022

    Diane needs to worry about what washed up s*** Topic goth cut she’s been rocking for the past 30 years. Beyonce keeps the girls pressed. Every time she drops a project the haters, industry losers and unsung R&B artists come out in droves to be shady.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

      She can rock whatever hair she likes. Guaranteed she has a bigger bank balance than all of your faves. She isn’t worried.

      • Church Girl August 2, 2022

        Ahhh the standard money argument. Very original. Listen dimwit idgaf how much money she has in the bank. All that money should have her somewhere on a private island sipping pina coladas not tweeting about anyone else’s art yet here we are.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

        Seeing as we’re taking about “writers,” that’s the MONEY comes from. “Don’t be funny with my money, honey!” 🎶💃🏽

    • FAF August 2, 2022

      What’s your point beyonces been wearing the :”same frizzy ashy blonde wig since 2003

      • Church Girl August 2, 2022

        Nicki is 40 years old, still wearing pink wigs and referring to herself as Barbie ALL while flopping. What’s your point f**!?

  14. XTINA August 2, 2022

    That is the first thing that I noticed too, most of the songs have 10+ writers and 3-4 producers

    • Luvbug August 2, 2022

      Because they’re covering their asses by crediting samples which includes writers and producers. When one song has multiple samples/interpolations everyone must be credited or risk the possibility of litigation. Ask Ed Sheeran, Robin Thicke and many others.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

        And that’s all Diane was wondering. And is now being bullied and practically being accused of racism. Ridiculous.

      • Church Girl August 2, 2022

        You’re being willfully obtuse lol. Diane is a whole veteran in the game. She knows the songwriting process and exactly how it works. She was being SHADY and rightfully got dragged for it.

  15. JAY Z August 2, 2022

    Maybe if Diane credited everyone involved in the creative process like Bey did, she wouldn’t be facing a 20 million dollar lawsuit for plagiarism and would have at least one award to her 13 nominations. No shade, though.

    • Roberta FlackSabbath August 2, 2022

      Everyone is quoting a lawsuit that was filed FOUR YEARS ago for a song she wrote THIRTY FOUR years ago! Beyonce fans are tragic and deluded.

      Every single songwriter of note has been sued at least once. It’s part of the business.

      When your argument has no merit, distort facts and call someone a racist.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 2, 2022

        THIS 💯

  16. Legacy August 2, 2022

    Now Diane Warren a racist for asking why one pen and one paper wasn’t enough 🤣🤣🤣 I LOVE TWITTER

  17. BuzzBey August 2, 2022

    From Kelis saying that Beyonce is a pawn of Satan to Diane Warren just being unnecessarily shady…

    Whew, you just know Renaissance has truly made some people envious.🐝

  18. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) August 2, 2022

    She shouldn’t have…. just like Diva is always being unapologetic all time💅🏾 Suck my Diva d I c k, drink my Diva cup💋👠

  19. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) August 2, 2022

    Black musicians love to copy and paste white people’s music. Remember Madonna caught Tory Lanez for stealing the whole in to the groove song💅🏾 They think they can get away with it. When people accused them stealing and they will call White people racists. Where’s the logic?

  20. Baby Lloyd August 2, 2022

    The hives is a bunch of 35 year old fat bullies. Diane shoulda stood on what she said. I didn’t observe any lies.

  21. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 August 2, 2022

    The Dreamesha got her straight, but there’s really nothing to see here but a picture of an absolute legend songwriter! Pen game on pure crazy, your Twitter fingers mean NOTHING to her bank account lol 🖊 Back to Renaissance tho 🤣
    Nobody can judge ME but MEEE, I was BORN free -Bey 🎶🤳🏽

  22. eric August 2, 2022

    Diane is right. She owes no apology and it’s a shame she was pressured into giving one. The Dream used race to persuade people’s opinion on the issue when in actuality his words don’t support the truth. Of the 24 credited songwriters for “Alien Superstar”, only a handful have something to do with the original works that are sampled in the song. So contrary to what The Dream and so many fans are saying, this has nothing to do with Beyonce/The Dream using a bunch of samples and having to credit all of the writers & producers involved. Diane’s question is about the legitimacy of so many credits on one song. It’s like Beyonce reached out to a list of artists and as long as they pressed a button or hummed a note they got a credit. What that does is it reduces the artform and that’s what Diane is alluding to, but if you believe Beyonce/The Dream, you’ll think it’s about this rebirth nonsense.

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 August 2, 2022

      Oh please, back in the day many people who contributed to songs didn’t get credited! They were paid for their contributions out of pocket, but weren’t added to the credits and didn’t receive royalties….Diane HAS to know this! Ghostwriters and ghost producers were everywhere lol 👻 Nowadays, people are more truthful, but the percentages are a mess because it’s so many people lol…Diane was definitely throwing a lil shade at modern day songwriting credits chile 🤣 Like I said, Dreamesha got her together cause Miss Diane’s pen HAS been a little dry as of late 😂 ☕️ But she’s one of the best ever, hands down 💯 And at the END of the day, it’s the record companies that are SHADY like some real housewives lol 😂 They don’t wanna pay NOBODY lmaooooooo

  23. True Tea August 2, 2022


    And this is why Beyoncé never has to respond. The BeeHive takes care of their Queen.

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