Update: Kelis Says It was Stupid & Disrespectful For Beyonce NOT To Reach Out, Claims Pharrell Stole Publishing

Kelis, Beyonce

Kelis Says Beyonce ‘Has No Soul’ After Learning She Was Sampled On ‘Renaissance’ Without Giving Permission: I Heard About This The Same Way Everyone Else Did

Update #1: Kelis is standing by her comments to Beyonce and has added Pharrell to the list of who she has an issue with. She has taken to social media, posting videos detailing specifically what she has a problem with.

See the clips below.

Original Story: Looks like not everyone is excited about Beyonce’s album release tonight. 

The world is awaiting the release of Beyonce’s seventh studio album, which is set to drop at midnight EST (July 29).

As you may already know, Beyonce is known for working in secrecy and often doesn’t share any details about her music until prior to it being available for the public. However, this time around, she’s been dropping gems about her upcoming project and even revealed a full tracklist and composer credits earlier this month. 

Fellow songstress Kelis recently called out the “Break My Soul’ singer for sampling her work without permission for one of her soon-to-be-released songs. In an IG comment Kelis left using her cooking page account, she wrote, 

“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.”

When a fan said “that’s a collab the world really needs” The Neighborhood Talk reports that Kelis replied, 

“That’s not a collab that’s theft.”

What are your thoughts on this entire situation? Tell us below! 

Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel