Defense: While Beyoncé's legions of fans were enjoying her new album Renaissance — her first since 2016 Lemonade — some were defending her from some supposed shadow cast her way by Academy Award-nominated songwriter Diane Warren.

Beyoncé fans react to Diane Warren apparently shading the singer for her use of 24 songwriters

While Beyoncé’s legions of fans were enjoying her new album Renaissance — her first since 2016 Lemonade — some were defending her from some supposed shadow cast her way by Academy Award-nominated songwriter Diane Warren.

Warren, 65, took to Twitter on Monday, asking, “How can there be 24 writers in a song?” With emoji swirling around the eyes.

The tweet – apparently referring to Beyoncé’s Alien Superstar song – was not well received by BeyHive, with fans beating her up on everything from her age to not knowing how the samples worked.

Defense: While Beyoncé’s legions of fans were enjoying her new album Renaissance — her first since 2016 Lemonade — some were defending her from some supposed shadow cast her way by Academy Award-nominated songwriter Diane Warren.

HOW: Warren, 65, took to Twitter on Monday, asking,

HOW: Warren, 65, took to Twitter on Monday, asking, “How can there be 24 writers in a song?” With emoji swirling around the eyes

Her tweet — sent out early Monday morning — seemed to explode instantly, angering fans who thought she was sending some shade Beyoncé’s way.

Warren tried to mitigate that idea by tweeting 15 minutes later, “That’s not shadowing, I’m just curious.”

After another 20 minutes or so, she seemed to figure it out, tweeting, “Okay, it’s test samples adding quite a bit of writing.”

Shade: Her tweet — sent out early Monday morning — apparently immediately exploded, angering fans who thought she was sending out some shade the Beyoncé way.

Shade: Her tweet — sent out early Monday morning — apparently immediately exploded, angering fans who thought she was sending out some shade the Beyoncé way.

No Shadow: Warren tried to temper that idea by tweeting 15 minutes later,

No Shadow: Warren tried to mitigate that idea by tweeting 15 minutes later, “That’s not shadow, I’m just curious”

Samples: After another 20 minutes or so, she seemed to figure it out, and wrote on Twitter,

Samples: After another 20 minutes or so, she seemed to figure it out, writing on Twitter, “Okay, these are reference samples that add up to a great deal of writing”

That didn’t stop a number of fans from getting in, including Twitter user Lisa McGuire, who said, ‘Multiple samples and interpolations! I’m a music superintendent and have occasional disclaimers.

Another Twitter user named Dylan asked, “How have you been in the game for 80 years and don’t know how samples work?” Warren replied, “Because I don’t use it.”

Twitter user TaylorBold added, “In the same way you have 13 nominations and you don’t win,” along with a photo of her 13 Academy Award nominations.

Samples: That didn't stop a number of fans from getting in, including Twitter user Lisa McGuire, who said, 'Multiple samples and interpolations!  I'm a music supervisor and I have to spell it sometimes'

Samples: That didn’t stop a number of fans from getting in, including Twitter user Lisa McGuire, who said, ‘Multiple samples and interpolations! I’m a music supervisor and I have to spell it sometimes’

Don't: Another Twitter user named Dylan asked,

Don’t: Another Twitter user named Dylan asked, “How have you been in the game for 80 years and don’t know how samples work?” Warren replied, “Because I don’t use them.”

Same thing: Twitter user TaylorBold added,

Same: Twitter user TaylorBold added, “In the same way you have 13 nominations and you don’t win,” along with a photo of 13 Academy Award nominations.

That began a brief exchange, with Warren joking, “But I have 13 more nominations than U” while another fan, J, added, “Exactly, the nominations. Always a bridesmaid, not the bride.”

Warren asked, “How many U do you have?” As J replied, “Same wins as you are, xoxo.”

Another recording artist, The-Dream, explained, “You mean how our (black) culture has a lot of writers, well it started because we couldn’t stand certain things at first, so we started sampling and it became an art form, a big part of black culture. (Hip-Hop) in America. If that era hadn’t happened, who knows. you are good?’

Nominations: This began a brief exchange, in which Warren joked,

Nominations: This began a brief exchange, with Warren joking, “But I have 13 more nominations than U” while another fan, J, added, “Exactly, the nominations. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.”

Wins: Warren asked,

Wins: Warren asked, “How much did the U get?” As J replied, “Same win as you are, xoxo”

Explain: Another recording artist, The-Dream, explained, ``You mean how our (black) culture has a lot of writers, well it started because we couldn't stand certain things at first, so we started sampling and it became an art form, part Much of the black culture (hip hop) in America.  If that era hadn't happened, who knows.  you are good?'

Explain: Another recording artist, The-Dream, explained, “You mean how our (black) culture has a lot of writers, well it started because we couldn’t stand certain things at first, so we started sampling and it became an art form, part Much of the black culture (hip hop) in America. If that era hadn’t happened, who knows. you are good?’

Warren replied: ‘I didn’t mean it as offensive or disrespectful. I didn’t know this, thank you for letting me know. I don’t have to be mean about it.

She also sent out a number of other tweets, including one where she called Twitter user ac**t because she called her “grandma” and another where she sent an emoji with her middle finger to someone who said she was 65, adding: “Cool U can number How many fingers do I hold?

Warren apparently admitted her argument hours later, tweeting: “Well, I meant no disrespect for beyonce, who I worked with and admired. I’m sorry for the misunderstanding.

Beyoncé herself hasn’t responded publicly to any of the tweets yet.

No offensive: Warren replied, 'I didn't mean that as offensive or disrespectful.  I didn't know this, thank you for letting me know.  I don't have to be mean about it

No offensive: Warren replied, ‘I didn’t mean that as offensive or disrespectful. I didn’t know this, thank you for letting me know. I don’t have to be mean about it.”

Count: I also sent out a number of other tweets, including one where I contacted a user on Twitter because she called it a

The Count: She also sent out a number of other tweets, including one where she called a Twitter user because she called her “Grandma” and another where she sent an emoji with her middle finger to someone who said she was 65, adding: “Awesome” you can count. How many fingers do I hold?

Sorry: Warren apparently admitted her argument hours later, tweeting: ``Well, I meant no disrespect for beyonce, who I worked with and admired.  I'm sorry for the misunderstanding

Sorry: Warren apparently admitted her argument hours later, tweeting: “Well, I meant no disrespect for beyonce, who I worked with and admired. I’m sorry for the misunderstanding

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