Beyoncé Allegedly Running “#MeToo” Background Checks On “Renaissance” Collaborators: Report

It’s reported that this stems from her work with producer Detail years ago who has been accused of rape and sexual assault.

BYErika Marie
Beyoncé Allegedly Running “#MeToo” Background Checks On “Renaissance” Collaborators: Report

We're weeks away from receiving a new Beyoncé album so it comes as no surprise that rumors about the hitmaker have been flourishing. Beyoncé's "Break My Soul" has caused debates to erupt about House and Dance music, as well as sparked speculation regarding the sonic delivery of her forthcoming album, Renaissance. As her fans await more information and releases, the New York Post shared a report with claims that Bey and Co. are vetting collaborators in a specific way.

According to the outlet and their "sources," Beyoncé and her team are "reportedly running #MeToo checks on everyone involved in her new album."

The Post reported that at least two artists considered to be "high-profile" have already been rejected, although they didn't give names, or even hints, as to who those musicians could be. 

The decision to run these sorts of checks allegedly stems from Beyoncé's previous work with the producer Detail who co-wrote "Drunk in Love," the 2015 track that found Bey and husband JAy-Z once again joining forces in the studio. Detail, real name Noel Fisher, was later accused of sexual harassment, rape, abuse, and using his fame to coerce women. He has repeatedly denied the allegations against him.

Beyonce was devastated when she found out Detail, one of her past collaborators, was accused of rape and sexual assault,” the source told The Sun. “She stopped working with him and her team now run #MeToo checks on any potential collaborators. Two songs from high-profile artists have been rejected because of alleg­ations they are facing."

This information hasn't been confirmed by Beyoncé, but this source insists that the singer “wants to set an example that any abuse shouldn’t be normalized.”


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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.