Kelis Blasts Beyonce: She’s a SOULLESS THIEF!

A long, long time ago, Jay Z vs. Nas was the most intense feud in hip hop.

Now Nas’ ex-wife is picking up the slack and throwing it straight at Mrs. Carter herself, Beyonce.

(We should note that the current feud has nothing to do with the Jay vs. Nas beef, we just love the coincidences and hip hop history.)

As you’ve probably heard, Bey has been waiting a long time Renaissance album leaked online this week several days ahead of its scheduled release date.

The album contains a track called “Energy”, which features a sample of Kelis’ 2000 song “Get Along With You”.

It could have been a beautiful tribute from one R&B queen to another.

The only problem is that the sample wasn’t approved by Kelis, who didn’t find out about it until after Bey’s album came out.

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Understandably upset, Kelis took to Instagram, where she went epically on Bey:

“Some people in this business have no soul or integrity and they have fooled everyone,” Kelis wrote in response to a fan’s comment on the sample.

“I heard about it the same way everyone else does,” the “Milkshake” singer added.

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Several commentators pointed out that Beyonce was already creatively indebted to Kelis, as it’s widely believed that Bey’s vocals on her song “Ring the Alarm” were inspired by the aggressive style Kelis popularized early in her career.

Kelis’ disdain for her fellow singer became apparent when a fan suggested she should “admire” Beyonce, leading Kelis to quip, “Admiring isn’t the word.”

When an Instagram user pointed out that Kelis received songwriting credit on the album, the 42-year-old replied: “It’s not a collaboration, it’s stealing .”

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“My mind is also blown because of the level of disrespect and utter ignorance from all 3 parties involved,” she continued.

The third party she’s referring to appears to be mega-producer Pharrell, who collaborated on Kelis’ song and then apparently sold the sample to Beyonce without the singer’s permission.

On Twitter and elsewhere, fans have pointed out that this isn’t the first time Kelis has expressed his frustration with Pharrell.

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“You really act like Kelis doesn’t talk about the bad things Pharrell did to her for YEARS regarding her music, and she’s clearly mad that he did this shit AGAIN,” one person tweeted.

“If another artist who was NOT Bey had been involved, y’all would be sympathetic.”

Another user encouraged Beyonce fans to hold back on their criticism, noting that Kelis just lost her husband in 2020 at the age of 37.

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“kelis has every right to be mad at all the hell she’s been through in the industry, especially at the hands of pharrell,” this person wrote.

“She just went through an insurmountable loss and learned with all of us that the man who fucked her is once again making money from her.

In a statement on the album released this morning, Beyonce made no reference to the Kelis controversy, but thanked her husband and children for their help on her latest release.

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Beyoncé with her twins, Sir and Rumi Carter.

“I want to give special thanks to Rumi, Sir and Blue for giving me the space, the creativity and the inspiration,” she said, referring to her three children with Jay-Z.

“And a special thank you to my husband and muse, who held me through those late nights in the studio.”

We’ll have more updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.

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