She’s an accomplished singer-songwriter who has won awards most artists have only dreamed of, but that hasn’t stopped Diane Warren from learning something new on Twitter. Warren is responsible for delivering some of the world’s most beloved tracks, including songs with Celine Dion, Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, Xscape, TLC, Keyshia Cole, Patti LaBelle, Cher, Brandy, El DeBarge, Chaka Khan, Monica, Ginuwine and Ciara. Even with dozens upon dozens of artists listed as collaborators and decades of industry experience under her belt, Warren took to Twitter to wonder why Beyoncé had so many writers listed on her song – 24 , to be exact.

“It’s not meant to be shadow, I’m just curious,” she said, seemingly oblivious to writing sampled music credits. The inquiry prompted a response from The-Dream which not only credits Bey’s latest hit project Renaissance but also on several of his other albums.

The successful, award-winning songwriter has a long-time collaboration with Beyoncé and is one of her go-to musicians to work with when developing a new project. Dream, who knows Warren, decided to answer her question with a history lesson.

“You mean how does our (black) culture have so many writers,” he said. “Well, it started because we couldn’t afford certain things initially, so we started sampling and it became an art form, a big part of black (hip hop) culture in America. If that time hadn’t arrived, who knows. Are you okay?”

Warren sensed an attitude and replied, “I didn’t mean that as an attack or disrespect. I didn’t know that, thanks for letting me know. No need to be mean about it. ” Dream chimed in with one last thought.

“By the way, I know this isn’t a one-on-one writing contest you’re not looking for anyone here… you don’t want that smoke And you know I love you, but Stop acting like your records ain’t sampled [eyeballs emoji][crying laughing emoji][rocket emoji].”

Warren has since become the target of devoted Beyoncé fans and has come back with an apology. Check it out below.