Jacquees’ Remix of Ella Mai’s “Trip” Removed After Rumored Cease-and-Desist Letter
Jacquees is known for remixing other artist's songs but it appears one of the singer's unofficial remixes may have gotten too popular. According to multiple reports, 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.
The singer's "Quemix" reportedly started outperforming Ella Mai's version on the streaming services, which led to the rumored cease-and-desist. Jacquees acknowledged the removal of his music with a series of crying face emojis on Twitter.
Que also claims to not have made a single cent from his remix of the song and fired back at T-Pain on Twitter after the artist alleged he was making money from the song. "Nigga no I didn't lol hell you talm bout my brother I put it on SoundCloud and YouTube you know my game ain’t cap I love Ella," he tweeted.
Mustard, who signed the singer to his 10 Summers Records imprint, chimed in on Instagram to defend Ella Mai and claims she was not the origin of the cease-and-desist. "Our artists don't send cease and desists, we do," he said. "When you monetize content you don't own you are stealing and no one steals from 10 Summers. Ella had no say in the matter and any platform reporting differently is spreading falsities. This is simply a press or marketing plan, or some other strategy to deviate from the narrative the Ella is breaking records left and right because the music she's making us cutting through straight to fans a ta rate people haven't seen in years. Ella's career started by doing covers and we support all her fans and fellow artists doing the same."
Mustard's issues certainly seem to stem from the fact that he believes Jacquees was monetizing his cover of Ella's song. Jacquees' team also released a statement to Billboard, emphasizing that Jacquees' "Quemixes" are something he has done frequently for a long time. "For the new people who are just catching up to who Jacquees is as an artist, this has become very controversial for no reason," it reads. "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," it concludes.
Jacquees originally dropped his remix of "Trip" earlier this month and quickly racked up nearly 2 million streams in 24 hours, but it appears the song actually wasn't up for long on the services. Shortly after the release of the remix, Jacquees tweeted on Sept. 5, "Damn I'm just having fun wit it aint, song and video took SoundCloud and Youtube ...💔."
While you won't be able to find his remix on SoundCloud or YouTube, you can still stream the singer's 4275 album. The 18-track record features guest appearances from Jagged Edge, Dej Loaf, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Young Thug and more. It also includes the previously released single "Inside."
Check out Jacquees' and Mustard's tweets below.
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