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Beyonce says industry ‘gatekeepers’ aren’t happy with her genre experiments

Bang Showbiz | Los Angeles

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Beyoncé has declared “music industry gatekeepers” aren’t happy with her experimenting with different genres. The 42-year-old has gone from R and B sensation to having astonishing success with her country album ‘Cowboy Carter’  with the ‘Texas Hold Em’ singer reaching the top of Billboard’s Hot country songs chart  but she has now spoken out about how she believes executives in her business don’t like the “bending” of musical forms.

She told The Hollywood Reporter: “The music industry gatekeepers are not happy about the idea of bending genres, especially coming from a Black artist and definitely not a woman.” Beyoncé became the first black woman to reach the top of Billboard’s Hot country songs chart since its 1964 inception, while ‘Cowboy Carter’ also topped the all-genres Billboard 200, making it the singer’s eighth No 1 album. But Beyoncé insisted she no longer looks at “charts and sales” for motivation when making music, and that paving the way for other black country singers is what now drives her.

Referring to how her ‘Texas Hold ‘ Em ’ hit dipped to the No2 spot on the country chart only after Shaboozey, 29, released ‘A Bar Song (Typsy)’ two week slater, she said: “When you are breaking down barriers, not everyone is ready and open for a shift. “But when I see Shaboozey tearing the charts up and all the beautiful female country singers flying to new heights, inspiring the world, that is exactly what motivates me. “There was a time in my life when charts and sales excited and motivated me. Once yo u h ave challenged your - selfand poured every ounce of your life, your pain , your growth and your dreams into your art, it’s impossible to go backward.