For the PAST few days ‘Milkshake’ singer Kelis has been going on RANTS about her uber-popular song being SAMPLED on Beyonce’s ‘Energy’ track without her knowledge or ‘permission’. Truth of the matter, Kelis does not own the PUBLISHING to the song–Pharrell Williams does, and Pharrell was a producer of the track. So, in ESSENCE, Beyonce did not have to CLEAR the sample with Kelis per se, but Kelis felt it was COMMON COURTESY to ‘call her’ and let her know in the name of ‘FEMALE EMPOWERMENT’. Continue reading #Beyonce REMOVES #Kelis sample from #Renaissance track! [details]→
By now we have all seen and enjoyed new mom and tennis champ, Serena Williams’ ‘TWERK Off’ set to N.E.R.D. and Rihanna’s ‘Lemon’! Well the ARTIST on the song have reacted and from the looks of things, they 100% COSIGN Serena’s DAnce moves!
RiRi had this to say on social media:
“Woke up to a champ brightening my day like…..,” she wrote. “@serenawilliams this song just got better thanks to you girl #Lemon”.
The video was also highly praised by N.E.R.D. frontman Pharrell Williams, who posted, “Serving (lemon)!!!! You killed it @Serenawilliams!”.