Look Who Was Just Caught Stealing!

Veteran singer Beyonce, popularly known to her fans as Queen Bey, trends on social media after being accused of theft and copyright infringement by eclectic singer Kelis. Following Beyonce’s long-anticipated album “Renaissance” which was leaked two days before its official release date, Kelis, who listened to the album just like everyone else, discovered that one of the tracks called “Energy” had sampled one of her songs which she called “Get Along With You” without being asked for permission or given prior notice at least. Upon discovering that Beyonce has ‘stolen’ her work, she took to social media to share how she felt about that.

Responding through her Instagram account @Bountyandfull, she commented that not only Beyonce but many other people in the industry have no soul for engaging in such actions.

“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.”

To some social media users who had thought it was a collaboration between both artists, Kelis disputed that as she argued that it was theft and nothing else to her. Though Beyonce gave Kelis credit for the song, the artist has expressed her discontent with that, as simply seeing her name on the credits after the song had been released was neither courteous nor respectful to her. Read more