Beyoncé swiftly removes Kelis’ sample from her new song ‘Energy’

Beyoncé has changed again on her latest album ‘Renaissance’. She has removed a portion of Kelis’ 2003 hit song ‘Milkshake’ from the end of the original version of ‘Energy’ for her new album. This comes days after racial slurs were removed from another song on the album. The song was due to be released on July 29, and prior to the song’s release, Kelis expressed his displeasure about not being contacted and termed the use “stolen”.

The sample beat no longer appears on Queen Bey’s ‘Renaissance’ album on streaming services, and Kelis’ name has also been omitted from the credits list.

Beyonce has been quick to remove the controversial sample from streaming services like Tidal and Apple Music. Kelis’ name has also been removed from the list of credits.

Kelis recently made a statement that there is “no soul or integrity” left in the music industry. His Instagram account left a comment on a fan’s post saying, “My mind is also blown because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astonishing.”

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She continued, “I heard about it the same way everyone heard. Nothing is as it seems, some people in this business have no soul or honesty and they have fooled everyone.”

Praised as “what the world really needs” by one Instagram user, Kelis replied, “It’s not a collab it’s a steal.”

Kelis has yet to publicly acknowledge the change.

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