Producer Bangladesh, who’s worked with Beyonce and Rihanna to Lil’ Wayne and Nicki Minaj, says he’s fallen victim to particular artists pressuring him to give up writer/producer credits, but not Britney.
He tells ThatGrapeJuice.net:
Man, that’s the game and that’s just how it is. You got to be a big artist when you can ask and demand something like that, but it happens. It’s not always a bad thing though because sometimes producers give beats away to no-name artists too (for no credit).
Then, sometimes if it’s an Usher or Beyonce type of act, you’re ok with giving it away because if they sing over your song, they’re going to bring great attention to it.
Producers don’t mind giving CERTAIN artist the credit. But, it’s mostly African Americans that do that kind of stuff. I hate to say it, but it’s true. I know people that have written for Britney Spears and different people that are in the pop world, and they don’t ask for that kind of stuff. Britney don’t ask for shit. If you wrote it, you just wrote it. She sings it and leaves.
Now let’s get Brit to the Bahamas with a pen and paper; it’d be a great time to reflect on Album 8.