This account highlighted one of the new songs, “Energy”, a sample of the song “Get Along With You” produced by Neptunes, from Kelis’ 1999 debut album.
Use her celebrity chef account @bountyandfull, Kelis has reached the comment section. “My mind is also blown away as the level of disrespect and complete ignorance on the part of all 3 parties involved is astounding,” she wrote.
“I have heard about this the same way that others have done. Nothing is ever as it seems, some people in this business have no soul or integrity and they have been misled by people. “
Responding to another comment, Kelis wrote: “It’s not a collaboration, it’s theft.” When another user wrote, “I always feel like Beyonce really admires (sic) Kelis,” she replied: “admiration is not the word.”
Later, on her own Instagram account, Kelis posted two videos of the stars.
Kelis, who recently lost her husband, Mike Mora, to cancer, wrote in the caption.
“You don’t have to like or agree. The truth is the truth. If you are a sheep, keep it safe ‘this convoy will pass your head. I didn’t ask for this, but I’m not afraid of it either.”
In the videos, Kelis says she is “an artist and sensitive to my bad things”.
“The fact that my real beef isn’t just with Beyoncé because at the end of the day she sampled a record, she copied me before.. that’s okay.
“The problem is that not only are we black female artists in an industry that doesn’t have many of us, but she and Beyoncé have” met, we know each other, we have mutual friends, it’s not that difficult. , she can touch , right? It’s just common courtesy, especially because… I know what I own and what I don’t.
“I also know the lies that have been told, I know the things that have been stolen,” she said cryptically.
“It’s not that I’m mad at Beyonce. She’s a problem because it’s stupid and disrespectful, and she should at least get in touch with each other. “
Kelis then launched Pharrell, claiming that he intentionally sampled her song without asking her and that it was a “direct blow to me.”
“He does this job all the time, it’s very small,” she said.
“I have every right to be disappointed.”
In another video caption, she wrote: “I just heard the recording everyone is saying has my samples. But it’s beyond this song at this point. This is a TRIGGER for me. Milkshake alone is one of the most licensed profiles of our generation. I’m a creator, I’m an innovator, I’ve done so much more (sic) leaving my mark on an era of music and style that will go down in history. But there are secrets and bullies (sic) and gangsters in this industry that smile and ignore it until someone says enough is enough. So I say it today. I came for what’s mine and I want compensation. Peace.”
She again took aim at Beyoncé at Pharrell for “a lot of hypocrisy and a lot of nonsense,” citing an earlier interview in which Pharrell spoke about artist rights and recognition.
“He wrote the credits on my records, all my singles by accident, and he never wrote a song, a single day of his life.”
Of Beyoncé, Kelis said, “all that she sings about, all the empowerment… all this female empowerment stuff only counts if you really do it. If you’re really living it and walking. “
Kelis then sings a part of Pharrell’s song “Happy”.
“I would also be happy if I stole the publishing and rights to the songs and all kinds of content. I really wouldn’t be happy because it’s evil.
“There’s a lot of hypocrisy and someone needs to talk about it and bring it out, it just so happens that I’ve been thrown in here, it’s not like I was looking for it.”
She called Beyoncé a music thief and said, “I would never do that to another artist. Something has to be done about it, it happens to a lot of artists and it happens all the time. I try to keep it to myself and stay away from drama. “
Her posts are liked by famous faces like Heidi Klum and Deborah Cox.
Still no reply from Beyoncé or Pharrell.