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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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UPenn Grad John Legend Talks "Rigged" Education System Amid Cheating Scandal

John Legend is weighing in on the college admissions cheating scandal that rocked Hollywood and the wealthy community earlier this month. Legend specifically discussed the challenges with America's education system while attending the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles last Wednesday (Mar. 13).

While Legend highlighted the wrongdoing in the parents who reportedly paid and bribed their children's way into elite schools, he suggested that people focus on the bigger picture. "I went to a good school," Legend, who studied English with an emphasis on African-American literature at the University of Pennsylvania, said. "I think it's a longer conversation because I think a lot of people look at this rightly as fraudulent and dishonest."

He continued: "But the bottom line is, the system has been rigged for wealthy people for a long time," he continued. "The admissions system rewards people's parents being wealthy and people's parents having gone to a certain school. There's a lot of legal ways to do that that still aren't really that fair to a lot of other people."

As previously reported, the U.S. federal prosecutors charged 50 people who were allegedly part of a secret college admissions scheme. Wealthy parents, including Full House star Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewives' Felicity Huffman, allegedly paid more than $25 million to a "college admissions counselor" who used the money to fake test scores and bribe college officials.

Shortly after the news broke, Chrissy Teigen made fun of the situation by posting a an image of a professional soccer team with her and husband John's faces Photoshopped on two of the bodies. She was referencing court documents that alleged Loughlin paid to have her daughter appear to be a recruit for the University of Southern California's crew team.

The FBI is still pursuing the investigation.

does this look real? we are trying to get into harvard @jenatkinhair @mrmikerosenthal @johnlegend pic.twitter.com/jpcNGq2mVi

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 13, 2019

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H.E.R. Shares Studio Photo, Teases Collaboration With Ty Dolla $ign

While fans patiently await the release of H.E.R.’s debut album, the Grammy-winning singer is dropping hints on at least one upcoming collaboration. H.E.R. seemingly confirmed via social media Friday (March 15) that her full-length studio effort could be in the works.

The “Hard Place” singer tweeted a photo captioned, “Issa album coming,” and it looks like Ty Dolla Sign is involved.

Issa album coming. pic.twitter.com/x2YBguongb

— H.E.R. (@HERMusicx) March 15, 2019

Since the Bay Area native failed to clarify if the album on the way is her heavily anticipated debut (though it seems pretty clear), some fans are wondering if a joint album with Ty could be in the works.

Whatever the case, the 21-year-old R&B star's cryptic posts are keeping fans on their toes, and giving them a peak into her creative journey.

In VIBE's latest cover story, H.E.R. shared how she deals with pressure of being one of the most buzzed about new artists in R&B. “It’s a great expectation,” said the Bay Area native. “It’s a great thing to hear people putting me up to this standard and putting me on this pedestal and expecting greatness from me, but at the end of the day, I’m just trying to be a better me as an artist musically. As a person, I’m just trying to be better than I was yesterday and continue to elevate. I keep hearing all this stuff. It’s so easy to second-guess and overthink everything you’re doing now that people are watching. That’s when it starts to go downhill when you give in to that pressure.

“I have to keep doing me,” she continued. “I have to not look at what everybody else is doing, or what everybody else thinks should be happening right now.”

See video of H.E.R.’s recent studio session below.

 

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I’m playing drums again. Lol. I’m about to get nice. Just wait 😂 @tydollasign @theycallmecamper @flippa123 @saintluk3 WE LOCKED. 5AM VIBES

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Teyana Taylor Enlists ASAP Rocky And More For "Issues/Hold On" Video

Teyana Taylor is back with the latest visual from her 2018 studio album. The singer dropped the video for "Issues/Hold On" on Friday (Mar. 15),  featuring an all-star cast.

The nearly 4-minute video, which was also directed by Taylor, appears to be set it in the 1970s. It follows the love story of Teyana and her partner, ASAP Rocky. The video shows snapshots of key moments in their lives, including the first time they locked eyes and a retro wedding. Their love story isn't all butterflies though. The couple is forced to confront each other after Rocky is caught getting too close to Teyana's bestie, Lori Harvey. The video also includes cameos from Tyler The Creator, and ASAP Ferg.

"Issues/Hold On" is the latest single to receive video treatment from Teyana's album, KTSE. The album, which debuted in June 2018, was the last release from the G.O.O.D Music imprint.

Moments after the video hit streaming platforms, Teyana took to Instagram, explaining how important it was to her. "Let’s gooooooooo! This video is very special to me and I would like to thank everyone apart of making this magical with me," she wrote.

Watch "Issues/Hold On" in above.

 

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ISSUES/ HOLD ON IS OFFICIALLY HERE!!!!! And avail on all platforms! Check it out now!!! Link is in my bio!!! Let’s gooooooooo! This video is very special to me and I would like to thank everyone apart of making this magical with me! @asaprocky @asapferg @lori_harvey_ @feliciathegoat @kristennoelcrawley Powered by @theauntiesinc Directed by: @aspiketeejoint AD: @dimpace DP: @turtlevanbry Line producer: @madebyyusufali @ikc.pro Gaffer: @gregloebell Key grip: @abitofbuffalo 1st AC: @tavodood Wardrobe/stylist: @seannita @ejking Hair: @stylezofporscha MUA: @japanesefaces PAs: @grahamfromthecrypt @kelo_of_dopeness @andeewarhol @a_mighty_life The Petunia’s and Petunia Band: @iamchloemitchell @japanesefaces @coco_gilbert @marlon23rd @juju_anr Casting: @espritcasting 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

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