Sometimes it isn’t necessary to spill the tea, even if fans are thirsty for a sip. So, don’t ask Terius “The-Dream” Nash to reveal who wrote what for the Megan Thee Stallion “Savage” remix featuring Beyoncé. Some things are better left unsaid.
The “radiokilla” is one of nine songwriters credited on the track, including Megan, Bey and her hubby Jay Z, the Associated Press reports.
“It’s not for me to say the breakdown of how a thing is done,” the Grammy winner told the AP. “That’s like, ‘Hey, we just did a magic trick and then let me come and tell you how the magic trick went—you ruined the magic trick.”
Just know that Dream was happy to lend his pen game to the collabo for the Texas titans. And the singer/songwriter’s writing skills have blessed everyone from Ciara to Kelly Rowland to Rihanna to Yoncé, so he’s not at the point in his career where he’s running his mouth to divulge studio secrets.
The “Savage” remix was an instant hit, shooting to No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Dream did say that he felt a kinship with Megan since they both lost their mothers. The-Dream’s mother passed away when he was 15 and Megan’s mom died from a brain tumor last year.
“It’s just one of those things where you gravitate toward artists that we feel like… [you] have something to say. And it was the mother thing that kind of got me with her. That was the connection,” Dream said. “I understood what that was, you know, kind of reading and getting a read of just her life.”
Aside from making music for others and himself (he dropped SXTP4 last month), Dream added the role of student to his list of achievements. He’s studying luxury fashion at Georgia’s Savannah College of Art and Design.
He’s well connected so friends could’ve easily slid him a Creative Director gig for his résumé, but he doesn’t like “handouts,” he said, and he respects folks plugging away at their craft.
“I just wanted to get in the line that everybody else had to get into so they understood my real passion about it,” Dream said.