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Kelis responds to Beyoncé removing ‘Milkshake’ interpolation sample: ‘I won’

Kelis has acknowledged Beyoncé’s removal of the “Milkshake” interpolation in new song “Energy”.Beyoncé removed Kelis’ sample from her new album Renaissance earlier this week, after Kelis claimed she was sampled on the “Break My Soul” singer’s new album without permission.As a result, Kelis’s Instagram has become filled with comments and critique from Beyoncé fans, some of which she has responded to.Replying to a comment on an unrelated post, Kelis said that she was happy that the sample had been removed.“You happy Beyoncé took the sample off?? Cry baby,” commented one user. “Yes I am actually. lol nobody cried,” Kelis...
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Kelis Calls Beyoncé Fans ‘A Joke’ While Reacting To The ‘Renaissance’ Sample Being Removed: ‘I Won’

Beyoncé has herself a hit with Renaissance, but that didn’t stop her from making changes to the new album shortly after its release: She vowed to alter the lyric of “Heated” following backlash over an ableist slur, and after getting called out by Kelis, she removed a sample of Kelis’ “Milkshake” from “Energy.” Now that Kelis has gotten her way, she offered a reaction and she’s pretty pleased.
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Beyoncé removes Kelis’ sample from ‘Renaissance’ song ‘Energy’

Beyoncé subtly removed her sample of Kelis’ “Milkshake” from her new song “Energy” after the latter publicly accused her of “theft.” The sampled beat no longer appears on Queen Bey’s “Renaissance” album on streaming services, and Kelis’ name also has been wiped from the credits list. A rep for Beyoncé didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment. Kelis has yet to publicly acknowledge the edit. The change was made just days after Kelis, 42, called out music industry people for having “no soul or integrity” in how they treated her. “My mind is blown too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of...
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Beyoncé Removes Kelis’ ‘Milkshake’ Sample From ‘Energy’ on Spotify

Click here to read the full article. Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” has undergone a few post-release cosmetic changes. On Wednesday morning, Variety editors confirmed that Kelis’ “Milkshake” sample can no longer be heard on the track on Spotify — although the sample still remains on Apple Music. Given that many fans on social media expressed confusion as to what the sample actually was, popular TikTok music producer Jarred Jermaine broke it down in a recent post: @jarredjermaine This is the sample (interpolation) in Beyonce “Energy” off her album ‘Renaissance’ that uses Kelis “Milkshake” produced by Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo. It isn’t from...
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Why the Beyoncé/Kelis controversy is more complicated than it seems

While fans have been rejoicing to have a new Beyoncé record with the July 29 release of her long-awaited Renaissance, the album’s entrance into the world hasn’t been entirely a smooth one. The record of course lives up to the hype, it’s Beyoncé after all — but in just a week of its life in the ether two changes have already had to be made. Fans woke up Wednesday morning to a Renaissance 1.2 download on Spotify in which the interpolation of Kelis’ 2003 hit “Milkshake” was removed from the song “Energy,” although it can still be heard on the track on Apple Music.
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Beyoncé removes Kelis sample and ableist slur on Renaissance

Beyoncé has updated her latest album, Renaissance, in response to criticism from fans and the pop star Kelis. The song Heated has received a lyrical update, removing a slur that is often used to demean people with spastic cerebral palsy. In place of the so-called "s-word", Beyoncé now sings...
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Beyoncé Removes Interpolation of “Milkshake” From Song “Energy” And Kelis’ Name From The Credits

Only Queen Bey can shut it all the way down, without saying a word. Beyoncé removed the interpolation of “Milkshake” from her new song “Energy” after Kelis went in on the singer on social media for featuring the snippets of the song, on ‘Energy’ one of the songs in her newly released album “Renaissance,” proclaiming it an “act of thievery,” going on social media on a rant saying “I just heard the record everyone is saying has my sample. But it’s beyond this song at this point. This was a TRIGGER for me. ‘Milkshake’ alone is one of the most licensed records of our generation. I am a creator, I’m an innovator, I have done more than left 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 that smile and get away with it until someone says enough is enough. So I’m saying it today. I’m coming for what’s mine and I want reparations.” On the original version of “Energy,” near the song’s end, Beyoncé sang a variation of the “La-la, la-la, la” that Kelis made famous on “Milkshake” Now, Tidal and Apple have removed the interpolation of the song that appears on ‘Energy’ It’s unclear when other streaming services will update the track on their platforms.
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