When artists cover songs, it’s usually hit or miss. Sometimes, an artist can reinterpret a song and make it their own. Others might not be so fortunate. Case in point: Khia.
A user on Instagram got a hold of Khia laying down an interpretation of Michael Jackson’s classic song “Dirty Diana” off his seventh studio album, Bad. When they uploaded clips of her supposedly in a studio session, gossip sites like Baller Alert and The Shade Room picked it up quickly and shared it with their fans. Naturally, people were upset.
A video posted by The Shade Room (@theshaderoominc) on Jun 20, 2015 at 4:40pm PDT
A video posted by Baller Alert (@balleralert) on Jun 20, 2015 at 5:40pm PDT
MJ stans even went as far as changing her Wikipedia page to say things like this:
A photo posted by The Shade Room (@theshaderoominc) on Jun 20, 2015 at 5:12pm PDT
Twitter was also unforgetting with their comments:
They going in on ms khia for that Michael Jackson remix I'm going to need her to have several seat before trying to do ms comeback— KeemieBeyhiveKnowles (@KeemieKnowles) June 21, 2015
Just heard khia version of Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson. Well....15 seconds of it. Why, khia? Why? pic.twitter.com/F2u7qlcRFB— Franke Prater (@ownyour24) June 21, 2015
Khia attempting to remix Michael Jackson? No thanks.— Chlóē (@KhloeMac) June 21, 2015
But do you know what the craziest part about this whole thing? The song is seven years old. According to a press release by Brooklyn-based marketing and publicity firm Audible Treats, the "My Neck, My Back" rapper has been promoting “Can’t Let The Head Go” as early as July 2008. The song was uploaded to YouTube in May 2008. Their description of the song is as follows:
True to the title of her upcoming release Nasti Muzik, the a cappella "Can't Let the Head Go" is as dirty and raw as any of Khia's signature material. After a short (and familiar) instrumental introduction, she breaks into a soulful and jealous interlude about a crush overwhelmed by her sexual appetite. The whole track is only a minute and a half, ending with a tongue in cheek "thank you very much" to an imaginary audience. Always sexy and hardly serious, it captures what Khia and her new record are all about.
Thug Misses even marketed the song herself again in 2014.
KHIA "CAN'T LET THE HEAD GO"💋 http://t.co/20L7ZoMDW5— KHIA (@QueenKhia) June 30, 2014
It looks like she finally caught wind of people going in and stopped her "Yum Yum" single tweets on her timeline to say this:
☺️ "Let's Give Them Something To Talk About!" In my Bonnie Raitt Voice🔊🔊🔊— KHIA (@QueenKhia) June 21, 2015
So there you have it. Everything truly lives on the Internet forever.