Jessie J and Ariana Grande Are Recording a Cover Of 'The Boy Is Mine'

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It came out earlier today that Darkchild is remaking some of his biggest hits for a 20-year anniversary album, and that one of the songs included will be a cover of Brandy and Monica's "The Boy Is Mine" by "Bang Bang" collaborators Ariana Grande and Jessie J.

As you can imagine, the reaction hasn't been good.

Everybody from Jezebel and Celebuzz to every R&B fan on social media has voiced their displeasure over the unholy duet as if music as we know it is going to cease to exist.

Am I the only one that thinks this isn't such a big deal?

I love "The Boy Is Mine" as much as the next person (I even owned the original CD single when I was about 12), and I'd choose both Brandy and Monica over Jessie J and Ariana Grande any day of the week, but I'm not upset about this cover.

I'm actually relieved that it's Darkchild remaking his own hits, rather than some random producer butchering his work.

Sam Smith will also appear on the compilation with another Darkchild classic, Whitney Houston's "It's Not Right, But It's Okay," and I can't wait to hear it.

I'd probably feel different about this if Jessie, Ariana, Sam, and whoever else is on the album released their covers as official singles and actively promoted them as such, but I don't see the harm in Darkchild getting together some of today's most popular (and talented!) stars to remake a few of his hits for a compilation of covers.

Just be thankful that Darkchild found people who can actually sing to do this album. Can you imagine if he'd picked Selena Gomez to cover Toni Braxton and Beyonce?

[Via Hits Double Daily]