Ocean contributed vocals to the album’s ‘Carousel’
Scott’s third album was released last month and hit Number One in the US charts. In a five-star review, NME said: “This is the sound of a musician who has worked to forge an entire world, an empire, around himself – we can peer in, but from afar, guessing at his motives and life behind the velvet rope.”
Ocean contributed to the track ‘Carousel’, on which he delivers the chorus and third verse. His vocals have had Auto-Tune and other effects added to them. But, according to TMZ, the singer was unaware of the effects that would be applied to his voice and he now wants his vocals removed from the track.
Sources told the website Ocean’s lawyers sent Scott a cease-and-desist letter demanding he take Ocean off the song. The rapper reportedly has no plans to do as requested.
Scott was recently the target of rants from Nicki Minaj, whose ‘Queen’ album he beat to Number One in the US. Appearing on Ellen earlier this month (September 4), Minaj discussed her feelings at losing out on the top spot to the star, saying she had wanted to “punch [Scott] in his fucking face.”
“It’s not anger, it’s just what’s right and what’s wrong, and what’s fair,” she said before explaining why she was so annoyed at finishing below Scott. “I’ve had a Number Two album and I never cared,” she said. “It’s just when you have a Number Two album to someone who’s selling shirts, and merch, and passes for a tour that’s not even announced yet, it feels like you’re being tricked. It feels like you’re playing a game and someone is beating you at a game, as opposed to selling music.”
Meanwhile, Scott will headline the first Astroworld Festival later this year. The one-day event will take place in his hometown of Houston, Texas on November 17. No other acts have been confirmed for the festival at present.