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.
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.
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.
[Via Hits Double Daily]