Whew! Beyoncé’s new album isn’t even here yet but it’s already shaking the table! Bey recently released a list of artists who will be sampled on ‘Renaissance,’ and it looks like Kelis isn’t here for it. Apparently, Kelis is being sampled on a track called ‘Energy,’ and claims she wasn’t notified about it.
An Instagram fan page posted about the sample, to which the ‘Milkshake’ singer replied with a message about disrespect.
My mind is blown too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astounding. 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.”
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While Kelis didn’t directly name Beyoncé in the comment, it seems like she’s calling out the artist, and the producers involved in the project, for not making her aware of the sample.
As the comment started making its rounds on social media, users on Black Twitter started sharing their opinions on the topic! While some fans were confused about Kelis’ anger, others stood by her.
Beyoncé could of left Kelis name off it. Instead, Bey put Kelis’s name on the list of sample credits. Some hoes don’t deserve nice things. Kelis doesn’t own her masters. FACTS. Kelis needs 2 take up her misplaced anger with her former label. #Renaissance is coming, Kelis is a…. pic.twitter.com/fuzf5ewllS
— 𝔼𝕤𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕂𝕟𝕠𝕨𝕝𝕖𝕤 (@AVeryPettyBitch) July 28, 2022
Pharrell watching Kelis fans and Beyoncé fans argue about him clearing her sample. pic.twitter.com/BwRUYzirpL
— 👟 (@dirtywhiteups) July 28, 2022
Folks are gaslighting Kelis & trying to invalidate her feelings. But any person would be upset to see their work as an artist constantly being stolen or not receiving credit. Like, yeah, The Neptunes owns her masters. But that’s the whole point. They exploited & stole from her.
— Bella Goth (@HotCommieGal) July 28, 2022
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