Kevin Aviance talks Beyoncé sampling his music amid Kelis’ outrage

Kevin Aviance talks Beyoncé sampling his music amid Kelis’ outrage

Kevin said he wasn’t aware his vocals were being used on Bey’s record.

Yesterday (July 29) Beyoncé released her highly anticipated album Renaissance. While thousands of fans have confessed their admiration for their latest project, one person in particular had different feelings. Kelis, best known for her hit “Milkshake,” was shocked to realize one of Bey’s songs had been sampled from an old record of hers.

Excited to be left out of the conversation about the sample used, she took to Instagram and wrote, “I’m blown away too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance from all three parties involved is amazing. I’ve heard about it the same as everyone else has. Nothing is ever what it seems, some of the people in this business have no soul or integrity and they have fooled everyone.

Not getting over the entire ordeal, Kelis came back and called Beyoncé’s actions “stupid and disrespectful.” As she continued to show her anger, other artists have expressed their gratitude to the mother-of-three for choosing to incorporate her sound into her work.

Kevin Aviance talks Beyonce sampling his music amid Kelis outrage

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Drag queen musician Kevin Aviance was thrilled to learn she had sampled his ’90s hit C*nty into her song PURE/HONEY. He told Page Six, “I feel like someone heard me. i am confirmed She understands. I am just honored and overwhelmed.”

Like Kelis, Aviance said Queen Bey did not tell him his music was being used. “I heard it and I was like, ‘Wow!’ The song is alive and that’s all I ever wanted.”

Have you heard Renaissance in its entirety?