Following criticism from Kelis over the sample, Beyonce reportedly erased a portion of the 2003 Kelis song Milkshake from her song Energy.
According to Rolling Stone, updated versions of the song Energy from Beyonce’s most recent album Renaissance were available on Tidal and Apple as of Tuesday. A glitch happened at one point.
The version of Energy with the Kelis sample was still available on Spotify as of Tuesday, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo (formerly known as The Neptunes), who both received credit for the Beyonce song but not for the 2003 smash by Kelis, wrote the song. The samples used on the music were interpolated, changing the original sound for a new song, according to Beyonce’s website.
Last week, Kelis accused Beyonce of “stealing” for reportedly borrowing a track from her 2003 album Tasty without her consent on her new album.
After learning that the celebrity, 40, had included a brief passage from the performer’s song, Milkshake, on her upcoming hit, Energy, along with the rest of the globe, the 42-year-old artist didn’t hold back.
‘My mind is blown too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance all 3 parties involved is astounding,’ she said. ‘I heard about this the same way everyone else did. Nothing is ever as it seems, some of the people in this business have no soul or integrity and they have everyone fooled.’
Kelis responded, “Admire is not the word,” to one remark that Beyonce obviously admires her work. She added, “It’s not a collab, it’s theft,” in another comment. Earlier posts can be found here and here.
Later, Kelis referred to the song Milkshake as “one of the most licensed records of our generation” on Instagram.
She added: ‘I am a creator , I’m an innovator, I have done more then 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. Peace.’
The upcoming album by Beyonce will be her seventh overall in her widely acclaimed career.