When Tributes Become Diss Records

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Have they changed the meaning of the word tribute and no one told me about it? This is Deena Jonez, an unsigned artist (shocker) being spotlighted on World Star Hip Hop. As you can see, she took a cue from Janet Jackson’s classic “Nasty Boy” and flipped it into something they’re calling a “tribute.”

I’m not one to kill anyone’s dreams, but that ain’t it (c) Johnta Austin.

It’s not anything close to it.

I’m sure it never will be it.

In fact, Deena should never try it again.

This video looks like it cost .75 cents. No wait, $5.25. My friend on AIM said he got that shirt one of the guys was wearing for $4.50 at Aero.

I know Janet Jackson hasn’t given us much to be proud of in recent years, but no one deserves this. I’m sure Janet would rather you spit in her face or take away her peach cobbler than post a video like this on the internet and call it a tribute.

Not to mention this video makes me ask one important question: Who gave her clearance to sample the song? It’s bad enough Plies was able to get Janet and her song for a remix, but now this chick gets a pass? What’s going on, Damita? The family sucking your investments dry now that Michael owes nearly every person on Earth at least $7?

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