Songwriter Soundz, a.k.a Kenneth C. Coby, who has written hits for artists like Ciara and Trey Songz, claims Beyonce took publishing points for Usher's 2008 hit "Love In This Club Part II" when the superstar didn't write one word. According to RnBMusicBlog.com:
Mr Kenneth C. Coby went on to explain why starving writers accept to give up their rights to Beyonce for a good amount of money.
“Well, she promotes the record to the highest level. She’s the best in the game at promoting a record and when she does one of your records you’ll get a single, radio, commercials and movies. There are so many different types of money that comes with Beyonce when you do a record for her so it’s kind of like the price of admission – the price to get all the other aspects is that you have to pay a little bit.She’ll want a little publishing and that’s guaranteed; she’s going to ask for it and you’re going to give it to her; no ifs, ands or buts. She’s going to make that record the biggest hit in the world so give her that publishing. She’ll take about 20%.”So did B pay for a smash single or simply pull a jack move? You be the judge.