Sunday, June 03, 2007

Rhianna Stole Mary's Umbrella Ella Ella

Mary J. Blige wanted to record Umbrella, but Rihanna persuaded the songwriters to give it to her instead...

Rihanna told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "Any songwriter would die for Mary to sing one of their songs. So I just prayed that I got it. It was perfect for me - it had a West Indian groove.
"When I saw one of the songwriters at the Grammy Awards, I went up to him and said, 'Listen, 'Umbrella' is my song.'

"He must have thought I was really pushy and laughed it off. But I held his face and I turned it back to my own, 'No, I'm serious, I need 'Umbrella'.

"Two days later we found out the song was mine."

(Female First)