Solange Knowles and Dev Hynes made quite a team. Together they crafted one of the best songs of 2012 — the sublime “Losing You” — and produced the stellar True EP. As such, it’s kind of depressing to see them beefing on Twitter over who contributed what to their collaborations.
It seems the talented duo first fell out when critics directed too much attention to Dev’s arrangements and productions. Solange asserted that she wrote or co-wrote every song and felt being relegated to vocal muse status was sexist. Things reached breaking point when the producer told Fader magazine that he wrote “Losing You” and “Bad Girls” before he even met Solange.
What followed was a passive aggressive Twitter beef that shone no light on the matter. Dev accused Solange of taking shots at him and going behind his back. He finished by declaring “It’s over. We’re done. Bye”. The younger Knowles sister responded by praising her collaborator’s talent but questioned his honesty. See their tweets after the jump.
The shot at Jay Z feels unnecessary. What do you make of the pair’s Twitter beef? Let us know in the comments below.