In a video doing the rounds online, the “My Neck, My Back” rapper blasts Bey’s latest body of work and claimed the former Destiny’s Child singer is trying to put a spell on everyone with the album.
“Is this bitch is trying to put a spell on everybody in the world, including the children, with this tired ass album?” Khia says at the start of the clip. “We’ve been on lockdown for three damn years and this all you could come up with.”
Khia’s voodoo-filled rant — which hears her refer to Renaissance as a “flop” — also includes her calling Bey out for “stealing” a Kilo Ali sample, referring to the track “America Has A Problem,” which samples the Atlanta rap pioneer’s 1990 track “Cocaine (America Has A Problem).”
#UhOh Looks like Khia got some words for the new Beyoncé project. She’s saying it’s a “tired project” with “devil worshipping beats” and more! Check out the clip#Khia #Beyonce #Beyoncé #Renaissance #Beyhive #PressPlay pic.twitter.com/MAFxwTNLZP
— The Rewind | Coming 08/14 @ 10am (@TheRewindLV) August 3, 2022
The accusations regarding samples didn’t stop there. Khia also criticized Beyoncé for “stealing” Kelis’ “Milkshake” sample for use on the track “Energy” featuring Beam.
Addressing the issue last week, Kelis vocalized how frustrated she was by not being informed it was even being used on the track. Taking to Instagram, the 42-year-old referred to it as “theft.”
“My mind is blown too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astounding,” she wrote from her Bounty and Full account. “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.”
Since its removal, Kelis spoke out by replying to several comments from Beyoncé fans found in her Instagram comments.
When called a “cry baby” and asked if she was happy about the situation being resolved, Kelis wrote: “Yes I am actually. Lol nobody cried!”
She also responded to another fan claiming that Beyoncé didn’t need promotion from her. “I mean if this is promotion then that speaks to the quality of the demographic,” she wrote. “And she needs no promo from me, she has Satan lol.”
Beyoncé is yet to make a public statement in response to the Kelis controversy.
In other Renaissance news, Beyoncé has removed a lyric from the album after it was called out for being “ableist.”
Twitter was up in arms over the song “Heated” in which Beyoncé sings: “Spazzin’ on that ass, spazz on that ass.” The word “spastic” is often used in the medical field to describe a disability that makes it challenging for people to control their muscles, especially in their arms and legs.
As confirmed by Variety, the lyric will now be removed from all digital versions of the album. “The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced,” Beyoncé’s team said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Bey released a new Renaissance remix EP on Wednesday (August 2), which contains four alternate versions of her house-influenced “BREAK MY SOUL” from will.i.am, Honey Dijon, Terry Hunter and Nita Aviance.
Renaissance looks set to debut on top of the Billboard 200 chart this week. The famed singer’s seventh studio effort is projected to bring in an estimated 275,000 to 315,000 total album-equivalent units.
The figure would not only be good enough for Beyoncé to supplant Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti at No. 1, but it would also mark her seventh consecutive solo album to debut at the top of the chart.