Jay-Z is reacting to the new “We Are The World 25 For Haiti” single saying, quote, “some things are just untouchable.” The rapper tells MTV.com, quote, “I know everybody is going to take this wrong…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 want to see it touched.” Jay-Z adds that while he appreciates the efforts made through the song to help the victims of the January 12th Haiti earthquake, he adds that a new song should have been written for the occasion. The legendary emcee says the track’s producer, Quincy Jones, is a “genius” who he respects very much. But he also points out that he made an effort to write a new song for Haiti.
Jay-Z says, quote, “I tried to do that with ‘Stranded’…I didn’t try to make ‘We Are The World,’ but I tried to make our take on how we felt.” Jay-Z’s “Stranded” was unveiled on the George Clooney-hosted “Hope For Haiti Now” telethon last month. The song features Rihanna, along with U2’s Edge and Bono. The video for “We Are The World 25 For Haiti” premiered before the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver last Friday.
In Other News Concreteloop.com is reporting that LeBron James and Jay-Z pose for a photo with some mentoring program participants at the â€˜Sprite Two Kings Dallas Elevators Mentoringâ€™ Event on Saturday (Feb. 13) in Dallas, Texas. The program was developed to give students an opportunity to elevate their lives, through a dynamic curriculum and a series of unique professional experiences.