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Jacquees Still Has Love For Ella Mai After "Trip" Remix Scrapped From Soundcloud

The "London" singer hopes to collab with Mai in the future. 

Update: 2:54 PM EST (September 26, 2018)

DJ Mustard, producer and mentor to Ella Mai took to social media to share his thoughts on the accusations against Mai. Expressing a similar sentiment to Jacquees' camp, Mustard confirms that there is no bad blood between the artists. Rather than Mai being directly involved in the situation, label 10 Summers ordered the cease and desist against Jacquees for copyright infringement.

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When Ella Mai released the follow-up to her global smash hit "Boo'd Up" with "Trip," Jacquees was quick to hop on its wave. His version may have been scrapped from the web, but his love for the single and the artist have reminded high.

On Tuesday (Sept. 25), a story from the South African outlet SA Breaking News was shared by Jaquees in the form of a retweet. The report claimed his "Quemix" to "Trip" was removed from Soundcloud and YouTube for being "more popular" than the original tune.

Released a few weeks ago, his rendition of the vulnerable track reportedly amassed up to 3 million streams on SoundCloud. Despite fans sharing their disdain for the track getting removed from the web, Jacquees says there's no love lost.

"For the new people who are just catching up to who Jacquees is as an artist, this has become very controversial for no reason," the statement to Billboard says.

"We love Ella and are cool with her team as well. He has been releasing not only "Quemix" songs but entire projects with remixes of other artists’ songs ranging back to 2013. This was an act of genuine support and should not turn into negativity for either of the artist or from their supporters. There is still hope for the song as an official remix or maybe fans will get something better that is an original collaboration."

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Things got a little hectic on social media Wednesday (Sept. 26) when T-Pain took some time to offer his two cents to the situation. Responding to a fan's question as to why he hasn't gotten in trouble for remixing Ella's songs, the autotune favorite called out Jacquees for trying to make money off the song.

"Everybody be asking me why I don’t put my tmixes and sh*t on Spotify tidal and iTunes and sh*t. This is why" he wrote in a separate tweet.

The situation escalated when the Cash Money star caught wind of T-Pain's claims. "Hell, you talm bout my brother I put it on SoundCloud and YouTube you know my game ain’t cap I love Ella," he wrote.

Still, T-Pain wasn't hearing it. Accusing Jacquees of promoting the song on Spotify, all he asks is for people to leave him out of the situation.

While it could be a misunderstanding, it's safe to say that fans aren't getting the whole story.

Ella's team has yet to comment.

READ MORE: Hear Jacquees Put His Spin On Ella Mai’s “Trip”

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Nas, Sauce Walka And Kanye West Make Up Jay-Z's 'Best Of 2018' Playlist

Jay-Z's year has been an eventful one so it makes sense the mogul would have a fire playlist to match.

For Tidal's End of Year content, the head honcho himself curated a playlist dedicated to the rap tunes he enjoyed the most in 2018. The list is a mix of today's power players like Pusha-T, Nipsey Hussle, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill and standouts like Sauce Walka and Westside Gunn.

Drake also has a noted three nods with Scorpion cuts "Emotionless," "That's How You Feel" and his guest spot on "SICKO MODE" with Travis Scott making the list.

The artist also included the righteous "BLACK EFFECT," a track from Everything Is Love with Beyonce. Rounding out the list is Rapsody's soulfully stirring "Sojourner" with J.Cole.

Check out the full list below.

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Meek Mill's Album 'Championships' Debuts At Number One

Meek Mill's fourth studio-album Championships is the top album in the country, according to Billboard. The Philly native's first musical body of work since being released from jail debuted on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with some pretty impressive numbers.

The site reads, "The set earned 229,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 6, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 42,000 were in traditional album sales. The album was released on Nov. 30 via Maybach/Atlantic Records and is the hip-hop artist’s second chart-topper, following 2015’s Dreams Worth More Than Money."

Just yesterday (Dec. 10), it was announced that Championships garnered Meek his very first top 10 hit; "Going Bad" with former nemesis Drake debuted on the Hot 100 chart at number six. This is also Drake's 33rd top 10 hit.

To make matters even better for the "Dreams and Nightmares" MC, Championships also carries the ninth-largest streaming week of 2018, with 235.4 million on-demand streams for the week ending Dec. 6.

The official results of the Billboard 200 Albums chart were delayed due to an unexplained numbers discrepancy. Lil Baby's latest album Street Gossip came in at No. 2, while embattled musician Tekashi 6ix9ine's DUMMY BOY sits at No. 3.

It's a great week to be Meek. Congrats on the top-selling album.

READ MORE: Meek Mill's "Going Bad" Earns Him His First Billboard Top 10 Song

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Meek Mill's "Going Bad" Earns Him His First Billboard Top 10 Song

Meek Mill just scored his first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. His track “Going Bad” featuring former nemesis Drake, which can be found on the Philly native’s recent album Championships, entered the coveted chart at No. 6.

The song, which was produced by Westen Weiss and Wheezy, is not only Meek’s first top 10 single, but Drake’s 33rd top 10 single in his career.

Last week, Meek stopped by Funk Flex’s Hot 97 radio show to discuss the newly-repaired relationship with the OVO boy, which went sour over ghostwriting claims by Meek in 2015.

"We apologized to each other… ‘I apologize my ni**a,'" Meek told Flex about his conversation with Drizzy. After the ghostwriting claims sent via Twitter made the rounds, diss tracks were sent back and forth between the collaborators. Drake’s shots fired were heard on the song “Back To Back,” which inspired memes galore and also gained Drake a Grammy nomination.

"That’s just the new wave [apologies],” Meek continued on Funk Flex’s show. “We gotta piece it up, but still keep everything treacherous, it’s the rap game. But you know, bring a little love and good energy into the building."

Championships is expected to top this week’s Billboard 200 Albums Chart, however, a discrepancy has held up this week’s charts. No further explanation into the discrepancy has been detailed.

"Going Bad" is @MeekMill's first and @Drake's 33rd top 10 single on the Hot 100.

— chart data (@chartdata) December 10, 2018

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