Jorja Smith slammed for 'ruining iconic songs’ like TLC's 'No Scrubs'

A 2018 video of Jorja Smith singing her own rendition of TLC's ‘No Scrubs’ resurfaced online, with many users questioning her singing abilties


                            Jorja Smith slammed for 'ruining iconic songs’ like TLC's 'No Scrubs'
Jorja Smith is a classically trained artist who has been singing since the age of 11 (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

While fans worship singers like Adele, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and a few others there are some artists who are caught off-guard. Jorja Smith is the latest singer who got dragged on the Internet over the weekend after an old video of hers resurfaced on Twitter. Soon, a fierce debate sparked between her fans and haters on social media.

"Can the British crooner sing?" became one of the hottest topics on social media after a video of hers singing her own rendition of TLC's ‘No Scrubs’ in 2018 made a comeback on Twitter. It got the Internet talking about the specific cover as many claimed that she should stop ruining the classics. Social media users also suggested that Jorja could not really tune because of her throaty and raspy vocals. Speaking on similar lines, a few other artists like Madonna, Yoko Ono, Bob Dylan, and Lana Del Rey among others have faced heat for their singing abilities or unusual singing voice in the past.
 
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Is Jorja Smith a bad singer?

Jorja Smith was all over the Internet after her old video resurfaced on Twitter. In the cover song, Jorja can be seen taking notes in her smoky voice, which did not go down well with a lot of social media users. The 24-year-old singer, who is best known for her singles like ‘Blue Lights’, ‘Where Did I Go?’, ‘Teenage Fantasy’ and ‘February 3rd', has also time and again covered songs of other artists.

The Grammy-nominated singer has shown her skills on cover songs like ‘All the Stars’ by Kendrick Lamar featuring SZA, Mario’s ‘Let Me Love You’, ‘Cry Me a River’ by Justin Timberlake, and a few others. Jorja’s debut album ‘Lost & Found’, was released in 2018 and peaked at No. 3 on the UK Albums Chart. She won the Brit Critics' Choice Award in the same year. The versatile songstress was also named Best British Female Artist at the Brit Awards in 2019. For the unversed, Jorja Smith is a classically trained artist who has been singing since the age of 11.



 



 

‘Tired of her ruining iconic songs’

The debate picked up the heat as people chose their sides. “Y’all can sit the F**K down and realize that Jorja Smith is and always will be a good singer” claimed one as another pitched in and posted, “Not people on my tl saying Jorja Smith can’t sing.” Speaking on similar lines, one user tweeted, “Jorja Smith can sing, wether she sings in cursive or italics is none of our business .”Another user posted, “So twitter just woke up and decided to dislike jorja smith? did i miss the debriefing for this when did that happen?”
 
The next few slammed the crooner as one mentioned, “I want her to stop doing covers of classic songs.” Another user said, “Usually I am a Jorja Smith shooter but the ability she has to make everything sound the absolute same as if she’s just singing in cursive is beyond me.” One individual asserted, “I’m tired of her ruining iconic songs! She needs to be stopped.” Another added, “Its the interpretation she's trying to put on black americana classics. it comes off garbled slow jumbled run on mess like ariana be doing on alot of her songs..” While one user concluded, “Have you heard her Luther Vandross cover? A shame upon her upon her house!”


 
 
 
 
 
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