Beyonce apparently removed a sample of the 2003 Kelis song Milkshake from her song Energy, after Kelis criticized the sample.
The song Energy – from Beyonce’s latest album Renaissance, 40 – had revised versions on Tidal and Apple from Tuesday, according to Rolling Stone. At one point, a glitch occurred on Tidal, with only the isolated vocals and nearly two minutes of silence.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Energy’s version with the Kelis sample has remained the same on the Spotify version as of Tuesday.
The latest: Beyonce, 40, has removed a sample of the 2003 Kelis song Milkshake from her song Energy, after criticism from Kelis, 42, about the sample
Kelis’s 2003 hit was written by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo (formerly known as The Neptunes), who were both credited on the Beyonce track, although Kelis was not. Beyonce’s website indicated that the samples used on the track had been interpolated, altering the existing sound for a new song.
Kelis last week accused Beyoncé of “theft” because she allegedly used a sample of a song from her 2003 album Tasty on her new album without permission.
The performer, 42, didn’t hold back after discovering the… superstar, 40, used a short section of her song, Milkshake, on her upcoming song, Energy, along with the rest of the world.
After a fan account for the two-time Grammy nominee posted about the news, Kelis noted that she was shocked by the song and angry that she hadn’t been notified in advance.
Surprising: The Milkshake singer, 42, didn’t hold back after discovering that the superstar, 40, used a short section of her song Get Along With You on her upcoming song Energy, along with the rest of the world; seen in 2022
In shock: After a fan account for the two-time Grammy nominee posted about the news, Kelis noted that she was shocked by the song and angry that she hadn’t been notified in advance
“I am also stunned because the level of disrespect and total ignorance of all three parties involved is astonishing,” she said. “I heard about this the same way as everyone else. Nothing is ever what it seems, some people in this business have no soul or integrity and they have fooled everyone.”
Commenting that Beyoncé clearly admires her work, Kelis replied, “Admire isn’t the word.”
When another was excited about their collaboration, the mother of two, writing under her celebrity chef account @bountyandfull, claimed: “It’s not a collaboration, it’s theft.”
Kelis later took to Instagram and called the track Milkshake “one of the most licensed records of our generation.”
She added: ‘I am a creator, I am an innovator, I have done more than leave my mark on an era of music and style that will go down in history. But there are [bullies] and secrets and gangsters in this industry who smile and get away with it until someone says enough is enough. So I say it today. I’m coming for what’s mine and I want reparations. Peace.’
Previously, Kelis fans called out Beyoncé for “turning off” Ring the Alarm from Caught out There.
Beyonce’s upcoming record will be the seventh she has produced during her critically acclaimed career.
Kelis said: ‘My mind is also stunned because the level of disrespect and total ignorance of all three parties involved is astonishing’
Kelis had described the use of her work and process as ‘ridiculous’
She also wrote a lengthy statement shared on her Instagram account, noting that the recording process was thoroughly enjoyable.
Making this album gave me a place to dream and escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous at a time when little else was moving,” she said.
Beyonce added, “My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free from perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, let go, feel freedom. It was a nice voyage of discovery.’
She concluded by writing, ‘I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to let go of the wobble. haha! And to feel as unique, strong and sexy as you do.’
Making this album gave me a place to dream and escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous at a time when little else was moving,” Beyonce said.
Beyonce concluded by writing, “I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to let go of the wobble. haha! And to feel as unique, strong and sexy as you do.’
The artist’s new album consists of 16 songs and she collaborated with figures such as Nile Rodgers, Grace Jones and Drake during the recording process.
I am that girl
break my soul
Plastic from the sofa
All in your head
America has a problem
Renaissance’s lead single, Break My Soul, was previously released to the public on June 20.
The hitmaker teamed up with several artists, including Big Freedia and her husband, Jay-Z, to produce the song.
The song has since received critical acclaim from many music critics.
Beyonce initially teased that she was working on new music during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar last August.
During the sit-down with the media outlet, the Drunk In Love singer said her recording process had been particularly tough.
‘I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half now. Sometimes it takes me a year to personally search through thousands of sounds to find the right kick or snare,” she said.
Beyonce then confirmed that she still loved making music and that she was happy to be working on new material.
She said: ‘After 31 years it feels just as exciting as when I was nine years old. Yes, the music is coming!’
The long-awaited record, which was scheduled to be released at midnight on Thursday, can be found online and CDs are already being sold in Europe, according to Variety.
The album was leaked on Wednesday.
A taste: Renaissance’s first single, Break My Soul, was released to the public earlier on June 20
The latest: Beyonce took to social media last month to share another teaser for her upcoming album release