Jacquees, known from his scintillating flips on today’s R&B bangers, recently found one of his remixes pulled.
On Tuesday (Sept. 25), Jacquees retweeted a story from SA Breaking News, a South African news outlet, that said his remix of Ella Mai’s “Trip” was removed from both SoundCloud and YouTube. While it remains unclear why the song was pulled, the “In the Club” crooner expressed his dismay with a series of teary-eyed emojis.
In a statement sent to Billboard from Jacquees’ rep, his team indicates that there’s no bad blood 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,” the statement begins. “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’ camp also indicates the Cash Money signee remains hopeful that he and Mai will team up for an “original collaboration” down the line. “He is about to release a video for his new single, ‘You,’ and [he] hopes the two are able to collaborate,” reads the statement. “There is still hope for the song as an official remix or maybe fans will get something better that is an original collaboration.”
Initially, upon his remix’s release, Jacquees teased his version on Instagram, before ultimately liberating the track in full last month. After gaining steam with his remix to “Trip,” he released his Quemix to Ty Dolla $ign and Jeremih’s “The Light,” which still remains available on both SoundCloud and YouTube.
As for Mai, her single continues to soar as it is quickly inching its way towards top 20 territory, and is currently sitting at No. 21 on the Hot 100.
Billboard has reached out to Ella Mai’s team, SoundCloud and YouTube.
— Jacquees (@Jacquees) September 26, 2018
Update: DJ Mustard — who signed Ella Mai to his label 10 Summers — chimed in on Instagram and shared a statement regarding the record being allegedly pulled down.
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— Mustard (@mustard) September 26, 2018