In recent news, Kelis made a video explaining her disapproval of the sampling of her iconic single, “Milkshake”, in Beyoncé’s new album, Renaissance. Queen Bey has since removed the sample. Several deals have been ruined for speaking too soon.
Kelis took to her Instagram to share her disapproval of Beyoncé sampling her song “Milkshake.”
In the video, Kelis rants about how she was not notified about her song being sampled on Bey’s new album, Renaissance, and how people within the industry did not have her best interests in mind.
After the release of Kelis’s statement, Beyoncé removed the “BOSSY” singer’s voice from the song.
According to outside sources, the snippet that replaced Kelis is now the Teena Marie song “Oooh La La La.”
It’s no secret that Kelis does not own the rights to her hit, “Milkshake,” and does not profit heavily from the song.
However, Beyoncé had Kelis listed as a writer on the new song, though she didn’t discuss with her the sample.
Had Kelis not gone on her social media tangent about the song, she could’ve received major residual income.
An artist’s comments can often factor in losing a major deal.
DaBaby revealed that he lost a major deal with Burger King for his comments during Rolling Loud in 2021.
The “Rockstar” artist revealed on the “FullSend Podcast” that he had a deal in the works for a “Jonathan Kirk” meal which is his government name.
He did marketing for the meal with a commercial, and they were all ready to launch until the video of the “Bop” artist went viral of him saying homophobic comments during his performance.
Back in 2014, Dr. Dre ran into a similar controversy.
Out of excitement, he announced on his social media a deal that he was working on with Apple to provide his beats technology to the tech company’s music streaming platform.
Apple was said to purchase the music mogul’s electronic brand for 3.2 billion dollars. However, after his post, the tech company decided to offer only 3 billion dollars for the technology.
This cost Dre a whopping $200m.