Kelis slams Beyoncé for reportedly sampling her song without her permission.
Kelis shared via Instagram that she felt disrespected by Beyoncé for sampling her hit single “Milkshake” on her new album without her permission. Kelis says, “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. Nothing is ever as it seems, some of the people in this business have no soul or integrity and they have everyone fooled.”
After the clip went viral, Kelis shared on a video on Instagram doubling down on her comments. “I said what I said , cause it’s the truth . You don’t have to like it or agree . Facts are facts . If you’re a sheep keep it movin this convo will be over your head . I didn’t ask for this , but I’m not afraid of it either.”
In another video she explains, “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 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 . Peace .”
Although Beyoncé gave Kelis credit on the album credits, that just wasn’t enough for Kelis. Beyoncé has yet to respond to Kelis’ claims.