In terms of the “Twitter beef spectrum”, this is probably the most un-scary of them yet: It looks like there may be big trouble in little Chinatown for the folks behind Losing You, the song you love to drunkenly sing while pointing into your friend’s face at last call!
Dev Hynes of Blood Orange fame is responsible for producing Solange‘s 2012 anthem, which helped to launch Knowles out from being considered just Beyonce‘s kid sister, into a full-blown pop presence. Recently though, there’s been a rift between the two, mainly concerning giving credit where credit is due. Solange sent out a string of tweets back in April about the writing of her album:
Y’all got it all the way wrong. Ive been writing and producing my own voice since 02, nigga … I find it very disappointing when I am presented as the ‘face’ of my music, or a ‘vocal muse’ when I write or co-write every f*cking song … Sexism in the industry ain’t nothing new.
Dev spoke to The FADER recently, and had a couple of things to say about the uneasiness with Solange:
The exact circumstances surrounding their falling out are unclear–and the two still share a manager. Hynes says they never resolved the issue. “We’ve spoken but I don’t know where it’s at,” he says. Hynes says he wrote a good portion of the album entirely himself, especially the songs “Losing You” and “Bad Girls,” which he wrote and recorded versions of before he even knew Solange, with Solange adding mostly structural and vocal changes throughout. But it’s difficult to quantify exactly who contributed what. Within a couple of months, though, Hynes had quit the tour before it was over and returned to New York, and he wasn’t asked to work with Solange on her next album.
Last night, Dev responded to some cryptic tweets that Solange has been posting, which many conveyed as a response to Dev’s recent FADER interview. Find them below. What do you think about the latest Twitter beef? Are you sad that Hynes and Knowles won’t be collabo-ing again anytime soon?
UPDATE: Solange responds beyond after the jump!