It’s a good thing Jeff Bhasker isn’t destiny, because if he was, it’d be clear that he had chosen a favorite child. The “Party” producer (who worked on a number of other 4 tracks, too) took to Twitter to trash Kelly Rowland’s slinky single “Motivation”: “How can this kr song with the weakest beat and melody of all time be the #1 song on urban!? Oh yeah. Wayne.” (Guess he’s not a Weezy fan either.) But why such harsh words for “Motivation”? Find out more below.
The Grammy-winning producer has worked on smash hits for the likes of Kanye West, Alicia Keys, and Jay-Z in addition to Beyonce, so clearly knows a little something about what makes good music. Still, there are a lot of songs out there that probably deserve his criticism even more, so what’s his beef with “Motivation”? Maybe he’s just trying to Bey a leg up, since so many of us are keeping an eye on how the two ladies’ singles and albums are measuring up against each other.
Bhasker followed up with this tweet: “I just listened to Motivation again to see if I was to harsh in my critique. I wasn’t. The lyrics are horrid as well.” (C’mon, Jeff, tell us how you really feel.)
And, finally, calling out the controversy: “Come on twitter you know you live for the negative tweets.”
We’re sure Kells and Bey are mature enough not to let this stand between them, but what do you think of Bhasker’s comments? Out of line, or right on the money?