Ella Mai just recently delivered her self-titled debut solo album, but it didn't arrive without controversy. Jacquees had released his cover of Mai's "Trip" and gained a lot of momentum from it, until it was suddenly wiped from existence. The controversy surrounding the removal of the track heated up big time, with some speculating that Ella herself had something to do with it.
At the 8:20 point of the interview, she explained, "I don't play any role in it, to be honest. I feel like my label made a statement, and there's not really much else to say about it to be honest. People are gonna take it how they want." She does say, however, that she cares about the situation only because she doesn't want anyone assuming it was all her doing. "People don't actually know the real ins and outs of the industry," she added.
As for if she minds if anyone covers or remixes one of her songs, she said, "No, I don't mind at all." As someone who got her start doing covers, she says she's very aware of how the industry works with those, and that it only really becomes an issue when monetization is involved.
Following the fallout of Jacquees' remix of "Trip," it was speculated that Ella Mai had blocked him on Instagram. "I never even followed him," she explained. Well that settles that.
During the interview, she also spoke about her rumored sex tape, telling Ebro, "You can't believe everything you read on the internet."