Jay-Z Disagrees With Remake Of We Are The World
February 16, 2010 at 9:37 AM (PT)
Hip-hop superstar JAY-Z has responded to critics who questioned why he didn’t participate in the re-make of “WE ARE THE WORLD,” to benefit THE HATIAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORT following the recent GRAMMY celebrations in LOS ANGELES. JAY-Z said he doesn’t do remakes and that nothing could ever come close to the original song.
“I know everybody is going to take this wrong. ‘WE ARE THE WORLD’ ... I love it and I understand the point and think it’s great. But I think ‘WE ARE THE WORLD’ is like MICHAEL JACKSON’s “THRILLER” to me,” he told MTV during the annual “2 KINGS” dinner at the NBA ALL STAR weekend. “ I don’t ever wanna see it touched.” JAY-Z also said he’d rather make a new song instead of messing with what’s considered a classic.