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Is this a catfight in the works?
British singer Leona Lewis has revealed that she was the first to sing and record Rihanna’s hit single, We Found Love, which was written and produced by Scottish DJ, songwriter, and record producer Calvin Harris.
Leona tells the Daily Star:
“I worked with Calvin and we recorded ‘We Found Love.’ But he went touring with Rihanna and she ended up releasing it.”
But if she was the first to record the song, why didn’t she release it? The Bleeding Love singer explains:
“I didn’t commit to it because I wanted ‘Trouble’ to be my first single, so I think that was another reason they went with Rihanna.”
As we all know, Rihanna’s version of We Found Love went on to become a huge commercial success, and became the longest-running number one single of 2011 after topping the Billboard Hot 100 for ten non-consecutive weeks in the United States.
The song’s music video, which featured a male lead who looked remarkably like Rihanna’s ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, also won MTV’s “Video of the Year” award at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
Of course Leona wasn’t too happy that the song became a hit in someone else’s hands—especially since it should have been hers. The singer admits:
“It was a bit annoying to see how big a hit it was around the world, but if I’d released it maybe it wouldn’t have done as well.”
Still, the 27-year-old Brit believes that her version was superior to Rihanna’s. She says:
“It was the same version and production but mine’s better.”
“I still have the recording but I’d never leak it. That’s so unprofessional.”
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Uh… so is saying that your version of the song is better than the singer who ended up officially releasing it!
Rihanna has yet to respond to Leona’s comments, but she’ll probably tweet something soon.
And it’s probably going to be rude.