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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."

READ MORE: NEXT: Ella Mai Is Bringing Confidence Back To R&B Love Songs

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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ICONOLOGY: Missy Elliott Dropping Collection Of New Songs Tonight

Missy Elliott has had an incredible 2019.

The superstar is not only finally receiving the Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV VMAs this coming Monday (Aug. 26), the Virginia native also became the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College Of Music. She's celebrating her standout year with her longtime fans by releasing new music.

ICONOLOGY is a collection of new songs that are meant to make the listener throw it back to the times when music made us want to move. She revealed the news on social media.

"This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful," she wrote on Instagram." THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses. You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me!... Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance! Sincerely, Dr. Melissa “Missy” Elliott #Iconology."

We're hoping there are some eye-popping videos to accompany these new songs. Check out her post below.

 

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This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful. THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses. You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me! So, I have a SURPRISE for you... let’s continue the celebration at midnight tonight…I’m dropping a collection of new songs! Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance! Sincerely, Dr. Melissa “Missy” Elliott #Iconology

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Lizzo Reacts To Hillary Clinton's "Truth Hurts" Tweet

Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” may be over two years old, but it’s proven to be her most impactful hit yet. The track gained steam after being featured in Netflix’s Someone Great, and currently sits at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also garnered the attention of one of the biggest names in politics.

A video Lizzo posted on Twitter features Hillary Clinton and other former Presidential hopefuls standing and saluting the flag. While we may expect the National Anthem to play, “Truth Hurts” blares over the speaker instead.

Shortly after the video was posted, Hillary Clinton (or at least a very in-touch intern of hers) replied, tweeting out the song’s popular lyrics “I just took a DNA test, turns out…”

“@hillaryclinton just confirmed Truth Hurts is 100% the new national anthem... have a great day,” Lizzo wrote on Instagram.

The musician opened up about practically quitting music after “Truth Hurts” failed to take off initially.

“I remember thinking, ‘If I quit music now, nobody would notice. This is my best song ever, and nobody cares,’” she told PEOPLE. “I was like, ‘F**k it, I’m done.’ And a lot of people rallied; my producer, my publicist and my family, they were like, ‘Just keep going because this is the darkest before the dawn.'”

She also recently teased a remix to the song with DaBaby.

"I just took a DNA test, turns out..."

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 21, 2019

 

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@hillaryclinton just confirmed Truth Hurts is 100% the new national anthem... have a great day 😀

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Drake Faces Lawsuits Over 'Nice For What' And 'In My Feelings'

A rapper by the name of Sam Skully is suing both Drake and Big Freedia for alleged use of his beat for the songs “In My Feelings” and “Nice For What.”

Per TMZ, Skully (real name Samuel Nicholas III) claims that a portion of his 2000’s song “Roll Call” was used in the popular song “In My Feelings.” He also alleges that “Nice For What,” which features Big Freedia, uses another one of his stolen beats.

“In the docs, Sam Skully claims he published the beat on a CD he released in New Orleans way back in 2000, but says he didn't know his work had been stolen until years later ... when Drake and Big Freedia released songs that started climbing the charts,” reports the site.

“Nice For What” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2018, as did “In My Feelings.” The latter track remained there for 10 weeks and was associated with the highly-popular “In My Feelings” challenge.

Skully is also reportedly suing Asylum Records, Cash Money Records and Republic Records for damages.

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