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Bootylicious war

We bring you a dispatch from the front line of song writing, where according to Perez Hilton, Beyonce has been a little selective with the truth when it comes to giving credit for the creation of that feminist dance floor filler - Bootylicious.

Claims producer Rob Fusari: 'I came up with the idea to build a track using the guitar riff from Stevie Nicks' Edge of Seventeen. I figured I'd put the guitar loop on there temporarily, and later go into the studio with a guitar and replay it, because I'd learned, after sampling Stevie Wonder's I Wish for Will Smith's Wild Wild West, that I didn't want to lose 50% of the publishing. I vividly remember telling Mathew Knowles, 'Mathew, you got to book me into your studio and let me replay that riff.' It was Guitar 101! One note!'

Jeez, calm down pal. Anyway, what should happen next, but up pops old Beyonce on Barbara Walters, apparently taking all the kudos for herself.

The poor producer asked Beyonce's dad what was going on, who explained, 'People don't want to hear about Rob Fusari, producer from Livingston, N.J. No offense, but that's not what sells records. What sells records is people believing that the artist is everything.'

He's got a point, but really Beyonce, you should know better...

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