Rae Sremmurd Covers The FADER; Talks Beyoncé, Ghostwriting

Look alive! Rae Sremmurd graces the cover of The FADER.

The brothers of Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi go shirtless for the magazine’s Summer Music issue, appearing side-by-side in front of a purple backdrop.

In the article, Swae Lee opened up about what it was like to write the hook for Beyoncé’s “Formation.” “When I made that Beyoncé hook I was thinking nothing about it,” he said. “I make a lot of songs, so I’m just thinking that this is another song. A couple months later, Mike [WiLL Made-It] tells me that Beyoncé wants it. I couldn’t imagine!

“I come in the studio,” he added. “And she’s just like, a goddess or something. Just sitting there. This good aura. They played it for me and I’m like, It’s a new Beyoncé. She put her own twist on it. She has so much sauce on that song, it blew me away … She freaked it.”

The duo also spoke about Hot 97 DJ Ebro Darden, who accused them of having ghostwriters. “It’s such a false statement,” said Swae. “Where’d it come from? You pulled it out your ass. If you want to know who wrote my shit, go to my album credits.”

Rae Sremmurd is putting the finishing touches on its sophomore album SremmLife 2. Due in July, the project is set to feature Lil Jon and Juicy J.

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