Kelis criticized "Milkshake" co-writer and producer Pharrell Williams for his silence on the interpolation of her song's melody on Beyoncé's new album,.

Amidst the release of Beyoncé's highly anticipated Renaissance album, the R&B diva spilled some harsh comments regarding an interpolation of her blockbuster single "Milkshake"." .

Kelis claims that neither Beyoncé nor Pharrell Williams, who penned and produced "Milkshake" with his The Neptunes production colleague Chad Hugo,

Pharrell is the smart one. She made this claim in a video broadcast to Instagram on July 28 and characterized it as a "direct hit" at her.

In addition, Kelis said that this was done "on purpose," characterizing it as "very passive hostile."It's terribly dumb, she said.

Released on July 29 was Renaissance, Beyoncé's seventh studio album. Pharrell and Chad, in addition to Beyoncé, were credited as songwriters for "Energy.

According to Kelis, "the meaning of cooperation is that we are working together," hence she does not count "Energy" as a collaboration, as she explained in another Instagram video.

The representatives for Beyoncé and Pharrell did not respond to E! News's requests for comment. Neither party has made a statement regarding the claim.