Okay, for real....- Tia
Everyone has been talking about the whole Kelly Clarkson/Beyonce thing. In my opinion the whole this is being blown out of proportion. Maybe I just don't have a good enough ear, but to me they don't sound enough alike for there to be this much uproar.
Okay...I just found this. Please disregard the above statement...Moving on.
This right here is a not even cute.
I was working in my office upstairs and I had the digital R&B station playing downstairs. I found myself humming along to what I thought was Mary Mary's God in Me. The only reason I even really started paying attention is because I realized that the lyrics that I was singing weren't matching the ones that we coming out of the speakers. The reason they didn't match is because it wasn't Mary Mary at all. It was former Destiny's Child back up singer...errr...I mean former MEMBER Letoya.
Now I understand that songs are going to sound alike. It's inevitable. But this is almost disrespectful. I have so many questions, and not enough answers. That Mary Mary album has been out a while. Since at least last year. Letoya's album isn't even out yet. With God in Me in heavy rotation, one would think that the power's that be would think twice about releasing a song that is IDENTICAL to one that is currently a mainstay on the charts. I've seen the God in Me video on MTV Hits, MTV Jams, and VH1 Soul. This isn't a small song. It's getting played on mainstream radio.
I wonder if the person who gave the song to Letoya didn't think that Mary Mary's version would go anywhere because they're a Christian group....Or maybe they didn't think anyone would notice since neither MM or Letoya are huge stars like Beyonce and Kelly.
Whatever the case, in my opinion it's a punk move.