When Jacquees’ remix began receiving more online attention than the original, he was reportedly forced to remove it from YouTube and SoundCloud.
Though he claims he has not earned money from posting the song, the artist was reportedly sent a cease and desist order to have it pulled from all platforms.
It’s not confirmed whether it’s a case of copyright infringement, or whether Mai’s team, or Interscope —her label— took action.
— Jacquees (@Jacquees) September 26, 2018
Jacquees responded to a report on the song being taken down with sad face emojis.
T-Pain also chimed in once fans questioned why Mai’s team would sue Jacquees for remixing one of her songs, and not T-Pain, who famously remixed her hit “Boo’d Up” in July.
T-Pain explained that he doesn’t post his remixes onto official streaming services like Apple, Spotify, and Tidal as to avoid any legal issues. Jacquees posted his Mai remix on SoundCloud and YouTube.
Fans shared their own reactions to the remix news as well.
When Ella Mai ask Jacquees why his trip remix sound better than hers😂 pic.twitter.com/fGneuT3rU6
— DKT (@darleneturner53) September 26, 2018
Soon as Ella Mai saw Jacquees remix blowing up pic.twitter.com/vIBfx9AboO
— A1 (@124Bread) 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
A rep for Mai has not released a statement.