Ella Mai received online backlash after Jacquees was reportedly forced to take down his remix of her song. Jacquees was forced to remove his remix of Ella Mai's "Trip" from YouTube and SoundCloud after reportedly being hit with a cease-and-desist, according to Newsweek. Ella Mai stopped by Ebro in the Morning with Laura Stylez & Rosenberg to share her side of the story.
At the 8:20 point of the interview, she explained, “I don’t play any role in it, to be honest. I feel like my label made a statement, and there’s not really much else to say about it to be honest. People are gonna take it how they want.” She does say, however, that she cares about the situation only because she doesn’t want anyone assuming it was all her doing. “People don’t actually know the real ins and outs of the industry,” she added.
As for if she minds if anyone covers or remixes one of her songs, she said, “No, I don’t mind at all.” As someone who got her start doing covers, she says she’s very aware of how the industry works with those, and that it only really becomes an issue when monetization is involved.
Following the fallout of Jacquees’ remix of “Trip,” it was speculated that Ella Mai had blocked him on Instagram. “I never even followed him,” she explained. Well that settles that.
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