Changes keep coming. After it was revealed that Beyoncé was changing up some offensive lyrics after the backlash, it seems she also made some changes to her track “Energy” on her recently released album, “Energy”, Renaissance.
Beyoncé has reportedly removed a sample interpolation of Kelis’ song “Milkshake” from her song “Energy” after Kelis called her “stealing”. Hollywood Reporter. The sample appears to have been removed from tracks available on Tidal and Apple.
While Kelis famously sang “Milkshake”, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes were credited as writers on the track, and only included him as credited writers on “Energy”. When RenaissanceThe first leaked two days before it was officially released, with Kelis tearing up Beyoncé, Williams and Hugo for using the uncontacted sample.
Kelis shared his stance about the use of swatches via his company page Bounty & Full by commenting on the fan account’s post on Instagram.
“My mind is also blown because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astonishing,” wrote Kelis. “I heard about it the same way everyone did. Nothing is as it seems, some people in this business have no soul or integrity and have fooled everyone.”
In another comment, Kelis wrote, “It’s not a collab it’s a steal.”
Kelis took to her personal Instagram to address the issue, where she claimed this isn’t the first time Bey has “copied” her.
“So, here’s the first thing,” the 42-year-old singer began. “Number one, that’s why I’m a human that’s why I get annoyed and teased. I’m an artist, so I’m just like Erica said ‘I’m sensitive about my s**t.’ The real beef isn’t just with Beyoncé because at the end of the day, she sampled a record, she’s copied me before, so there are so many other artists, it’s okay, I don’t care.”
She continued, “The point is, not only are we female actors, right? Black female actors in an industry where there aren’t many of us. We’ve met each other, we know each other, We have mutual friends. It’s not hard. She can make contact, right? Ashniko, who’s what, 20? She’s a young blonde girl, she reaches out when she looks weird, it’s just normal decency It’s normal decency. Especially because, as many of you pointed out – I know what I have and what I don’t. I know the lies that are told. I also know the things stolen. Publications It was stolen, people were swindled of rights. It happens all the time, especially at the time. So, it’s not about me being mad about Beyoncé.”
Kelis said that Bey was just “an issue”, adding that she wished Beyoncé had just reached out to her if she wanted to sample the song.
She then diverted the conversation to Williams and Hugo, calling the alleged sample of her song on “Energy” a straight hit.
“Farrell knows better. It’s a direct hit on me,” Kelis said. “He does this thing all the time. It’s so short… The reason I’m annoyed is because I know it was on purpose,” she continued. “It’s not something like ‘Oh, they were in the studio,’ no. No, it was a direct hit on purpose, which is too passive-aggressive. It’s too short. It’s too stupid.”
ET reached out to reps for both Beyoncé and Kelis for comment.
This is the second change on the already released album after Beyoncé changed some of the lyrics in her song “Heated” in the wake of backlash from the disabled community over the use of the word “Spaz”.
In the song “Heated”, Beyoncé sings, “Spazin’ that a**, Spaz on that a**”, which has been labeled as able-bodied by members of the disabled community.
On Monday, author and disability advocate Hannah Devine — who has cerebral palsy — wrote a piece GuardianDrawing attention to the lyrics of the song.
“Beyoncé’s commitment to storytelling both musically and visually is unparalleled, as is her power that the world is focusing on the narratives, struggles, and finely lived experience of being a black woman — a world that I can only associate with a colleague.” I can understand the form, and no desire to overshadow,” writes Divine.
She adds, “But this is not an excuse for her to use competent language – language that is often used and all too often ignored. Language you can be sure I will never neglect , no matter who it comes from or whatever the circumstances are.”
“Words not used in a deliberately harmful manner will be changed,” a Beyoncé representative told ET on Monday.
Renaissance, released last week, Beyoncé’s seventh studio album.
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