Kelis Has Much More to Say About Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Sampling

July 29, 2022

Kelis has much more to say about being sampled on Beyoncé‘s Renaissance album. After venting her anger about what she claimed was Bey and The Neptunes alleged failure to secure her permission to sample her 2003 hit “Milkshake” on the Renaissance track “Energy,” the singer dove deeper into why she feels slighted in a series of videos posted on Thursday night (July 28).

“I’m an artist, so I am as Erykah [Badu] said ‘I’m sensitive about my s—,’” Kelis said. “The reality is that my real beef, is not only with Beyoncé, because at the end of the day, she sampled a record, she’s copied me before, so have many other artists, it’s fine, I don’t care about that.” The album’s full credits list the “Milkshake” sourcing as an interpolation, not a sample.

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