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Diana Gordon Dishes About Her Songwriting Duties on Lemonade, and That Beyonce Lyric


Mireya Acierto/Getty ImagesBorn Diana Gordon, the R&B singer-songwriter best known to fans as Wynter Gordon,  turned heads with her 2011 debut album, With the Music I Die. Now, she is receiving more attention and industry accolades as one of the songwriters for Beyoncé‘s critically acclaimed album, Lemonade. The artist wrote several tracks on the project, including Bey’s infamous “Sorry,” making her responsible for the lyric that sent the Beyhive buzzing, “He better call Becky with the good hair.” Gordon tells Entertainment Weekly her thoughts, as well as Beyoncé’s, about the reaction that the lyric had for listeners.

“I laughed, like this is so silly. Where are we living? I was like, ‘What day in age from that lyric do you get all of this information?’ Is it really telling you all that much, accusing people,” she says.

“I don’t think she expected it,” she says of Beyonce’s reaction. “I saw her at her Formation tour. But I didn’t say much about it at the time because I wanted to give her space. The idea started in my mind but it’s not mine anymore. When I played it for her, I was like, ‘This is one of my favorite songs.’ She was like, ‘This is my life.'”   

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