SOHH Whatcha Think: Clay Aiken Disses Rihanna + Snoop Dogg To Drop Reggae Album?!
Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 10:37AM
Remember Clay Aiken -- the formerly soft-spoken North Carolina girly-man than got bested Ruben Studdard in the second season of American Idol?
In perhaps the most random story of the week, Aiken took aim at Rihanna of all people, saying that she's one of those artists it pains him to listen to.
Get ready for one random feud: Clay Aiken vs. Rihanna! The "American Idol" alum was a guest on "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen last night, where he got brutally honest about the current state of pop music during a game of "Plead the Fifth." When asked which pop singer today wouldn't make it past the first round of auditions on "American Idol," Aiken was taken aback ... because, according to him, it's too hard to pick just one! "There's too many, I've stopped listening to them because they can't sing" he said, before ultimately deciding on Rihanna ... because she has "some pitch problems."(Too Fab)
Ouch. I'm no reality sing-off judge, but she doesn't sound that bad to me. Check out Clay's interview below:
When I said the Clay Aiken story was the most random news item of the week, I lied. This is: Snoop is making a reggae album. That's right folks, the only rapper with parents not from Jamaica wants to try his hand at reggae. YOLO, I guess.
Snoop Dogg is making a reggae album. The 'Drop it Like it's Hot' rapper has been working with producer Diplo - who has previously produced tracks for Beyonce, M.I.A and Usher - and exploring a new musical direction. Diplo told MTV: "Snoop Dogg is an icon, man; he's bigger than the music. What we're doing is a reggae record. "It's all reggae and he's singing and he's doing a f***ing awesome job and I never knew it, but he had his heart in every song."(BreakingNews.ie)
According to Diplo [pause at that name] he and Snoop have recorded nearly 20 tracks for the yet-to-be-named reggae release. Might I suggest the title, Ganjahstyle? No? Ok. F*ck y'all then.
Diplo added he and Snoop have started on 18 tracks together, and he's excited to get back to recording in April. He added: "We're going to get back into the production of it next month, and I'm really proud of that record. It's the first record I've ever executive-produced and his crew is amazing."(Music Rooms)
SOHH WATCHA THINK: Is the hood checkin' for a Snoop Dogg reggae album? Before you roll out, check out "Champion," by Nicki Minaj featuring Nas, Drake and Young Jeezy
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]