Jacquees was forced to remove his remix of Ella Mai’s song “Trip” from Spotify.
Twitter is reacting with anger and disbelief to Jacquees being forced to remove his Ella Mai’s “Trip” remix from all streaming platforms because it’s outshining the original. In the world of music recording, you can’t just take someone’s song and chop it up and make it into your own because you can get sued. Nevertheless, artists have been doing this since the invention of music recording, and it will not stop as long as we keep singing.
There are some cases where the remix for a song is actually better than the original, and several artists like T-Pain and Pharrell have been notorious for taking a good song and make it even better, but not without permission. Atlanta singer Jacquees learn the hard way this week when Ella Mai and her team likely send her a takedown notice to remove his version of the song.
While some fans on Twitter expressed their understanding of why he should remove the song, others have expressed their anger because they’ve grown to like Jacquees version a lot more than the original. Ella Mai likely didn’t personally asked Jacquees to take down his remix of the song “Trip,” her label probably did the deed.
— Jacquees (@Jacquees) September 26, 2018
“I forget that everyone isn’t in the industry so they don’t know things,” one fan pointed out. “Y’all know Ella Mai did not personally make Jacquees take down his “Trip” remix, right? She’s signed to a whole ass label. They do that with or without her permission.”
“Ella Mai ugly for that. she should have played her cards right and did a collab with jacquees, or had him pay her to put it on apple music or spottily,” another fan added on Twitter.
When Ella Mai ask Jacquees why his trip remix sound better than hers? pic.twitter.com/fGneuT3rU6
— DKT (@darleneturner53) September 26, 2018
I forget that everyone isn’t in the industry so they don’t know things. Y’all know Ella Mai did not personally make Jacquees take down his “Trip” remix, right? She’s signed to a whole ass label. They do that with or without her permission.
— Good On Any MLK Blvd. (@eleven8) September 26, 2018
? emoji twitter is mad because Ella Mai’s people removed Jacquees’ remix of Trip off SoundCloud and Youtube. He didn’t just post a remix, he shot a whole video lol you can’t treat someone else’s single like it’s yours
— meryl sleep (@sportyidk) September 26, 2018
Soon as Ella Mai saw Jacquees remix blowing up pic.twitter.com/vIBfx9AboO
— A1 (@124Bread) September 26, 2018
I understand the reasoning behind her record label suing Jacquees. But let’s be all the way real, they should’ve put that man on the official remix. His track already did fucking numbers through the media, shit would’ve been a big ass win for the both of them.
— . (@ayytashh) September 26, 2018
Ella Mai trippin trippin, because I ain’t even heard her version of “Trip”. As far as I’m concerned that’s Jacquees song. pic.twitter.com/4QsxNpPnqi
— quemixgangg (@quemixgang) September 26, 2018
Ella Mai was happy with Jacquees’ remix until she saw it was becoming a threat. Perfect example of people wanting to see you good but not better than them?????
— Trigger Specialist (@luch_1ma) September 26, 2018
if ella mai really sued jacquees because of his remix she definitely lost a fan, that’s lame af because i bump both versions faithfully.
— erin (@errrriinnnn) September 26, 2018
Y’all know Nicki was the one behind getting Jacquees’ “Trip Remix” pulled so she could hop on the remix and redeem herself for releasing that horrible “boo’d up” remix. Stay woke. #NickiStoppedMyBag pic.twitter.com/s9z9B0UCa4
— Logan (@Logizzlee) September 26, 2018