TARIK LAWRENCE /  Gossip & News   /   Jul 29th, 2022   /   0 COMMENTS

Kelis has been off the radar for a minute enjoying life off the radar but now has an issue with Beyonce allegedly sampling one of her songs. Kelis had a single called "Get Along with you" which Kelis is claiming Pharrell sampled for a new Beyoncé song “Energy” out of spite. Her relationship with the Neptunes producer has not been good and she went on Instagram to explain why she’s so frustrated by the situation in two separate videos.

“This is really not about Beyoncé,” she said. "I said what I said. So, still all facts. There’s a lot of hypocrisy and a lot of nonsense. So we’ve got Pharrell who did an interview I think last year talking about artists' rights and how people should be able to rework their deals and artists should be getting credit for what they’ve done and all this stuff. “When in reality, when I was signed to him, I had the same manager that he had and he has writing credits on my records, all my singles, and he never wrote a song, a lyric a day in his life. And yeah, that’s a problem.”

“Then we have Beyoncé, who like I said, out of human decency and artistry and females — just all of the stuff she sings about, empowerment and stuff. I don’t talk about it, I am about it, OK? So the reality is all this female empowerment and stuff, it only counts if you really do it, if you’re really living it and walking the walk.” 
I’d be happy too if I was stealing folks' publishing and rights to songs and all kinds of stuff,” she continued. “I actually wouldn’t be happy ‘cause it’s evil. But the point is, OK, there’s a lot of hypocrisy, and someone has to bring it up and talk about it, and it just so happens that I was thrown in this.” 

“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.”

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