Beyoncé Removes Kelis Instrumental “Milk Shake” Sample From “Energy”

Upon its original release, Beyoncé’s new album Renaissance included an interpolation of Kelis’ “Milkshake” on “Energy.” Kelis has said she was not informed by Beyoncé and her team that her music was going to be used on the new album. The “Milkshake” interpolation has now been removed from “Energy,” Rolling Stone reports.

On the original version of “Energy,” near the song’s end, Beyoncé sang a variation of the “La-la, la-la, la” that Kelis made famous on “Milkshake” (as shown by the TikToker @jarredjermaine). In the updated version of “Energy” on streaming platforms, Beyoncé’s series of “las” is absent. Pitchfork has reached out to Beyoncé’s representative for comment and more information.