19:12 25 February 2010
The singer has been accused of falsely taking credit for the Destiny's Child hit 'Bootylicious', Digital Spy reports.
Record producer Rob Fusari has claimed that he originally came up with the idea to use part of Stevie Nicks's 'Edge of Seventeen' on the girl group's 2001 hit.
"I remember watching Barbara Walters interview Beyonc about 'Bootylicious', and she told Barbara about how she came up with the idea for the track," he said, according to Billboard.
"I called Mathew [Beyonc's father and manager] - which was a big mistake; I got emotional, and I apologised after - but 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, NJ.
"No offence, but that's not what sells records. What sells records is people believing that the artist is everything'.
"And I'm like, 'Yeah, I know, Mathew. I understand the game. But come on, I'm trying too. I'm a squirrel trying to get a nut too'."
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