Fans are totally freaking about the news that Ariana and Jessie J are reportedly remaking Brandy and Monica’s 1998 hit ‘The Boy Is Mine’ — but their reactions aren’t exactly positive. Find out what the Twitterverse is saying right here!
Hitmaker Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, who co-wrote “The Boy Is Mine”, is super excited to have Ariana Grande, 21, and Jessie J, 26, put a fresh twist on Brandy and Monica‘s classic dueling duet, but unfortunately many fans on Twitter feel differently!
Ariana Grande & Jessie J’s ‘The Boy Is Mine’ Remake: Fans Freak Out
All hell has broken loose on Twitter after Rodney’s big reveal. Here’s what fans are saying about Jessie and Ari covering “The Boy Is Mine.”
I adore both Ariana and Jessie J, but the original “The Boy Is Mine” cannot be touched. Ever. Brandy and Monica were and are ***flawless.
— Alex Terrono (@alexterrono) November 11, 2014
Jessie J recording a version of ‘The Boy is Mine’ is blaspheme and offensive and shouldn’t be allowed. Urgh.
— AntRW (@AntRW) November 11, 2014
No one asked for this, but okay. -> Jessie J and Ariana Grande Will Reportedly Re-record ‘The Boy Is Mine’ http://t.co/v5OXLQ5dG6
— Aggi Ashagre (@AggiAshagre) November 11, 2014
The Boy is Mine is trending for all the wrong reasons. Brandy and Monica’s version is UNTOUCHABLE, so don’t even. #youseemtobeconfused
— Emily Ragle (@EmilyRagle) November 11, 2014
Ariana and jessie j to remake the boy is mine ? Absolutely NOT, no, nope. We don’t want it, keep it and send it back to hell.
— * (@smoovetwiminal) November 11, 2014
Of course, some fans are excited about the remake, and we don’t blame them — we’re pumped too!
I love the original of the boy is mine so I’m kinda looking forward to jessies and arianas version
— julia (@heartbeatbase) November 11, 2014
Ariana and Jessie J are covering The Boy is Mine omg I am excited — amanda ♡ (@gomezsgrande) November 11, 2014
Ariana Grande & Jessie J: Remaking Brandy & Monica’s ‘The Boy Is Mine’?
Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins is the one who tapped Ari and Jessie to cover the song, and he obviously knows a thing or two about making hit songs so maybe we should give his vision a chance!
“Next year is my 20-year anniversary and I’m doing a very special project. Some originals as well as reimagined hits. So for example, I’ll do the “The Boy Is Mine” with Ariana and Jesse J,” Rodney, 37, revealed in a new interview with Hits Daily Double.
So HollywoodLifers, do YOU want Ariana & Jessie J to remake ‘The Boy Is Mine’? Do you think another duo could do it better? Or do you think the song should remain untouched? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
— Tierney McAfee