R&B star Kelis has accused Beyoncé of theft — by sampling one of her songs on her new album without permission.
The Milkshake singer, 42, branded the star “disrespectful” for using October 2000 number Get Along with You on a track called Energy.
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On the track listing on Renaissance, Beyoncé is credited as a co-writer with Happy star Pharrell Williams and US music producer Chad Hugo.
Kelis learned of the sampling from a fan page post saying she had collaborated with Beyoncé.
In an Instagram video, she raged: “It is not a collaboration.
“It is called thievery.
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“The definition of a collaboration is that we are working together.
“No one had the human decency to call and say, ‘Hey, we’d like to use your record’.”
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The US star — full name Kelis Rogers-Mora — went on: “There are bully’s and secrets and gangsters in this industry that smile and get away with it until someone says enough is enough.”
Kelis, who was approached for comment, is understood to have taken legal advice.
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A source said: “She wants to make a stand.”
Beyoncé, Williams and Hugo were approached.
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