According to Will.i.am, the remix EP for Beyoncé’s song “Break My Soul” was inspired by him. Beyoncé released a four-track EP earlier this year that included remixes of the song “Renaissance” by artists including Honey Dijon, Terry Hunter, and Nita Aviance.
However, according to will.i.am, nothing would have occurred without him. He remarked in a Metro interview: “I was in France and her song (‘Break My Soul’) came out and I’m like, ‘I wish the beat did this.’ So I called my collab partner and we did it remotely on FYI, a collaboration tool.”
Then, The Black-Eyed Peas vocalist asserted: “they weren’t thinking about remixes until I sent it.”
“They put out a remix EP and my song’s first one on it – and I inspired it. I can’t find the word for it – it’s like Santa Claus is real, man!” He went on.
Dijon thanked Beyoncé for sharing the song “Break My Soul” on Instagram after its release: “Chicago house music roots” and applauded ‘Renaissance’’s broader showcase of “black queer and trans culture. I am honored, humbled, delirious with joy, and proud.”
Beyoncé and Madonna collaborated on the “The Queens” remix of “Break My Soul,” which incorporates the 1990 Madonna hit “Vogue” and pays homage to legendary Black female performers like Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross as well as legendary ballroom venues like the House of Aviance and the House of Xtravaganza.