Beyoncé Removes Kelis From Resistance -
Beyonce photo by Ros OGorman

Beyonce photo by Ros O'Gorman

Beyoncé Removes Kelis From Resistance

by on August 4, 2022

in News

Beyoncé has removed an interpolation of Kelis’ 2003 hit Milkshake from her album track Energy after the singer complained about its use.

Kelis blasted Beyoncé as well as Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who wrote and produced Milkshake and her 1999 song Get Along with You, for not getting her permission to interpolate both songs on Energy.

The “la la la” hook from Milkshake was originally used in the background towards the end of Energy, but it has now been removed. However, the drum interpolation from Get Along with You still remains on the track. Interpolation is when one song references another, instead of a direct sample.

The updates were noticed on streaming services including Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music on Tuesday night.

Kelis had called out Beyoncé on social media for showing her “disrespect” by not having the “common decency” to contact her about the interpolations. However, the pop superstar was not required to get permission from Kelis as she did not write the songs and does not own their copyright. Williams and Hugo, who wrote both Kelis tracks, are credited on Energy.

This is the second update Beyoncé has made to Renaissance since its release on Friday. She also removed the word “s**z” from the track Heated after disability charities and advocates criticised her use of the derogatory term for those with spastic cerebral palsy. It has been replaced by the word “blast”.

Amid all the updates, Monica Lewinsky also asked the singer to consider changing a lyric in her 2013 song Partition as it references her infamous affair with then-U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Sharing an article about Beyoncé’s song updates, she tweeted, “Uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition.”

The track features the lyrics, “He bucked all my buttons, he ripped my blouse/ He Monica Lewinski’d all on my gown.”

Stay updated with your free daily music news email alert. Subscribe to Noise11 Music News here

Be the first to see’s newest interviews and special features on YOUTUBE and updated regularly. See things first SUBSCRIBE here: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Related Posts

Beyonce photo by Ros OGorman
Beyoncé Addresses Gun Violence With New Version of ‘America Has A Problem’

Beyoncé has released a new version of her fan fav song 'America Has A problem' from the 'Renaissance' album and with Kendrick Lamar.

4 days ago
Evanescence. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Evanescence Australian Dates Announced

Evanescence will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the debut album ‘Fallen’ with Australian dates in August and September.

4 days ago
Ghost Release 5-Track Covers EP ‘Phantomine’

The 5-track Ghost E.P. ‘Phantomine’ has been released with Ghost takes on songs by Genesis, The Stranglers, Tina Turner, Television and Iron Maiden.

May 19, 2023
Long Out of Print REM Albums ‘Around The Sun’ and ‘Collapse Into Now’ Set For Reissue

REM’s 2004 ‘Around The Sun’ and 2011 ‘Collapse Into Now’ will be reissued on vinyl on July 14.

May 17, 2023
Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters photo by Ros O'Gorman
Chris Shiflett Is A Little Bit Country on New Song ‘Dead and Gone’

Foo Fighters’ guitarist Chris Shiflett has a little bit country and a little bit less rock and roll with his new song ‘Dead and Gone’.

May 17, 2023
Enrique Iglesias, music news,
Enrique Iglesias Cancels Show Due To Pneumonia

Enrique Iglesias has cancelled his Mexico City show after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

May 16, 2023
Coldplay perform at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Friday 9 December 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Coldplay Announce Second Perth Concert

Coldplay will play a second concert in Perth in November for Live Nation.

May 15, 2023