This week Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins stirred up a bit of interest surrounding his upcoming 20-year anniversary in the music industry next year.
In an interview with Hits Daily Double, Jerkins revealed his plans to produce a covers album featuring the likes of Sam Smith and his rendition of Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right It’s Okay” and pairing Ariana Grande and Jessie J. to record a new version of Brandy and Monica’s classic 1998 single “The Boy Is Mine.”
And while Jerkins' idea to revamp the notable hit, which garnered a Grammy win in 1999 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal , may seem like a no-brainer to some, others are quoting a portion of the track’s famous chorus, “you need to give it up!”
With that said, we asked for your thoughts, feelings and opinions on Ariana Grande and Jessie J's forthcoming collaboration. Here are some of the responses we received:
@blackvoices Who is allowing this foolishness to happen?
— Will (@SirWilliamPeter) November 12, 2014
— Stephanie Kazowz (@MidwestRambling) November 12, 2014
@blackvoices AWFUL idea
— og blk feminist (@yungmelanin_) November 12, 2014
@blackvoices Let's have Rihanna (sp) pep up some old Brittany Spears tracks!
— hELL bOOKS (@DaveDo) November 12, 2014
@blackvoices this is one of the worst ideas.Nothing is sacred anymore. And I'm not gonna even touch the appropriation angle. Not gon' do it.
— Cam4Memphis (@CameliaScott21) November 12, 2014
— dale. (@DaleDorlin) November 12, 2014
@blackvoices Awful. Miss. They're sure to butcher it so it comes out all nasally (not a real word, I know) & stiff as hell. 17 thumbs down!
— Lils'beth (@LillyRose247) November 12, 2014