Producer Boots, the mastermind behind Beyoncé's self-titled project three years ago, has revealed he's turned down working with a bevy of big name artists.
They include Beyoncé's peers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, as well as Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Frank Ocean, Madonna and more. Interesting. Some producers will agree to work with as many big names as possible. Makes sense right? Not only is the pay cheque rewarding, but their rep soars to the top making them more appealing to other artists and record labels. The bigger the appeal, the more opportunity and a flowing bank balance.
Boots doesn't quite look at it like that though. If he has no connection to the artist, he just won't work with you. He was a little known producer until Bey's self titled album 'Beyoncé' broke the Internet in late 2013 with its historic shock release. The only boots we knew of back then were Timberlands, and I'm sure the same would apply to the artists he turned down. While I find his admission inspiring (and intriguing), he needs to be careful. Industry bigwigs don't like working with people who spill behind the scenes tea. Anyway, I'll leave you with his full explanation below.
I scored a version of a Suicide Squad trailer earlier this year. it was dope but I had a feeling they were going to go pop music route— BOOTS (@B00TS) August 5, 2016
saw a cut of it & was asked to do score in film. after seeing it I decided it wasn't for me and politely declined. can't fuk wit deadpool— BOOTS (@B00TS) August 5, 2016
music biz is unpredictable & movie biz even moreso. the moral is money is cool but gut feelings are stronger and worth more. be real to u— BOOTS (@B00TS) August 5, 2016
Twitter is the new newsfeed.— BOOTS (@B00TS) August 5, 2016
Other projects I've turned down:
More projects I've turned down:— BOOTS (@B00TS) August 5, 2016
For every 20 no's there is a great big yes!
I only turned these down because I didn't connect to these artists or I didn't have time because I was in the midst of a project. No shade— BOOTS (@B00TS) August 5, 2016
Just showing a big name/big paycheck isn't everything. In the case with Frank, I wish it could've worked but was already committed to a proj— BOOTS (@B00TS) August 5, 2016
It has nothing to do with pride or not wanting to work. Just didn't connect. I'm holding out for @MissyElliott— BOOTS (@B00TS) August 5, 2016