Just when I was starting to remotely like Beyonce… news has been surfacing that her hot new hit that she supposedly co-wrote, “If I Were a Boy,” was “stolen” from a 21 year old, San Diego based singer/song writer named, BC Jean. Supposedly, BC co-wrote the song with producer, Toby Gad, and featured it on her website way before Beyonce’s people knew it existed. She apparently didn’t even know that Beyonce was remotely interested in the song let alone had already recorded it before she was approached by Beyonce’s people. B.C.’s mother/manager has made some statements that even accuse Beyonce’s manager/father, Matthew Knowles, of “strong arming” them to obtain publishing rights to the track.
I decided to get to the bottom of these storied and wrote BC personally on her Myspace page asking her to comment on the rumors. She responded with a simple, “Unfortunately I am not allowed to discuss legally sorry about that,” followed by a typed frownie face. To me, this means that there IS a legal matter at hand which leads me to believe that the bitchy Beyonce stories are true!! I mean, come on… if everything was legit, BC would have had something more to say other than the “no comment” that she basically gave me.
Plus, Beyonce and her father are NOTORIOUS for shady business dealings when it come to her career. Remember the revolving door of band mates in her girl group, Destiny’s Child? All of the departing members had nothing but harsh words to say about Beyonce and her shady stage dad.
And this is not the first time Beyonce has been accused of claiming someone else’s work as her own. Her hit “Irreplaceable” was actually written by R&B superstar Ne-Yo, but Beyonce was trying to pass it off as her own before Ne-Yo set the record straight in numerous interviews. She then did some back peddling and said that she did co-write the song with Ne-Yo and he deserves some credit for that. According to Ne-Yo however, he wrote the song way before Beyonce came along. As a matter of fact, he wrote it with someone else completely in mind… he originally intended for “Irreplaceable” to be recorded as a country song and had Faith Hill or Shania Twian in mind for the song.
Shame on you, Beyonce! I just hope she doesn’t try to blame this new song scandal on her new “diva” alter-ego, Sasha Feirce. Check out both versions of “If I Were a Boy” below…
Beyonce – If I Were a Boy:
BC Jean – If I Were a Boy: