AceShowbiz - Beyonce Knowles seemingly wants no drama with Kelis. Having been slammed by the latter for using her sample for "Energy" off "Renaissance", the 28-time Grammy winner decided to remove the "Milkshake" sample from her new track.
The controversial sampling has been erased from Apple Music and Tidal, according to Rolling Stone. However, BuzzFeed reported that the sample is still included in the lyric video of the song that was dropped on YouTube on July 28.
This arrived after Kelis dissed Beyonce in an Instagram comment while reacting to an article about the matter. "My mind is blown too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astounding. I heard about this the same way everyone else did," she first argued.
Not done getting things off her chest, the ex-wife of Nas fumed in an Instagram video, "The definition of collaboration means that we are working together." She continued, "There's no working together if you are not even checking to see if everything's cool. That's a problem."
Meanwhile, in the caption, Kelis wrote, "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 then noted, "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."
Kelis also called out Pharrell Williams, who wrote and produced "Milkshake" with his The Neptunes producing partner Chad Hugo. She labeled him "very petty" for not reaching out to her after an interpolation of her smash single. Kelis later added, "I have the right to be frustrated. Why? Because no one had the human decency to call and be like, 'Yo, would like to use your record.' "