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Beyoncé Removes "Milkshake" Interpolation From Her Track "Energy"

After Kelis called it “theft.”

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Beyoncé Removes "Milkshake" Interpolation From Her Track "Energy"

After Kelis called it “theft.”

Beyoncé has removed the “Milkshake” interpolation from Renaissance‘s “Energy” after facing backlash from Kelis, who had accused her of “theft.”

“Energy” no longer includes the “Milkshake” sample on the streamed versions that are available on TIDAL and Apple, according to Rolling Stone. A few days prior to the removal of the interpolation, Kelis previously called out Beyoncé as well as The Neptunes’ Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, accusing them of theft as she was unaware that her song was being used.

“I just heard the record everyone is saying has my sample,” Kelis wrote on Instagram. “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 then left my mark on an era of music and style that will go down in history. But there are bully’s 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.”

“Energy” isn’t the only track from Renaissance with changes. Additionally, Beyoncé is re-recording a lyric from her track “Heated” for including a lyric that can be considered to demean those with spastic cerebral palsy.

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