Music Legend Diane Warren Said She Didn’t Mean To Shade Beyoncé After Questioning How Many People It Takes To Write A Song

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Music Legend Diane Warren Said She Didn’t Mean To Shade Beyoncé After Questioning How Many People It Takes To Write A Song

Though Warren has preferred to work alone on her songs like “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” “Un-Break My Heart,” and “If I Could Turn Back Time,” she wasn’t bluffing when she said she admires Beyoncé as an artist. Just a couple of days ago, Warren tweeted that “I Was Here,” which she wrote and Beyoncé released in 2011, was one of her favorites.

In 2021, Warren told Rolling Stone what it was like working with Beyoncé on that song. Once Beyoncé heard it, she immediately went into the studio to record it, and Warren said she thought it sounded perfect. But Beyoncé wanted to record it again to make it even better.

“And that’s a difference, by the way, between a great artist and a not-great artist,” Warren told Rolling Stone. “I mean, that’s why she’s gonna be around forever.”