Mark Ronson ‘confused’ as Amy Winehouse says he took credit for top album
Producer and musician Mark Ronson has said that he was “confused” by an Amy Winehouse internet rant in which she accused him of cashing in on her success.
The singer posted a message on her Twitter account in which she wrote “Ronson you're dead to me” and suggested he had tried to take “half the credit” for her Back To Black album.
But Ronson — who was at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast this week for MTV Presents... — said yesterday he had always been open and upfront about the effect working with her has had on his career.
In an interview with BBC Breakfast, he said he had been “surprised” by her comments.
Winehouse wrote: “Ronson you're dead to me; one album I write an you take half the credit — make a career out of it? Don't think so.”
It is thought Winehouse's comments may have been provoked by Ronson's appearance on a music show, in which he suggested she had come along with only basic acoustic songs and he would “dream up the rhythm arrangement and the track around it”.
Asked by presenter Sian Williams what had prompted the comments, Ronson said: “I'm not really sure. I was quite surprised because I've always been really candid about saying that Amy is the reason I am on the map.”
However, Winehouse seemed to have had a change of heart with a later Twitter message saying: “Ronson I love you; that make it better?”