Diane Warren is putting out a fire of her own making.
The “She’s Fire” singer is walking back what the Beyhive interpreted as shade against Beyoncé and her new album “Renaissance” after the Grammy-winning songwriter on Monday asked: “How can there be 24 writers on a song?🙄”
“Ok, I meant no disrespect to @Beyonce, who I’ve worked with and admire,” Warren, 65, tweeted later that day. “I’m sorry for the misunderstanding.”
In response to the inciting tweet — which has since been liked more than 20,000 times — she quickly clarified that the question “isn’t meant as shade.”
“I’m just curious,” said Warren, who penned the 28-time Grammy winner’s track, “I Was Here.”
The-Dream, another former Beyoncé collaborator, slammed Warren’s original tweet.
“You mean how’s does our (Black) culture have so many writers, well it started because we couldn’t afford certain things starting out,so we started sampling and it became an Artform, a major part of the Black Culture (hip hop) in America,” said the singer, songwriter and producer. “Had that era not happen who knows. U good?”
Several celebrities have taken Beyoncé’s hotly anticipated seventh studio album to task since its release last Friday.
Singer Kelis claimed the star’s new song “Energy” sampled portions of her 2003 hit “Milkshake” without attributing credit to her.
A rep for Beyoncé this week also said the track “Heated” will no longer feature the word “sp-z,” which advocates dubbed “ableist.”
Responding to that news, Monica Lewinsky tweeted that she’d like Beyoncé to also scrap the graphic reference to her in 2013′s “Partition.”