Ariana Grande Dishes On ‘The Boy Is Mine’ Remake With Jessie J

Published: Friday 21st Nov 2014 by Sam

Ariana Grande and Jessie J hit headlines globally last week when news that they were planning to re-record R&B classic ‘The Boy Is Mine’ hit the wire.

Debate erupted here on TGJ and on social media, with many voicing their displeasure with the idea of the Brandy and Monica duet (released first in 1998) being re-dressed for a new project by its producer Darkchild.

Prior to now, Grande and J have been notable in their silence on the matter.

However, during a press run in Australia this, 21-year-old Ariana finally shared her view on the furore…

Speaking with Shazam Top 20, the songbird revealed:

“I don’t think I am {remaking the song}. I saw that on Facebook … I was like “Am I? I don’t know.  This is the first I’ve heard of it.

It’s one of my favourite songs….It’s so iconic, it’s so perfect. I was excited by the idea but it’s just an idea. It’s a rumour.” {Source}

Peep the video below…

Granted we were open to hearing a fresh interpretation of the track, when weighing up the pros and cons, it doesn’t seem like the risk is altogether worth it for either Ari or Jessie and this point of their careers.

Your thoughts?

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  1. Beysus November 21, 2014

    They better not… Brandy and Jessie maybe…

  2. #TeamTinashe Stan “Aquarius” Now In Stores November 21, 2014

    Yes Ari! Don’t do it. Continue blazing!!!
    Plays “Baby I”

  3. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT November 21, 2014

    I’m down with the remake, but Ariana the screamer scares me.

  4. Yea ok November 21, 2014

    I’m not here for any remake of this song. Period. Jessie screaming and Ariana’s unaudible lyrics. No thanks.

  5. Tasha November 21, 2014

    Good. I’d rather see Ciara and Rihanna remake the song. Imagine how dope it would be visually.

    • 2bad2bme November 21, 2014

      you children on here are so dillusional

      • Brian310 November 22, 2014


  6. Umm November 21, 2014

    they would both over sing it.

  7. Rosie November 21, 2014

    They will destroy it.
    Also ha at Jester clinging to Ariana for life since her album bombed.

  8. Jay November 21, 2014

    If he truly wants to remake this song, he needs to do it with the right people.

    Toni & Tamar
    Beyonce & Rihanna
    Ciara & Mya

    Those really are the only 3 duo’s I PERSONALLY see fit, vocally, to pull it off without scaring you away from it, more so Ciara & Mya or Toni & Tamar (the two sister fighting over the same guy would be funny twist to it).

    At the same time, just don’t f*** with it period if you’re not going to do it right. I mean, Sam Smith remaking “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay”? No.

    • TheElusiveLamb November 21, 2014

      That Toni & Tamar duet should happen, but not with this song. However that’s a good plot for the song.

  9. #TeamTinashe Stan “Aquarius” Now In Stores November 21, 2014

    Somebody said CiWelfara should do the remake……… did you not see “Mama I Can’t Sing?”

  10. TheElusiveLamb November 21, 2014

    We all know I love my Princess Ari, so I’m happy it’s a rumor. I was not ready for anyone to touch Brandy and nurse Monica’s classic.

  11. cocobutta November 21, 2014

    Fall Back and BOW DOWN!!

    Don’t bother attempt it unless a live tribute to the Grammy winning song with both Brandy and Monica in attendance

  12. C.J. November 21, 2014

    I’m sorry, I’ve tried to like Ariana Grande, but I just can’t understand what she says when she sings. Her enunciation is terrible. She CAN sing, I just wish she would put spaces between her words. :/

  13. Beysus November 21, 2014

    Bey has a new video!!!!!!!! #711

  14. Ariana Skeletor November 27, 2014

    That bag of bones want’s to be Mariah SOOOO BAAADDD…dropping xmas songs now…she better not go nowhere near ‘The Boy Is Mine’…her and Jessie J would literally sound like high pitched goats being brutalized. #KEEPIT

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