The Queen Beyoncé made a decision to remove the sample for Kelis‘ “Milkshake” from the “RENAISSANCE” album after the singer accused her of “theft.” Rolling Stone reported that the available version of “Energy” on TIDAL and Apple no longer includes the sample.
A few days after Kelis officially called out Beyoncé and the Neptunes’ Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, insisting that the use of “Milkshake” was “theft” as she was not even aware of the sample, Beyoncé removed it from “Energy.”
Kelis wrote on Instagram, “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.”