I always thought that dis records created by dueling MCs over conjured up beefs designed to sell records (e.g. the Nas vs. Jay-Z beef) I was surprised to find out that the same thing now happens with R&B songs. From an article on MTV.com entitled That Eamon Dis Track? Ho-Wopper Now Claims He Was Behind It we read

The beef between R&B singer Eamon and his so-called ex-girlfriend, Frankee, continues to heat up on radio, as stations across the country follow up his hit "F--- It (I Don't Want You Back)" with her dis track, "FU Right Back." Frankee's song, which uses the exact same music as "F--- It (I Don't Want You Back)," calls Eamon out as being lousy in bed, having pubic lice and generally sucking as a boyfriend. And Eamon loves every word. In fact, he claims he approved the song before the public even heard it.

Not only does he say Frankee was never his girl, he said she was handpicked by his staff to record a response to "F--- It  (I Don't Want You Back)" in order to create the illusion of a feud (see "Eamon's Alleged Old Flame Burns Him With Dis Track"). "There was a big tryout, and I actually know some of the girls who wanted to do the song, but I never met Frankee in my life," Eamon said. "I think it's corny to death, but it's funny."

I've listened to both songs, Eamon's is the better record although Frankee's version is kind of peppy.

Speaking of faked endings there's the article I read this afternoon on Yahoo! about the finalists on the reality show 'Last Comic Standing' were pre-picked which has caused some of the judges such as Drew Carey and Brett Butler to fire barbs at NBC. Brett Butler claimed "As panel judges, we can say that (a) we were both surprised and disappointed at the results and (b) we had NOTHING to do with them". It seems there was some fine print which indicated that the judges where just there for window dressing and the finalists were pre-picked. I guess this just goes to show you that you should always read the fine print.


Tuesday, March 9, 2004 1:40:40 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Just a nit pick. The Jay-Nas beef was not staged.
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