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SodaHead Music 2012/03/19 22:54:49
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Believe it or not, this isn't the first time Katy Perry has covered a rap song. She's covered Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin'" on more than one occasion. She's also covered "Friday" by Rebecca Black, "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga, "Whip My Hair" by Willow Smith, "Only Girl" by Rihanna, "Electric Feel" by MGMT, and "Someone Like You" by Adele. She's got quite the second-hand repertoire. But few covers received as much attention as she got this week for rapping "N----s in Paris."

Perry surprised the audience at a BBC Radio 1 recording when she popped on a Yankees cap (questionable behavior for a "California gurl," but whatever) and covered "N----s in Paris" by Jay-Z and Kanye West, off their "Watch the Throne" album. The most surprising thing about it was that it wasn't half bad. Even YouTube comments are relatively tame. Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.

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  • Marcy josh 2012/03/20 16:32:08
    Marcy
    +2
    ^How to Spot a Virgin: 101
  • josh Marcy 2012/03/21 02:57:17
    josh
    srry little missy but i think you have virginity and horniness confused
  • Marcy josh 2012/03/22 03:30:46
    Marcy
    ^How to Spot a Condescending Moron: 101
  • josh Marcy 2012/03/22 03:52:07
    josh
    your probably more condescending than me based of this conversation but whatev thats just my opinion im sure you have some witty remark to that to, so what do i know. :(
  • Marcy josh 2012/03/22 16:47:46
  • josh Marcy 2012/03/22 23:43:39
  • Marcy josh 2012/03/23 00:09:58
    Marcy
    WHEN DID I SAY ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR RACE.
  • josh Marcy 2012/03/23 01:12:02
  • kay29 2012/03/20 09:28:53
    No
    kay29
    +1
    Stick to singing Katy!
  • Aly Hart kay29 2012/03/24 23:23:26
    Aly Hart
    +1
    Or not.

  • Wanderer 2012/03/20 09:03:31
    No
    Wanderer
    +2
    Don't like it,seen waaaay betta,she ain't chillin' it she's killin' it...
  • Ren 2012/03/20 07:47:11
    No
    Ren
    +2
    i love her music, but no, i think she should just stick to her normal music.
  • hawtaaaayyyy-x0 2012/03/20 07:43:40
    Yes
    hawtaaaayyyy-x0
    +3
    She can do whatever she wants. Ily Katy Perry! x0. I LOVE YOU KATY PERRY
  • LADY LI... hawtaaa... 2012/03/20 08:26:23
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    THANKS, MY FRIEND, I ROOT FOR HER, TOO!

    I LOVE HER LOOK IN THIS PIC, SWEET FACE!
  • ♰SɕαɾƖεt♰ 2012/03/20 07:38:22
    No
    ♰SɕαɾƖεt♰
    +1
    can somebody please give me a panadol?????
  • alex 2012/03/20 07:33:28
    No
    alex
    +2
    She can hardly sing a catchy song either
  • Chris 2012/03/20 06:26:37
    Yes
    Chris
    +1
    Yeah she's not bad it's less annoying than the stuff she usually comes up with
  • JustMe 2012/03/20 06:21:15
    Yes
    JustMe
    +1
    I thought it was decent, I have heard for worse from others that claim to be gangsta
  • Jenn the Psycho 2012/03/20 06:02:52
    Yes
    Jenn the Psycho
    +4
    She's better than BOTH Kanye and Jay Z.... in fact I think Nicki Minaj needs to fall off the face of the face of the earth so Perry can take her place!

    nicki minaj derp
  • LADY LI... Jenn th... 2012/03/20 08:28:45
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    I'LL HAVE NIGHTMARE!
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/03/20 05:56:51
    Yes
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    I NEVER LIKED RAP. I'M ALLERGIC TO RAP! I CAN'T STOMACH RAP! BUT I

    LISTEN TO KATY PERRY'S. SHE TRIES, I APPLAUD HER BRAVE EFFORT, AND

    THE AUDIENCE APPLAUSE & LOVE HER. THAT'S ENOUGH! HURRAH! KATY!

    NAYSAYERS, GIVE HER A BREAK, FOR GOD'S SAKE!
  • Rdtourist LADY LI... 2012/03/20 14:57:48
    Rdtourist
    +1
    With Rhythm and attitude: AMEN and Hallelujah, Rap stinks.
  • LADY LI... Rdtourist 2012/03/20 18:06:56
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    I DO FEEL the SAME AS YOU!

    THANKS, WARREN-MY-FRIEND!

    THESE ARE FOR YOU & ALL S.H. FRIENDS!

    I WELCOME SPRING & YOU ALL!

    NATURE SPRINGS FORTH ABUNDANT WITH NEW LIFE!

    ALWAYS HAVE BEAUTIFUL DAYS, ALWAYS!

    AS FOR ME, I WILL ENJOY LIFE TO THE FULLEST!!!

    EVEN I'M GOING TO BE PENNILESS!

    I WAS ROBBED BY IRS-MEN!!!

    BUT I'D RATHER DIE SMILING ON MY FEET!

    NO ONE CAN FORCE ME DOWN ON MY KNEES!





    SPRINGS FLOWERS SPRINGS FLOWERS SPRINGS FLOWERS SUNRISE SPRINGS FLOWERS SUNRISE
  • pink-stars 2012/03/20 05:56:40
    No
    pink-stars
    +2
    Not a genre of music I like that much with the exception of some songs. It didn't move me at all. I found her rapping voice annoying.

    I like some of her songs but she's not that great vocally. More proof to me when you have a set that consists of song covers.

    There are singers you want to hear sing no matter what they sing because they have such a great voice. Some singers you want to here mainly because of individual songs. I think she's the latter.
  • J-DUB 2012/03/20 05:24:25
    No
    J-DUB
    +2
    But I have heard much worse. Nice try though!! Bonus points for effort.
  • Kigan 2012/03/20 04:16:02
    No
    Kigan
    +3
    An unfortunate misstep.

    Hopefully she won't attempt this again.
  • Kelssupe 2012/03/20 04:01:18
    No
    Kelssupe
    +2
    She's can't rap per se but she's a good sport for trying and having fun with it. Just like Selena Gomez and T.Swift did with Super Bass
  • Sterling 2012/03/20 04:00:07
    No
    Sterling
    +5
    I'm not sure if it's worse than her usual garbage though.
  • Mini Twuby 2012/03/20 03:27:22
    No
    Mini Twuby
    +2
    Hey I'm worse! Listen she said this is about to get embarrassing maybe she was meant to be a fortune teller and not a rapper -.- LOLZ
  • ray-bird78 2012/03/20 03:18:31
    Yes
    ray-bird78
    +1
    Cone on people it's not THAT bad!
  • pink-stars ray-bird78 2012/03/20 05:58:11
    pink-stars
    Not bad but not great. I found it boring.
  • Chris pink-stars 2012/03/20 06:28:15
    Chris
    I prefer this to what she usually sings any day...not that I listen to her anyway
  • ☆Snapefangirl☆ 2012/03/20 03:18:02
    No
    ☆Snapefangirl☆
    +2
    I heard better rapping from my little brother and his friends. -.-
  • Wizard 2012/03/20 03:01:46
    Yes
    Wizard
    +1
    Anybody that can carry a note can certainly rap...if something is written for them.
  • Lisa 2012/03/20 02:58:49
    No
    Lisa
    +6
    stick to shooting fireworks out of your boobs
  • Wayne T... Lisa 2012/03/20 03:18:24
    Wayne TH G 333
    +1
    hahaha
    I wish she could read that!
  • Stef and the City 2012/03/20 02:52:37
    No
    Stef and the City
    +2
    You know those really embarrassing parts in the movies that you want to fast forward through because you can hardly stand it? That's what this is to me. My cheeks are red for her. I wonder if Katy Perry orders the fish fillet...
  • Teresa 2012/03/20 02:49:26
    No
    Teresa
    +3
    No.
    Nonononono.
  • being me 2012/03/20 02:11:27
    No
    being me
    +1
    No too bad but she needs to stick at what she's good at.
  • KristinnC: 2012/03/20 02:08:56
    Yes
    KristinnC:
    +1
    it sounds okayyy!!!C:

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