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Beyoncé removes Kelis interpolation from Renaissance track ‘Energy’ amid controversy over credits

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Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Beyoncé has removed the interpolation of Kelis’ 2003 hit “Milkshake” from her Renaissance track “Energy” on Tidal and Apple, after the latter called out the musician for not giving due credits.

Beyoncé removes Kelis interpolation from Renaissance track 'Energy' amid controversy over credits

Beyoncé removes Kelis interpolation from Renaissance track ‘Energy’ amid controversy over credits

According to The Hollywood Reporter, while Kelis sang “Milkshake,” written by The Neptunes’ Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, only the production duo are credited as songwriters. The artist, upon hearing the song, aired her grievances via Instagram on Thursday via comments from her Bounty & Full business account.

After a Kelis Instagram fan page announced that “@Beyonce‘s RENAISSANCE album will include a @kelis sample on the song ‘Energy,’” alongside a mind-blown emoji, Kelis commented, “My mind is blown too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astounding.”

At the time, she noted that she found out about the interpolation “the same way everyone else did,” suggesting that she had not gotten a heads up beforehand, slamming people in the music business who have “no soul or integrity.” When another fan wrote in the comments section, “Thats a collab the world really needs,” Kelis replied, “It’s not a collab it’s theft.”

The original version of “Energy” interpolates the “la la la la” refrain that’s first heard around the 30-second mark on “Milkshake.” Despite being interpolated, Kelis was not credited as a writer of “Energy” because she is not officially a writer or producer of “Milkshake.” Her Neptunes collaborators, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, are officially listed as the composers and lyricists of “Milkshake,” and, therefore, are co-writers of the original “Energy.”

The artist made it clear that she’s not mad about the lift itself, but that “not only are we Black female artists in an industry where there’s not many of us,” pointing out that she and Bey have met, know each other and have mutual friends. “It’s not hard. She can contact, right?” Kelis said. “Energy” has now been updated on Tidal and Apple Music to remove the interpolation from the song altogether.

Also Read: Beyoncé to change a lyric in ‘Heated’ track from Renaissance album containing ableist slur after social media backlash


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