Kelis accuses Beyoncé of ‘stolen’ for sampling her song on Renaissance

Kelis accused Beyoncé of “theft” after Queen Bey sampled her hit song Milkshake on her new album.

The 42-year-old Kelis singer took to Instagram to share her complaints on the day of the release of Beyoncé’s Renaissance album on Friday, reports New York Post,

“My mind is also blown because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3rd parties involved is astonishing,” read a comment from Kelis’ @bountyandfull Instagram account on a fan account’s post.

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

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When an Instagram user called the track “what the world really needs,” Kelis clapped.

“This isn’t a collab it’s a steal,” she wrote, calling the sample “ridiculous.”

The chef later posted an Instagram video describing her “issues” with Beyoncé, 40, saying she felt “sensitive” [her] s**t” as a musician.

“Not only are we black female actors in an industry where there aren’t many of us, we’ve met each other, we know each other, we have mutual friends. It’s not that hard to get in touch. [me],” she said. “It’s just normal decency… even if you’re supposed to do it anyway.”

Kelis clarified that her “real beef” was not with the Ivy Park producer, alleging that producer Pharrell Williams “betrayed” her of the rights to her music.

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“Farrell knows better,” he claimed. “It’s a direct hit on me. The reality is that it is disappointing. I have a right to be disappointed.”

After calling the move “passive offensive, petty” [and] Stupid,” Kelis shared a second video titled, “The bullies are [sic] And the secrets in this industry and the gangsters who smile and get away with it as long as someone says enough is enough. That’s why I’m saying today. I am coming for myself and I want compensation.

Fans have shared mixed sentiments via Twitter regarding Kelis’ allegations.

“She just wanted to be notified. I completely understand her outrage,” wrote one social media user, while another added, “Beyoncé could have” [have] Kelis’ name dropped. Instead, Bey names Kelis on the list of sample credits. … Kelis wants 2 to pick up on his misogynistic anger with his former label.”

A third noted that “it’s okay to understand Kelis and still support Beyoncé,” explaining, “My hope is that they have a conversation. Black queens can have conflicts and be resolved too.” .

Beyoncé’s renaissance album hit streaming services on Friday — though all 16 tracks were leaked online two days ago.

page six Representatives have reached out to Kelis and Beyoncé for comment.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post and is reproduced with permission.