Earlier this week, Jacquees sat down with DJ Clue to discuss the recent controversy surrounding his remix to Ella Mai’s hit single, “Trip.”
Back in September, Jacquees released the song and video on SoundCloud and YouTube, respectively. However, after the remixed version made its rounds on the Internet, fans were sad to realize that it was abruptly pulled from the services. That’s when the controversy erupted.
But now, in an interview with DJ Clue, the “In The Club” singer is opening up about the entire ordeal.
“I ain’t even understand cause you know, ‘Trip’ was my favorite record,” Jacquees explained. “I had hit Ella Mai like, you know, ‘I love this record,’ I had just met Ella Mai at the CB show.”
“When I met her, she stayed backstage to meet me and I came backstage, and she was like, ‘Jacquees, I love you. I love your music,” he explained. “She was like, ‘Where I’m from, I’ve been a fan of you for like six years.’ She was like, ‘In London, we rock with you.’”
As he continued, he explained that the two had plans to meet up at another show and after party, but she wasn’t able to make it. Instead, Jacquees said he hit her up to express his love for the record, “Trip.”
“She ain’t get back at me, but I remember I put out the video of me singing it,” he said, adding that, “Ella Mai commented and she was like, ‘fire,’ like she put all the fire up under it. And then when I dropped it, it just got snatched. But I didn’t get it cause Fab did ‘Boo’d Up,’ it’s still up, T-Pain did ‘Boo’d Up’, it’s still up. Then Que do ‘Trip,’ and it just get took down.”
“It’s all good, they thought we were tryna monetize off the record,” Jacquees added. “But see, I dropped it on my Soundcloud. The director, who shot the video, he dropped it on his youtube, but of course when you drop on YouTube that’s how you monetize, but it’s all good. I ain’t make no bread.”
“Mustard should of put it together,” Jacquess said. “The fans, the people wanted it.”
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