Rihanna Stole ‘Umbrella’ From Mary J?

Published: Monday 4th Jun 2007 by Sam
Rihanna is currently dominating the charts and breaking records with her hit ‘Umbrella’, however it’s being reported that Mary J. Blige wanted to record the song first. 19 yr old Rihanna managed to secure the track by convincing the songwriters to give it to her instead. Speaking to UK newspaper Daily Telegraph, the Bajan star said:
“Any songwriter would die for Mary to sing one of their songs. So I just prayed that I got it. It was perfect for me – it had a West Indian groove. When I saw one of the songwriters at the Grammy Awards, I went up to him and said, ‘Listen, ‘Umbrella’ is my song. He must have thought I was really pushy and laughed it off. But I held his face and I turned it back to my own, ‘No, I’m serious, I need ‘Umbrella’. Two days later we found out the song was mine.”
Can’t hate on the girl for getting hers; she’s reaping the benefits now. Though, it would be interesting to hear Mary’s take on the track. Thinking about it, I can imagine her doing a pretty good job. In other Mary J. Blige news, the Grammy Award-winning singer will be performing her own MTV Unplugged special this summer.

Who do you think would have sung ‘Umbrella’ better?

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  1. Licia June 4, 2007

    i can’t imagine mary singing that song.

  2. Anonymous June 4, 2007

    mary was offered the song and turned it down. why do you bloggers jsut copy stuff and don’t even check to verify. britney turned it down too

  3. Anonymous June 5, 2007

    mary and that song would not go.

    rihanna was right for it

  4. Anonymous June 5, 2007

    i liked how she went for it.

  5. Anonymous June 5, 2007

    The song SUCKS mud water…. the flyest thang on the track is Jay-Z

  6. Anonymous June 6, 2007

    lol i cannot hear mary singing ella, ella, eh eh eh LOL

    This is Rihannas song.

    It is now # 1 in 20 countries

  7. ivv June 6, 2007

    the’s songs perfect for RIHANNA! mary’s too old for that song…

  8. juiicySCOOP June 7, 2007

    It wouldn’t be a hit with Mary.. I mean it probably would have been on the R&B charts only, but Rihanna took that song places.

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