Beyonce has sampled Kelis’ song on her song “Energy” off her yet-to-be-released “Renaissance” album, and Keli isn’t cool with that. She’s talking a lot on Instagram and trashing Beyonce on Instagram. As expected, Queen Bee is mute and observing things!
According to Complex;
In a series of comments made from Kelis’ cooking account on Instagram, @bountyandfull, the singer shared her thoughts on her track “Get Along with You” showing up as a sample on “Energy.” Produced by the Neptunes, the original appeared on her 2000 album Kaleidoscope.
“My mind is blown too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astounding,” reads a comment from the @bountyandfull handle on a fanpage posting about the news. “I heard about this the same way everyone else did. Nothing is ever as it seems, some of the people in this business have no soul or integrity and they have everyone fooled.”
One fan commented, “Awesome…that’s a collab the world really needs.” Kelis replied, “It’s not a collab it’s theft.” In another response, she called the situation “ridiculous.”
When a user wrote “I always felt like Beyoncé really admire Kelis,” the singer said “admire is not the word.”
Kelis later took to her own Instagram account to address it all, writing, “I just heard the record everyone is saying has my sample. But it’s beyond this song at this point.”
Kelis continued in the second post’s caption, “This was a TRIGGER for me. ‘Milkshake’ alone is one of the most licensed records of our generation. I am a creator, I’m an innovator, I have done more then left my mark on an era of music and style that will go down in history. But there are bully’s and secrets and gangsters in this industry that smile and get away with it until someone says enough is enough. So I’m saying it today . I’m coming for what’s mine and I want reparations.”
The problem, if you aren’t aware, is that Kelis doesn’t own her own songs, Pharell does. So Beyonce just had to clear it with Pharell, and he is the one that gets paid. It appears Kelis’s anger is misplaced.
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