Jay-Z thinks “We Are the Worldremake was a big mistake.

“I know everybody is gonna 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. I don’t ever wanna see it touched,” Jay-Z told MTVNews.com Saturday night at the 2 Kings dinner in Dallas.

Critics agree with the rapper, “The updated take was horribly oversung..save for the 21st-century rap verses added toward the end of the track.”

Continued Jay-Z, 40, “I’m a fan of music. I know the plight and everything that’s going on in Haiti. I applaud the efforts: [Millions have been raised] through text [donations] to Haiti. So I appreciate the efforts and everything, but ‘We Are The World’ is [musically] untouchable like ‘Thriller’ is untouchable. Some things are just untouchable. It was a valiant effort, but for me, it’s gonna be untouchable.”He added, “I think it’s time for us to make a new [song],” Jay-Z said. “I tried to do that with ‘Stranded,’ [the tune Jay Z, Rihanna and U2’s Bono and The Edge premiered at the ‘Hope for Haiti Now’ telethon]. I didn’t try to make ‘We Are the World,’ but I tried to make our take on how we felt.”

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  1. Many people credit Beyonce as being a real role model and in interviews she genuinely presents a strong adult female with even deeper values. Then when you watch some of her videos and see several of her photoshoots you’re left questioning where that good, strong woman from the interviews is. She states that she’s a “good girl” and Sasha, her alter ego, is the “bad girl.” Is it appropriate for her to blame her foul decisions on an alter ego? I don’t think it is.

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