Even though her song is no longer a part of Beyoncé Renaissance album, Kelis still had a few more things to say about it. After Kelis’ public complaints that Bay dropped Kelis’ signature 2003 hit “Milkshake” from “Heated”, which was not properly credited, the fight was over.
But on Wednesday (August 3), when Kelis posted a series of photos of her new outfit to Instagram, with the message, “Born in the heat of summer. I am my own validation. To all my beautiful Augusts, Good morning,” after a series of self-care emoji, things heated up again.
While Beyoncé deleted the interpolation this week without comment, Beyhive had a lot to say, with supporters of “Yonce” diving into the comments on Kelis’ post to tell the singer that they were a dust-up. How do you feel about ,@Kelis Now back to the ghetto, off you go! Bey took away that sample and you won’t get any checks anymore. Now keep the queens out ya mouf!” one heated response read, while another commented, “You happy girl? Now you’re irrelevant again.”
The unkind words prompted one commenter to suggest that Beyoncé’s followers are “sad and gloomy,” which prompted a very candid reply from Kelis: “They’re a joke.” And when someone else called Bey’s devoted fans “straight crazy” and said “I’ve never seen people work so hard for someone they never met or knew in person,” Kelis replied, “This But the creed is written.”
The insults included a commenter who called Kelis a “cry baby” and wondered if she was happy now that the derogatory “la la la la” bit was removed, with Kelis responding, “Yes I really am. Lol.” Nobody cried.”
When a commenter misjudged her age – they claimed she was 57, in fact, she turned 42 on August 21 – Kelis said, “Well if I’m 57 I look incredible. And your dumb A- should be more concerned with why I look so amazing instead of being such a pathetic sheep. Never one to hold his tongue, Kelis — who also responded kindly to fans who admired him — wrote , “Lol yes, I said what needs to be said. #iwin,” followed a BeyHiver that “Beyoncé just got it right. cut you off. No more drama.”
there was a lot about back and forth Renaissance Tracks and Controversy, which was closed after the album’s release last week. The “milkshake” bit was credited in the liner notes to Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of the Neptunes production team, who were credited as writers and producers for the original Kelis album track.
Although Kelis is only credited as the vocalist of that song, she took shots at her former colleagues in a series of Instagram videos, in which she said, “The reality is that my real beef isn’t just with Beyoncé, because Days on end, he sampled a record, he’s copied me before. He’s done that before, so have so many other artists. It’s okay, I don’t care.”
Mostly, it seemed, Kelis was annoyed that Bey, or his team, didn’t reach out to tell him about the interpolation, especially since, “We’ve met each other, we’ve met each other. You know, we have mutual friends. It’s not difficult. She can make contact, right?” But his real anger was at Williams and Hugo, whom he has often claimed to have “stole” the publication on a track they worked together early in their careers.
And it wasn’t the first time Kelis has called out his former colleagues, who started 1999 kaleidoscope and of 2003 wonderland, which contained “milkshake”. Being “lied and tricked” into signing contracts based on “what I was told”, Kellis reported. Guardian in 2020 that she doesn’t earn any money from her debut or Wonderland.
talking to Board day after RenaissanceAs of release, a copyright expert stated that Kelis has no legal status as she is not credited as a songwriter on the track, meaning she will not co-own the publication’s copyright and thus must not approve or shall have the right to refuse its use on Bey’s track.
“To bring a copyright claim, you must have a copyright,” said Joseph Fishman, a professor at Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville and a national expert in music law. Board, “If Kelis doesn’t have the copyright on the song, he has no claim.”
Spokespersons for Kelis, Beyoncé and Williams haven’t returned multiple requests from Board For comment on the controversy.
See Kelis’ post below.
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