Ella Mai gives her side of the story.
Ella Mai's "Boo'd Up" has emerged as one of the year's breakout singles, and the melodic banger has yielded a variety of remixes as a result. One such effort was Jacquees' own "Quemix," which quickly gained traction as a fan favorite of sorts. Unfortunately, its reign was short-lived, as the powers-that-be wasted little time in putting the kibosh on the RnB singer's interpretation.
Immediately, fans started pointing fingers in vain efforts to attribute responsibility. Unfortunately, Ella Mai found herself taking the brunt of it, even though Mustard came out to clarify that she had nothing to do with it; the 10 Summers producer claimed he and his label sent the cease and desist, upon learning that Jacquees was attempting to monetize the remix (a claim Jacquees proceeded to deny). Now, Ella Mai has opened up about the situation, hitting up the Hot 97 studios for a conversation with Ebro Darden.
When asked about the situation, Mai seemed to avoid doling out outright responsibility, instead citing label politics beyond her control. "Bood' Up had five thousand remixes," she explains. "It's not that. It's just when it comes to someone trying to monetize, then it becomes a different issue on the label side. That's never going to happen." Ebro presses further, inquiring about rumors that Mai actually blocked Jacquees on IG; on that note, she smiles, and insinuates that the Hot 97 intern has been peddling fake news. Peep the exchange below.