Artists are usually flattered when their peers cover their music. However, Rihanna might not be so thrilled when she hears what Jessie J did with her mega hit ‘We Found Love‘. In fact, the latter sang the tune so brilliantly that Rihanna would probably feel a mix of embarrassment, shame, sadness and anger.
Jessie J visited the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge today and in addition to singing her own hit tune ‘Domino’, she covered Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’. Amazingly, she brought new meaning to the record without the assistance of a Chris Brown lookalike, a backtrack or auto-tune.
Listen to Jessie J’s BBC Radio 1 performances below:
‘We Found Love’
I wonder how Rihanna must feel to know that every artist who has covered her music to date has sound far better than her? Even ‘The X Factor (US)’ contestant Josh Krajcik’s performance of ‘We Found Love’ was superior to hers so what does that say about her limited ability?
In 15 years, if BET ever makes the mistake of honoring Rihanna, the producers of the BET Honors won’t have to search for too long to find someone to cover her music. They could simply pull people from the nearest subway station, give them a $15 iTunes gift card and ask them sing one of her songs that they have set as a ringtone.
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