Legendary Songwriter Diane Warren Apologizes After Beyoncé Fan Backlash

Musician Diane Warren has suffered the wrath of Beyoncé's fans on Twitter after she questioned how one song could have so many writers.

Warren has since apologized to the Beyhive for the misunderstanding, insisting she meant no disrespect to Beyoncé. Warren's initial question was met with derision and stern words from some who explained how it is linked to Black culture.

Warren was mocked for the amount of award nominations she has, without any wins. She initially clapped back at a number of the comments before putting an end to the debate with her apology.

"How can there be 24 writers on a song?" asked Warren on Monday. She became a trending topic as she appeared to be referencing Beyoncé's song "Alien Superstar" from her new album Renaissance.

Diane Warren and Beyonce
Diane Warren came under fire from Beyonce's fans after she asked why one song needs 24 writers. Daniele Venturelli / Mason Poole/Getty Images

Although she didn't mention Beyoncé or the song by name, the Beyhive still came for her. This led Warren to tweet again, "This isn't meant as shade, I'm just curious."

Replying to Warren's original question about songwriters, @TaylorBold responded, "Same way you have 13 nominations and no wins," including a screenshot of Warren's 13 Oscar nominations for Best Original Song, but no wins.

"But I have 13 more nominations than U" Warren replied with a cheeky emoji. "But the same amount of wins," @Notfancy_ said, including a meme of Beyoncé.

Ironically, Beyoncé also has the same number of wins as Warren and these Twitter users.

Responding to Warren's original statement with sincerity, singer songwriter The-Dream laid it all out for her.

"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. Had that era not happen who knows. U good?" he wrote, earning almost 12,000 likes in the process.

Showing he still has respect for Warren, The-Dream added, "Btw I know it's not a one on one writing contest you looking for from no one over here...... you don't want that smoke And you know I love you, but come on. Stop acting like your records haven't been sampled."

"I didn't mean that as an attack or as disrespect. I didn't know this, thank U for making me aware of it," Warren replied directly to The-Dream. He responded telling Warren it's all good.

After feeling the wrath of the Beyhive Warren finally apologized for the misunderstanding six hours after sending the initial tweet.

"Ok, I meant no disrespect to Beyoncé, who I've worked with and admire. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding," Warren said, drawing a line through the controversy.

Warren is an Emmy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winning songwriter who's penned hits like LeAnn Rimes "How Do I Live," Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" and Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me."

She's set to receive an honorary award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences next year.

Beyoncé has also come under fire recently for problematic lyrics within one of her new songs. Track number 11 ("Heated") on her album Renaissance included lyrics which were deemed offensive to people with disabilities.

"The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced," Beyoncé's representatives said in a short statement to Variety.