Bella Thorne's 'SFB' Producer Bighead SLAMS Bella: 'Music Is Not Her Thing'
"I think it should have been [us] bringing in f***ing writers and there’s no input on [Bella's] end." Bighead on the Beat says.
4 January 2021 by Fonticha Tran
on December 2, 2017 in Inglewood, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson
On January 2, Bighead on the Beat (Brenden Murray), the producer of Bella Thorne's song, 'SFB', speaks up about his experience working with Bella. However, none of it is positive.
In an interview with No Jumper, Bighead reveals that he had received nothing from working on Bella's song. Neither recognition as Bella didn't tag him, nor money.
The American record producer and songwriter admits that when he agreed to work with Bella, he had expected at least receive "something out of it".
I "Alex set it up. [...] I was like, that’s cool. Bella Thorne. You go in these situations thinking, 'maybe I’ll get [something out of it]'. Because you have to get something out of it, it’s your job."
Bighead clarifies that it could have been in the form of recognition, perhaps an Instagram tag. He adds that he didn't charge Bella at the outset because he was hoping to create "a good relationship" with her, and perhaps a shout out when the song is released.
I "So I get that I’m thinking, ‘Maybe something will come out of it. Maybe either recognition, Instagram tag, anything. Whatever it is."
I "You don’t want to go right in and saying, 'I’m going to charge [you] this much for a beat.' You just want to make music first or whatever."
I "And then hopefully, you guys have a good relationship. They shout you out when they drop. You figure it out after."
However, Bighead explains that things started to go wrong during the process of creating "SFB". According to him, Bella had insisted in giving her own input and using her own ideas as opposed to handing the creative control to more experienced people.
I "Music is not her thing. She does movies. Say, if we swapped roles, and I’m about to do a movie with her, and she’s helping me do that, I wouldn’t [give any] input. I would just listen to her and do what she said."
I "But when making music with her, she’s not listening to the writer, or kind of putting a lot of her input, which I don't think that will work out."
I "Fans, they’re not going to take it serious. I think it should have been [us] bringing in f***ing writers and there’s no input on your end."
I "You listen to writers, and we make the song. We’re going to let the musicians do it and then you just imitate what we’re doing. You’re the face."
Bighead continues to say that he believed Bella just wanted to do music as a "hobby".
I "I get that she’s doing movies and she’s Bella Thorne and making a living doing what she does. [But she's like,] ‘Hey, I could do music today. Let me try that as a hobby."
I "But this is my job. I have a baby to take care of. I have myself. We have a whole life, you know what I’m saying? So it’s not fun and games type thing."
By the time the song was finished, Bighead was disappointed with the final product. His opinion was that the song had "awkward vibes".
I "No one’s listening and it’s not taken seriously."
Still, he held onto the hope that Bella would give him a shoutout. Unfortunately, this did not happen.
I "And then I already hear the record not coming out how I expected it at all and I just was like, well, what’s going on?"
He continues to say:
I "So I’m like ok, it comes out and maybe we’ll get tagged. [Bella] didn’t tag us or anything."
Determined to get something back for his time, Bighead stated that he will be sending Bella a bill for the work he had put into the song.
I "So, it’s like now just charge them a s*** load of money for the beat."
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
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