"Rock Your Body" was a reject, everyone could have "bought" it. This way Rihanna also owns Britney one for "Umbrella" and Britney owns one to Kylie for "Toxic"... An influence doesn't mean an obligation imo.urbanmusik wrote:Because he was more than happy to take from Michael and Janet during his debut album (heck, there was even an MJ demo on that album) and talk about how much they influenced him, but as soon as things went awry he through her under the bus.
I can understand that he didn't want the massive controversy as he was starting his solo career off, but profiting from black culture without standing by black people was always going to come back and haunt him eventually.
Janet isn't that innocent either, let's not ignore the fact that she had decorated her nipple for the occasion.
Additionally, one can not simply blame JT entirely of profiting from black culture without standing by black people; he's most frequent collaborators (Timbaland, Pharell) are black people. Even as a featured artist or as a writer/producer he has collaborated so many times with black people (Beyonce, Rihanna, T.I.).
For the rest, i do not know what happened exactly back then (turning his back to Janet etc) so, i won't say a thing.