Def Jam Wants Rihanna To Be The Next Michael Jackson!
Well, not exactly! Just check out the quote from the VP of Def Jam Records, Bu Thiam!
“Rihanna is coming along incredibly. I’m trying to push her to where every song will be a hit, from 1 to 12. I’m talking about NO album fillers. Our bar for this album is Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’ We got smashes from Stargate, Ester Dean, Mel & Mus and Rock City. We’re definitely going in with Ne-Yo, The-Dream and other writers and producers that have always been a part of her creative process since day one. She’s great to work with and very hands on with every song that’s being written and produced. She has visual concepts for just about every song. It’s already giving me the feel of a timeless album, and right now is her time.” [VIBE]
That is a pretty astonishing mission there, Bu! However, Rihanna probably has a greater chance of clearing the oil spill and pulling the cure for cancer out of her rectum. There is no doubt that the island mega-star can put together a great album, but don’t get ahead of yourself. We all saw that moonwalk!
There are millions of Michael Jackson lovers who get very touchy when someone uses his name (MJ stans will slaughter you and feed you to your grandmother’s cats), especially with the anniversary of his death being days away. Just save yourself the backlash and aim lower—say Rebbie Jackson’s Centipede! She would annihilate that!
Good luck on the album, Rihanna Mae Bullock!
[photo c/o RihannaDaily]