This is terrible. :noway:
Will.i.am is Brawndo? At least he's got what plants crave.IT'S GOT ELECTROLYTES!!!1
The musical commentator on NPR this morning was making fun of that, actually. He said something along the lines of Wil.I.Am not wanting to alienate that last 2% that would get offended by "Oh my God", in his effort to make the song as popular as possible.Oh My GOSH? :facepalm:
People love to get offended.The musical commentator on NPR this morning was making fun of that, actually. He said something along the lines of Wil.I.Am not wanting to alienate that last 2% that would get offended by "Oh my God", in his effort to make the song as popular as possible.
I heard a bunch about this on NPR last summer. The people they interviewed were shocked and outraged that his chorus pronounced it "Ay-Rab Money" instead of "Ah-Rab Money". So much that he re-released it with a "fixed" pronunciation. Because a song about being rich and hanging out in Dubai with your Arab buddies is such a profound social statement, you'd better get it right.Arab Money came under a lot of strong controversy from Islamic communities. The released remix came with even stronger negative reaction, as it quotes lines from the holy Quran, which (in such a form) is deemed forbidden in most Arab countries. DJ Steve Sutherland of Galaxy FM  was suspended temporarily when he played the song and listeners complained. In response, Busta said:
Sometimes, people like to twist things. We ain't mockin' the culture. We ain't tryin' to be disrespectful. Ain't no racism going on right here. If you listen to the song, you see that we are actually acknowledging the fact that the Arabian culture, a middle East culture is one of the few cultures, that value passing down hard work riches that's been built amongst the family. It would be nice if a lot of other cultures did the same thing. Feel me? So, I would like for it to be like that in my culture where we could build things to the point where we got so much that we don't need to rely on other cultures to contribute majorly in a financial way, or in whatever other way, to societies, communities or whatever governments we might live in. So, we are actually biggin' up the culture. At the end of the day, I want to be like that. I think a lot of us want to be like that.