Hitmaker Linda Perry--she wrote Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" and Pink's "Get the Party Started"--was answering questions in her Reddit AMA when somebody wondered about Beyoncé taking credit as a "co-writer" on one of Perry's tunes after changing a word. "Well hahaha um thats not songwriting but some of these artists believe if it wasnt for them your song would never get out there so they take a cut just because they are who they are. but everyone knows the real truth even Beyoncé."
Perry is a superstar writer and producer--having also worked with Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys. In her spare time she rips vocals like Axl Rose as the frontwoman for 4 Non Blondes. Perry went into the AMA guns blazing too--"I'm Linda Perry, legend, genius extraordinaire, and also married to Darlene from Roseanne. And one bad mfk'er." Someone asked about "Beautiful" and Perry replied: "i was inspired by my low self esteem. when i wrote it i was shocked that i was saying "I am Beautiful" i didnt feel that way. but now it totally makes sense what it was really about." Things change.
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