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Since Beyoncé released her new album, Renaissance, the entire work has been embroiled in controversy.

From being leaked in full just 36 hours before its release, to causing outrage at the use of an ableist slur in the track ‘Heated’, the album’s launch has been no easy road for the singer.

Now R&B and hip-hop artist Kelis has accused Queen Bey of thievery, claiming Bey never asked her if she could sample two of her songs on Renaissance.

Monica Lewinsky has also weighed in on the controversy, demanding the singer wipe her name from a much older track, ‘Partition’, which was released back in 2013.

Below, we discuss every drama, feud and rapid change Beyoncé has made since the release of the incredibly contentious 2022 album.

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Beyonce’s 2022 album Renaissance is embroiled in controversy, so here’s everything you need to know. (Instagram)

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Why did Beyoncé remove the Kelis sample?

After Kelis called out Beyoncé for sampling her songs ‘Milkshake’ and ‘Get Along With You’ on Renaissance track ‘Energy’ – allegedly without permission – the singer decided to wipe the sample completely from the track on Spotify.

It can still be heard on Apple Music, however.

Kelis claims she found out about the sample of the songs on social media, after the album had been leaked to the entire world.

Despite getting a writing credit in the Renaissance tracklist, Kelis continues to allege the singer did not consult her about the samples.

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Kellis has accused Beyonce of theft, and having ‘no soul or integrity’. (Getty)

What has Kelis said about Beyoncé?

‘What hasn’t Kelis said?’ might be the better question.

In a comment on an Instagram fan page, Kelis shamed the singer.

“My mind is blown too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astounding,” Kelis wrote from her cooking Instagram account @BountyAndFull.

She continued: “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.”

The singer went one step further, alleging that Beyoncé stole the ‘Get Along With You’ sample.

“It’s not a collab it’s theft,” Kelis alleged in the hours before the album was officially released.

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Kelis has also unleashed on Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, The Neptunes music producers who producer her first two albums, as well as Renaissance. (Getty)

How is Pharrell Williams involved in the Beyoncé drama?

Kelis’ criticism isn’t for Beyoncé and Beyoncé only.

The R&B star has also sent heated words to ‘The Neptunes’ producer duo Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, who co-wrote ‘Energy’ and also wrote and produced Kelis’ songs ‘Milkshake’ and ‘Get Along With You’.

In a video on Instagram, Kelis said: “Chad really is like an amoeba, he’s spineless.

“It’s a miracle he can keep his neck up, but Pharrell knows better,” she said. “This is a direct hit at me, he does this stuff all the time. It’s very petty – very, very, very – and the reality is that it’s frustrating.”

Kelis fell out with the producer duo, alleging that they never split the profits from her two albums with her. (Getty Images for Hollywood Unloc)

Kelis had a famous falling out with the producer duo, who were once her close friends. When Hugo and Pharrell made a plan to produce Kelis’ first two albums at the beginning of her career, she was all in. She claims they planned to split the profits equally three ways.

But years later, the singer claims she never saw any of that money, after being “blatantly lied to and tricked” by the duo, according to her 2020 interview with The Guardian.

What Beyoncé song lyrics were removed from Renaissance?

On the other side of things, Beyoncé has made some rapid changes to her track ‘Heated’ after disability advocates expressed their outrage at her use of an “ableist” slur.

The song includes the word “spaz” during a verse in which Beyonce sings: “Spazzin’ on that ass, spazz on that ass.”

In the medical field, “spastic” refers to a disability that makes it difficult for people to control their muscles, especially in their arms and legs. The singer’s team confirmed to Variety that the lyric would be removed.

“The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced,” a statement from Beyoncé’s team read.

The singer has since removed the slur from the song and re-released a new version of ‘Heated’.

How is Lizzo involved in the Beyoncé drama?

Upon hearing the original version of ‘Heated’, disability advocates were disappointed, given Lizzo had come under fire just two months ago for her use of the exact same slur.

The body-positive singer dropped her single ‘GRRRLS’ on June 10 which featured the slur in the third line of lyrics.

Disability activists immediately called the use of the word “disappointing” and “harmful”.

The singer responded swiftly to the outrage, and created a new version of the song which does not use the slur.

It now listens as: “Hold my bag, b—h, hold my bag / Do you see this sh-t? Hold me back”, as per lyrics found on Genius.

What is the Diane Warren and Beyoncé drama?

Oscar-nominated songwriter Diane Warren just about picked the wrong fight when she decided to question why one of Beyoncé’s new songs off Renaissance has over 20 credited writers.

Taking to Twitter, Warren wrote: “How can there be 24 writers on a song? This isn’t meant as shade, I’m just curious.”

The songwriting legend picked a bold fight when she chose to question one of Beyonce’s new songs. (WireImage,)

She did not mention Beyoncé in her tweets but fans were quick to link two-and-two together, and assumed Warren was referring to the singer’s new track ‘Alien Superstar’.

Fans were quick to point out that the reason why this track boasts over 20 credited songwriters is simply due to the number of samples it features.

But some didn’t take Warren’s comments so lightly.

Singer The-Dream, who has worked with Beyoncé in the past and collaborated with her on Renaissance, called out Warren for her comment.

“You mean how does our culture have so many writers?” he tweeted.

“Well it started because we couldn’t afford certain things starting out, so we started sampling and it became an art form, a major part of the Black Culture in America. Had that era not happened who knows. U good?”

Other fans took issue with Warren, assuming she was trying to say Beyonce was not able to write her songs “on her own”.

“Now you want to play victim and say it wasn’t meant as an attack when you were literally just bragging about writing your songs “on your own” and “having 23 less writers” ??? cmon Diane. you not about to white woman your way outta this one,” one fan tweeted.

Warren instantly replied, taking the defensive.

“I didn’t mean that as an attack or as disrespect. I didn’t know this, thank U for making me aware of it. No need to be mean about it,” she replied.

What is the Monica Lewinsky and Beyoncé lyrics drama?

To add to the list of controversies, Monica Lewinsky has also thrown her two cents onto the pile, calling for Beyonce to erase her name from her 2013 song ‘Partition’.

Lewinsky took to Twitter to voice her thoughts, reacting to the news that the singer would be removing the ableist slur from ‘Heated’.

“Uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition,” 49-year-old Lewinsky tweeted alongside a link to an article about the news.

The track in question references the dress the former White House intern wore during her scandalous affair with then-US President, Bill Clinton.

Monica Lewinsky's twitter profile where she calls herself a "rap song muse".
On her Twitter profile Lewinsky calls herself a ‘rap song muse’. (Twitter / @monicalkewinsky)

“He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse/He Monica-Lewinksy’d all on my gown,” Beyoncé sings on the single, which featured in her self-titled album almost one decade ago.

Fans were quick to criticise Lewinsky, pointing out that she has registered herself as a “rap song muse” in her own Twitter bio – as if recognising it as a claim to fame.

They also noted that Lewinsky is featured in about 128 rap songs in total, thanks to research done by The Cut.

One follower shared a screenshot of her Twitter profile with a red circle around her bio, writing: “Are you not proud of it?”.

What has Beyoncé said about the Renaissance drama?

So far the most the singer has commented on is the leak of Renaissance.

On July 29, Beyonce shared a text post on Twitter.

“So, the album leaked and you all actually waited until the proper release time so you all can enjoy it together,” she said.

“I’ve never seen anything like it. I can’t thank yall enough for your love and protection. I appreciate you for calling out anyone that was trying to sneak into the club early. It means the world to me.

“Thank you for your unwavering support. Thank you for being patient. We are going to take out time and Enjoy the music. I will continue to give my all and do my best to bring you joy.”

She then signed off: “I Love You Deep.”

Beyoncé Renaissance album full tracklist

The complete 16-song tracklist for Renaissance is below:

  1. ‘I’m That Girl’
  2. ‘Cozy’
  3. ‘Alien Superstar’
  4. ‘Cuff It’
  5. ‘Energy’
  6. ‘Break My Soul’
  7. ‘Church Girl’
  8. ‘Plastic Off the Sofa’
  9. ‘Virgo’s Groove’
  10. ‘Move’
  11. ‘Heated’
  12. ‘Thique’
  13. ‘All Up in Your Mind’
  14. ‘America Has a Problem’
  15. ‘Pure/Honey’
  16. ‘Summer Renaissance’

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Read Now: Tina Turner 'died before meeting most of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren' – 101 Latest News



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Tina Turner reportedly died without ever having met ‘most’ of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The ‘Queen of Rock n Roll’ is survived by two of her four sons, as well as two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Turner died in her Switzerland home on May 24 at the age of 83 from an undisclosed illness.

Now, Page Six claims the mother of four did not let on to her wider family that she was ”seriously ill” in the lead up to her death.

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Tina Turner died in May 2023 from an undisclosed illness. (Getty)

The music icon’s close friend, Cher, confirmed on social media Turner “was really sick and not wanting people to know about it”, after suffering with illness “for a long time”. 

According to Page Six, the River Deep, Mountain High singer never met her grandchildren and great-grandchildren from her biological son Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Turner and her adoptive son Michael Turner. 

Ronald, the biological son of Tina and Ike Turner, who had an infamously tumultuous marriage shared three children from his marriage to wife Afida Turner.

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He died in December 2022 at the age of 62, his wife revealing he had suffered a medical emergency after falling ill in the weeks prior to his death.

In a touching tribute, Turner shared her heartbreak to the world on Instagram. 

“Ronnie, you left the world far too early. In sorrow i close my eyes and think of you, my beloved son,” she wrote. 

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Ike and Tina Turner in 1972 with sons (clockwise from bottom left) Michael Turner, Ike Turner, Jr., Ike Turner, Craig Hill, Ronnie Turner. (Supplied)

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The singer reportedly didn’t get the chance to meet Ronnie’s two children, Raquel and Randy, nor her granddaughter Raquel’s two sons, Tyson and Tyrese. 

The Proud Mary singer was also the grandmother of Tiffany Turner-Dukes, 40, the daughter of Michael Turner – who Turner adopted, alongside Ike Jr., from her marriage to their father Ike Turner in 1962.

Tiffany is the founder of an anti-bullying non-profit and apparently takes after her grandmother as she is also credited as a musician. 

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Tiffany, nor her three children Marli, Amari and Gianni, ever met their famous relative in person. However, Tiffany posted a sweet tribute to her late grandmother, writing, “Rest in freedom…Uncle Craig and Ronnie are waiting for you.”

The post references Turner’s loss of both her biological sons Ronnie and Craig, who died before their mother.

Turner shared Craig with saxophonist Raymond Hill, who was in Ike’s band Kings of Rhythm. She had Craig when she was 18 and still in high school. 

Tiffany Turner-Dukes, granddaughter of Tina Turner
Tiffany Turner-Dukes, Turner’s granddaughter, is a mother of three (Instagram)

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Craig died by suicide in 2018 at the age of 59.

Turner shared on Twitter that losing her firstborn was her “saddest moment as a mother”. 

During a talk with close friend Oprah Winfrey, the singer shared her disbelief and grief over his death.

“During our last talk, he said, ‘I just want to hear your voice and that laugh.’ He had never said something like that. I think that was his goodbye to me, but I didn’t realise it at the time,” Turner recalled.

Neither Craig nor Ike Jr. had any children.

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A royal wedding! Prince William and Princess Kate were among many high-profile guests at Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan and Rajwa Al Saif‘s nuptials.

The Prince and Princess of Wales, 40 and 41, respectively, looked chic upon their arrival at the Thursday, June 1, ceremony at Zahran Palace. While William sported a suit, white shirt and blue tie, Kate donned a detailed, blush pink dress with long sleeves and a high neckline by designer Elie Saab. She completed the look with large, bejeweled earrings and a gold clutch.

The couple weren’t the only British royals in attendance. William’s cousin Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, were also seen arriving at the wedding. Edoardo, 39, twinned with William in a similar suit ensemble, while Beatrice, 34, matched her husband’s blue tie with an embroidered, pale blue gown featuring a black belt.

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Princess Kate and Prince William

William and Kate previously took a trip to Jordan with their children — Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5 — in 2021. They featured a photo from the trip on the family’s Christmas card that year.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have many other ties to Jordan. Crown Prince Hussein’s mother, Queen Rania Al Abdullah, serves on the council of William’s Earthshot Prize, which awards environmentalists around the world for helping to make the world a better place. Kate, meanwhile, lived in the country from 1984 to 1986 while her father, Michael Middleton, worked for British Airways.

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Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

The couple’s royal wedding attendance comes nearly two months after the pair celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary. “12 years ❤️,” the two captioned a new photo via their joint Instagram account on April 29, featuring them posing for a pic during a bike ride.

William and Kate’s outfits matched the ones they wore in their family’s 2022 Christmas card. Keeping things casual in jeans, William sported a navy blue button-down shirt while Kate wore a lacy white top.

The duo tied the knot at Westminster Abbey in a red military uniform and white, long-sleeved dress in April 2011. The wedding came 10 years after they first met as students at the University of St Andrews. Two years later, they became parents with the birth of George, followed by Charlotte and Louis in 2015 and 2018, respectively.

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II and Rajwa Al Saif.
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Three kids seems to be the perfect number for William. “Don’t give my wife any more ideas!” he joked while Kate was holding a baby during a hospital visit in January 2022.

Last month, the family of five stepped out at King Charles III’s coronation on May 6. While George served as one of his grandfather’s Pages of Honor, the parents matched their looks with their younger two children. Louis’ navy outfit complimented William’s blue royal robes, while Kate and Charlotte twinned in white Alexander McQueen dresses and floral headpieces by Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen.

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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly‘s relationship continues to take center stage amid his concert stop in London.

The Transformers actress, 37, and the “Bloody Valentine” artist, 33, were spotted walking hand in hand on their way to the Marc Jacques Burton x Machine Gun Kelly party at the member’s club Apollo’s Muse within Bacchanalia on May 31.

For the outing, Megan wore a gray mini dress with thigh-high snakeskin boots. She completed her look by adding a black leather jacket and coordinating purse, leaving her red hair in loose waves. As for MGK, who had a show at the Royal Albert Hall that same night, he donned a black hat, hoodie and pants by MJB along with a cross chain. While at the party, he also put on an encore show, playing a few of his hits for attendees. 

This wasn’t the couple’s only date night in London. Just the day before, Megan and Machine Gun Kelly (a.k.a. Colson Baker) were spotted at another event, with her rocking a white tank top, black pants and blinged-out belt and him sporting an all-gray sleeveless suit.

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