‘Girl Meets World’ Star Sabrina Carpenter Talks Working With Meghan Trainor And Beyoncé’s Decision To Pass On ‘All About That Bass’

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Beyoncé may have famously passed on a Meghan Trainor track, but Girl Meets World star Sabrina Carpenter wasn’t about to make the same mistake.

The 15-year-old actress worked with the singer-songwriter on “Can’t Blame a Girl For Trying,” the first single off her debut album, which was released earlier this year. Carpenter told People’s Choice that she didn’t pass on the song because it related to her, but that’s not to say she doesn’t understand Bey’s decision.

“It’s always what feels right to somebody personally,” said Carpenter. “If it feels right to me, then I probably won’t pass on it.”


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In October, Trainor told EW that Beyoncé was one of many artists to pass on the now-hit single, "All About That Bass." The revelation quickly made headlines.

"We pitched it as songwriters, and no one wanted it," Trainor told EW about the single. "The only one who liked it, I think, was a person on Beyoncé’s team."

Trainor went on to explain that the song likely just didn't work for Beyoncé, who ultimately decided not to include it on her album. The singer later clarified that Bey — like many of the other artists she pitched — probably didn't even know it existed.

"I’ll bet some of them didn’t even know the song was being pitched to them. Some artists get thousands of songs pitched and they never know, so Beyoncé herself probably never heard it. Most of these other artists’ A&R teams said they couldn’t do anything with the song because they didn’t have [the right] artist. That was the problem – there weren’t any singers at the time [who fit the song]. Adele was the only one, but she wasn’t rapping and singing sassy songs with swears in them. But I’m down – I get all the performing royalties!" she told The Guardian.

Carpenter offered up her own theory as to why Bey passed on the song: "Maybe it didn't relate to Beyoncé."


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