Rita Ora has revealed her plans to cover “Lady Marmalde” with Charli XCX, Iggy Azalea and Miley Cyrus.
Speaking to The Sun, the “Body On Me” singer said she’s wanting to reunite with her past collaborators and enlist Miss Cyrus to make it happen.
The idea of an updated “Lady Marmalade” has been toyed with for years – particularly during the rise of Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj – but I don’t think anybody is anticipating this collaboration.
Miley aside, none of the other three have the star power (or fanfare) to pull this off. While Charli, Rita and Iggy are all a few years into their careers like Mya, P!nk and Lil’ Kim were, I doubt they would recreate the magic that the 2001 release did.
To me, this perfectly demonstrates the struggle we see today in modern-day pop stars when compared to the genuine pop stars we grew up with in the early 2000s.
Speaking from a UK perspective, the past two years have been plagued with samples and remixes of old hits so it’s puzzling that the industry are keen to re-use past material instead of pushing for original material.
Also, I’m unsure why Rita Ora would ever want to have her vocals compared to P!nk or Christina Aguilera – let’s be real, she’d demand to be Christina.
This isn’t a release I’d be dying to hear – but if there is going to be a remake in the near future then Miley should 100% be involved.
Bottom line, you just don’t mess with pop royalty.
UPDATE: Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX both responded. Charli is down, on the other hand Azalea used some common sense and wants to leave well enough alone.
— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) October 12, 2015
@Diamansus that was an iconic moment in pop history and should be left alone.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 12, 2015