Kelis has more to say about sampling on Beyoncé Renaissance album. Bay and the Neptunes accused her of failure to secure permission to sample the 1999 song “Get Along With You” after venting her anger about what she claimed. Renaissance The track “Energy,” the “Milkshake” star took an in-depth look at why she feels despised in a series of videos she posted on Thursday night (July 28).
“I’m an artist, so am I as Erica” [Badu] Said ‘I’m sensitive about my s-‘, Kelis said. “The reality is, my 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, that’s okay, I don’t care. Is. “
Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes wrote “Get Along With You”, which Kelis sang on her 1999 debut album, kaleidoscope, are credited as songwriters only because of the production. before the official release of RenaissanceA Kelis Instagram fan page noted the sample, with Kelis commenting, “My mind is also blown because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3rd parties involved is astonishing.”
At the time, she noted that she came to know about the sample “in the same way everyone else did,” suggesting that she had not previously raised the head that people in the music business have “no soul or integrity”. .
In Thursday’s video, Kelis clarified that she’s not crazy about the sample, but that “not only are we black female actors in an industry where there aren’t many of us,” pointing out that she And they have met, know each other and are mutual friends. “It’s not difficult. She can make contact, right?” Kelis said, noting that the 20-year-old singer Ashnikko sampled Kelis’ “Cout Out There” in her 2021 song “Deal With It.”
“She’s a young white girl, she reaches out when it gets weird… It’s just normal decency. It’s normal decency,” Kelis said. “Especially because, as so many of you pointed out … I know what I have and what I don’t. I know the lies that were told. I know the things that have been stolen. Publications were stolen, people were duped of rights. It happens all the time, especially then. So, it’s not about me being mad about Beyoncé.”
Although she called it “stupid and disrespectful” to Beyoncé, reportedly not giving the sample, Kelis specifically called out Grammy-winning producer/rapper and Neptunes co-founder Pharrell, who said she “knows better.” It’s a direct hit on me,” he claimed. “He does this stuff all the time. It’s so petty.” At press time, spokespersons for Williams and Beyoncé did not return requests for comment on Kelis’ claims. She claimed, “I have a right to be disappointed because no one had the human decency to call, ” she claimed.
In fact, she suspects that the sample was “a direct hit on purpose… a direct hit” performed in a “passive aggressive” fashion that is “too short… too stupid”. Speaking to the Beehive, she made it clear that it’s not about her being jealous of Bey—who sampled her song, but only about common courtesy and nods to another artist.
Thursday’s comments aren’t the first time Kelis has called out his former collaborators The Neptunes, who produced kaleidoscope, Being “lied and tricked” into signing contracts based on “what I was told”, Kellis reported. Guardian in 2020 that she doesn’t make any money from her debut or sophomore album, Wonderland.
“I was told we were going to split 33/33/33 all over, which we didn’t,” Kelis told the outlet. “their argument” [from The Neptunes and their team] is, ‘Okay, you signed it.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I signed what I said, and I was too young and too stupid to double-check it.'”
The first video that Kelis posted on Thursday was captioned “I said what I said, because it is true. You don’t have to like or agree to it. Facts are facts. If you are a sheep keep turning it this convo will be over your head. I didn’t ask for it, but I’m not afraid of it either.”
In a second video posted on Thursday, she re-emphasized that the issue was not with Beyoncé, but about “hypocrisy” and the music industry “nonsense”, specifically calling out Williams once again. What she said was allegedly inappropriate business and songwriting practices when they work together. “No, it’s not a collaboration, it’s stealth,” she said sternly about the “energy” in the clip, pointing out that she would “never” sample another artist’s work without asking them first.
,I just heard the record everyone is saying I have my sample. But it goes beyond this song at the moment. It was a trigger for me,” she captioned the second video. ,The milkshake alone is one of the most licensed records of our generation. I’m a creator, I’m an innovator, I’ve done so much more and left my mark on an era of music and style that will go down in history. But there’s bullying and secrets and gangsters in this industry who smile and get away with it until someone says that’s enough. That’s why I’m saying today. I am coming for myself and I want compensation. peace.”
At press time it did not appear that Williams or Beyonce had publicly responded to Kelis’ statements.
Watch Kelis’ video below.
Do not put your faith in this news source or website. You never know…
Reference from www.billboard.com