Teairra Marí, the young princess of Roc-A-Fella Records, is going through that Amerie syndrome — all the boys are taking her track and making unofficial remixes of it.
Memphis Bleek, Joe Budden, the LOX's Sheek Louch and Jadakiss, and a slew of others have rapped on her "Make Her Feel Good" and put it out on mixtapes. Amerie went through a similar situation when she released her smash "1 Thing." Marí says that while there are lots of fake collaborations out there, the official remix is the one that features her fam, Jay-Z and Kanye West.
"I love them," she said of the remixes recently, not long after her debut LP, Roc-A-Fella Records Presents Teairra Marí, was released. "I'm actually excited about all of them because people took time to lay a verse to my song. That means they were feeling it. The Kanye one is the real one, with the track change. For me to be able to say that is silly. I can't believe I'm saying that. Kanye is like my brother. Jay is like my father."
Marí's next single, however, is going to be called "No Daddy." In the video she plays a rebellious schoolgirl who is the ringleader of a school takeover. She and some of her rowdy classmates run through the hallways locking teachers in classrooms, and can also be seen dancing on tables.
Larry B. Scott, who's best known for playing openly gay nerd Lamar Latrell in "Revenge of the Nerds," has a cameo as Marí's teacher. Clifton Powell ("Menace II Society," "Dead Presidents") also guest stars, as Marí's mother's mate.
"It's about growing up without a father and saying I don't even care," she explained of the song. "I'm going to do what I want to do. It's his loss."