is trying to pretend she wasn't baiting controversy when, earlier this week, she insinuated that Britney Spears
did not Brit-speak on will.i.am's single "Scream & Shout" on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live.
"I heard it might not be Britney," Eve stated, sporting a Mona Lisa smile as she added, "That's what I heard, but you know, I don't know... It could be Britney. But I heard it wasn't."
After Britney's publicist slammed the speculation
and called Eve jealous — with the catty aside, "I didn't even know she still sings" — Eve tried to back away from her earlier statements via Twitter:
But Eve is actually not the first celebrity to suggest that Britney does not sing Britney. Henry Rollins told Sun Media in 2008
that the voice we all know and love is only half
They have the black chick come in and sing, and Britney sings over it . . . [She] gets her phrasing basically from this older R&B woman. I found that out talking to an engineer . . . Britney apparently isn't actually the worst singer, she just has no feel. So they bring in this older black woman who sings the song, then Britney sings to it, and they kind of make a mix of the two voices, and that's what you hear on the records.
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