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Beyonce removed Kelis' sample from her song "Energy" after the "Milkshake" singer complained that Bey didn't call her first to clear the sample.

Kelis' hit song "Get Along With You" was written and produced by The Neptunes for her 1999 debut album.

Kelis was irate that Beyonce didn't call her out of respect to say she was using the sample on her new album Renaissance.

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"The level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astounding," she wrote in a post on Instagram. "I heard about this 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."

In a follow-up video, Kelis called Beyonce "stupid and disrespectful" to sample her song without asking her first.

"The issue is that not only are we female artists... there's not that many of us, right?" said Kelis. "We've met each other, we know each other, we have mutual friends. It's not hard, she can contact, right?"

She continued: "It's just common decency, right, it's common decency. Especially because... I know what I own and what I don't own... People are swindled out of rights. It happens all the time."

Kelis' fans say Beyonce removed the sample out of spite because Kelis aired her out as an unrepentant thief.

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Kelis is on a roll. The "Milkshake" singer continues to drag Beyonce for sampling her record without having the common decency to call her first.

Kelis doesn't own her masters or songwriting credits to her single "Get Along With You," which The Neptunes produced for her 1999 debut album.

Beyonce sampled "Get Along With You" on her track "Energy" off her new album, Renaissance which dropped today, July 29.

Kelis addressed the issue on social media before dropping a video to clarify her comments.

"The issue is that not only are we female artists... there's not that many of us, right?" said Kelis. "We've met each other, we know each other, we have mutual friends. It's not hard, she can contact, right?"

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She continued: "It's just common decency, right, it's common decency. Especially because... I know what I own and what I don't own... People are swindled out of rights. It happens all the time."

Kelis said it was "stupid and disrespectful" for Beyonce to sample her song without asking her first. She said her issue is with songwriter/producer Pharrell Williams whom she fell out with in the past.

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Kelis also threw a subtle diss at singer Rihanna for copying her style.

"I feel like Rihanna rode a wave created by Kelis," a fan wrote in Kelis's comments. To which the singer responded, "Let's not open that Pandora's box today lol one step at a time friend."

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Singer Kelis was hopping mad after she heard a track off Beyonce's new album Renaissance. The album leaked in Europe 2 days before the official release date of midnight on Friday.

Kelis hopped in the comments on her fan page under the username @bountyandfull and expressed her annoyance that one of the tracks, "Energy" samples her hit single "Get Along With You," which The Neptunes produced for her 1999 debut album.

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Kelis was irate that no one contacted her to clear the sample.

"The level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astounding," she wrote. "I heard about this 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."

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Kelis' comments - which have since been deleted - set off a shouting match between her loyal fans and Beyonce's BeyHive on Twitter.

Beyonce's fanatics say Kelis doesn't own her masters, so she has no say in clearing samples.

This isn't the first (or last) time Beyonce has been accused of thievery. Her petty thefts over the years are legendary.

Beyonce's 7th album includes 16 tracks and features collaborations by Grace Jones, Drake, and Nigerian singer Tems.

Meanwhile, an employee at Beyonce's Parkwood Entertainment got a French grocery store shut down for selling her bootleg CDs.


 

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Mike Mora, the husband of pop singer Kelis, has died after a battle with stage IV stomach cancer. He was 37.

Mora died on Sunday, his rep confirmed in a statement to ET on Monday, March 14.

"Sadly, it's true that Mike Mora has passed away. We would ask all to respect Kelis and her family's privacy as of right now. Thank you."

Mora, a photographer, revealed he was diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer in October 2021. In Instagram posts, he remained optimistic about his chances despite his doctors telling him they could do nothing more for him.

Kelis has not yet commented on her husband's cancer diagnosis nor his death.

Celebrities paid tribute to Mora in social media posts on Monday.

Actor Evan Ross wrote: "We lost a brother yesterday. We will truly miss you Mike. Thinking of some of the great times we all spent together."

Photographer Brian Bowen Smith said: "Saddened to hear the news about our dear friend Mike passing away last night."

And music producer Dallas Austin wrote: "All I can say is that we LOVE YOU DEARLY Mikey"

Kelis, 42, and Mora shared two children, son Shepherd and a daughter. He was also stepfather to her son, Knight, by rapper Nas.

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Kelis released a music video for her new single "Midnight Snacks" - her first single since 2014.

The music video was directed by Adrienne Raquel (Travis Scott, Rihanna, Selena Gomez). The video premiered on Oct. 7 on BET Soul, BET Her and the Times Square Viacom billboard.

Somebody recently told Kelis that she always sings about food. "I was like, do I?" she laughed.

"I mean, obviously I do. It isn't intentional, but the idea is just that food is a very carnal thing. Everyone can relate to it. It's very human, it's sensual, it's something that you crave. And it's sexy."

According to Radio Facts,"Midnight Snacks" was recorded in a studio on a boat in London and produce by The FaNaTix (Nicki Minaj, Popcaan, Vybz Kartel).

Kelis said she was inspired to write "Midnight Snacks" after hearing the beat.

"I heard the beat, thought it was dope, and the first thing that came to mind was 'Midnight Snacks,'" said Kelis.

"The FaNaTix were like, what are you talking about? And I was like, it makes you feel like a midnight snack! And that was it," says Kelis, who added she may keep singing about food.

"It's funny to me, but I like the fact that you can take sex and food, and you can put these two things together, and they're totally interchangeable. I love that."

Kelis' husband, Mike Mora, 36, recently revealed his yearlong battle with stomach cancer.

Kelis has not commented on her husband's cancer diagnosis.
 

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Singer Kelis' husband, photographer Mike Mora is documenting his battle with stage 4 stomach cancer on his Instagram page.

Mora shared his cancer fight in a series of Instagram posts from his hospital bed. In one post he wrote that his stage 4 stomach cancer was diagnosed "just in time."

Mora, 36, said he began experiencing back pain and a loss of appetite after moving with his family to a farm outside Los Angeles a year ago.

After seeing several specialists, Mora was diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma. He was told the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes in his back.

"This picture was taken as I was being transferred to the oncology section of UCLA Santa Monica from nearby Ronald Reagan hospital," he captioned an Instagram post.

"This gentleman, Latin brotha, saw how weak I was. He looked back at me before leaving my room and said, 'I've seen people make it out of the craziest situations, be strong brotha, you got this.' I'll never forget his face."

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Mora also said his doctor told him he had only 18 months to live. "They said 18 months. It's been exactly 12," he wrote.

He shared words of wisdom with his Instagram followers.

"You always see people post about how life is too short. How you should reach out to those you love no matter where life has taken you. It is the truth. Don't take your time here, your time with friends, family, for granted. Shit can be over just like that!"

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Mora and Kelis were married in 2014. They have two children together - a 2-year-old daughter and a son, 6.

Kelis, 42, shares a 12-year-old son with rapper Nas. They divorced in 2010 after 5 years of marriage.
 

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Pop singers Kelis and Adele are trending after teasing their new projects for their fans on social media.

Kelis teased her new single "Midnight Snacks" on Twitter on Tuesday. The 42-year-old "Milkshake" captioned the clip:

"This has been a long time coming... Midnight Snacks is dropping this Friday!! Pre-save."
 

Meanwhile, Adele shared a 22-second clip of an intro to her song titled "Easy On Me" -- along with the release date - October 15.

The B&W clip shows the British chanteuse popping a cassette tape into a tape deck. A piano chord plays while her sheet music scatters to the wind from a truck loaded down with her possessions.
 

Fans were ecstatic to finally hear new music from the pop star who hasn't been heard from musically since her album 25 was released in 2015.

While working on her fourth studio album - titled 30 - Adele took time off to divorce her husband and raise their son. Now she is set to release 30 at age 33.

Not everyone is pleased to hear Adele is releasing new music.

One Twitter user chastised American Blacks for celebrating a British lady while ignoring Black artists right here in America.

"Why don't y'all show the same love & support for our Jazmine Sullivan's, Ledisi's & Lalah Hathaway’s than y'all do for that British lady?"

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Singer Kelis Rogers is pregnant with her third child. The mom-of-two took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the big news, posting a photo of herself holding up a positive pregnancy test.

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"Chef Kelis - table for 5 please," the 40 year old wrote. "We're adding one more!"

"Happy to announce that I'm expecting and I'm partnering with @firstresponsepregnancy, as they are committed to supporting healthy, equitable pregnancy journeys and understand the importance of a nurturing environment for black women and mothers," she added.

"As a Black mother, there are so many things to consider during this time in your life, especially during the crazy times that we live in - from what we eat, to how we live and love.

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"This is the time we must take for ourselves without apologies, especially when we still live in a country where Black women historically have had the highest maternal mortality rates. So for me, self-care has become paramount, particularly in the beginning stages. Knowing your body and what it needs, being able to be still and quiet enough to hear what it tells you. That’s why I used a First Response Early Result test as it can tell you if you’re pregnant 6 days sooner than your missed period."

Bosses at First Response have made a donation to Black Mamas Matter in Kelis' name.

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The hip-hop star-turned-chef has an 11-year-old son from her marriage to rapper Nas and a four-year-old son she shares with current husband, realtor Mike Mora.
 

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Chef Kelis - table for 5 please. We’re adding one more! ??? Happy to announce that I’m expecting and I’m partnering with @firstresponsepregnancy, as they are committed to supporting healthy, equitable pregnancy journeys and understand the importance of a nurturing environment for black women and mothers. #Ad #BlackMamasMatter #Motherhood As a Black mother, there are so many things to consider during this time in your life, especially during the crazy times that we live in — from what we eat, to how we live and love. This is the time we must take for ourselves without apologies, especially when we still live in a country where Black women historically have had the highest maternal mortality rates. So for me, self-care has become paramount, particularly in the beginning stages. Knowing your body and what it needs, being able to be still and quiet enough to hear what it tells you. That’s why I used a First Response Early Result test as it can tell you if you’re pregnant 6 days sooner than your missed period.* Don’t be afraid to look for a team that looks like you and can relate with a level of care that will make you feel your most comfortable. It’s your right. It’s our right. And we must demand not only what’s best for us, but for our community. So, I’m so grateful to be able to work with First Response and to announce that a charitable donation to @blackmamasmatter will be made on my behalf. @blackmamasmatter is an organization that’s working to ensure Black mamas have the rights, respect, resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy. Together we can change these statistics, one woman at a time. *Early Result Pregnancy Test detected the pregnancy hormone levels in 76% of pregnant women 5 days before their expected period.

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