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Kelis Is NOT Happy With Beyoncé & Pharrell Williams For Sampling Song Without Permission

Written by on July 29, 2022

It didn’t take long after Beyoncé’s new album Renaissance to drop, to get a reaction. Kelis has accused Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams of sampling one of her songs without permission. Kelis took to Instagram to react to the news that one of the tracks on the record, titled Energy, samples her song Get Along with You from her 1999 album Kaleidoscope.

In a fiery post, Kelis claimed that she wasn’t contacted by Beyoncé or producer Pharrell about the sample.

“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,” she wrote. “I am a creator, I’m an innovator, I have done more then (sic) left my mark on an era of music and style that will go down in history. But there are bully’s (sic) 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. Peace.”

“The reality is that my real beef is not ONLY with Beyoncé because, at the end of the day, she sampled a record, she’s copied me before. She’s done this before, so have many other artists. It’s fine, I don’t care about that,” she declared in a video. “The issue is that not only are we female artists, O.K., Black female artists in an industry (where) there’s not that many of us. We’ve met each other, we know each other, we have mutual friends. It’s not hard. She can contact (me), right?”

“Pharrell knows better. This is a direct hit at me. He does this all the time, it’s very petty. Pharrell and Chad Hugo are credited as songwriters on Energy. Click Here To Read More.

Source: MSN

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