Jacquees Responds After Being ‘Forced’ To Remove Popular Cover Of Ella Mai’s ‘Trip’

27 September 2018, 16:00 | Updated: 27 September 2018, 16:52

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Jacquees has responded after being forced to take down his popular cover of an Ella Mai song called ‘Trip’.

The rising R&B singer, who often releases covers of popular songs, appeared to outperform the original version of the song on some platforms.

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However the song has officially been taken down from all online platforms, including Soundcloud and YouTube, after an alleged request from Ella Mai’s team.

In a statement to Billboard, Jacquees’ team have confirmed there is no feud between the two artists.

"For the new people who are just catching up to who Jacquees is as an artist, this has become very controversial for no reason," reads the statement. 

"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."

Jacquees also hopes that there will be an official collaboration between Ella Mai and himself in the future.

"There is still hope for the song as an official remix or maybe fans will get something better that is an original collaboration," the statement added.

After fans reacted to the news on social media, DJ Mustard, whom Ella Mai is signed to, also released an official statement on Twitter.

“When you monetize content you don’t own you are stealing and no one steals from 10 Summers,” he said.

See the full statement below:

Ella Mai is yet to respond to the situation.

However the topic is being fiercely debated by fans on Twitter.

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