‘I Was Madder At The Producer:’ Syleena Johnson Explains Porsha Williams Song Drama
A few weeks ago we hipped you to the behind-the-scenes drama that was brewing between Porsha Williams, Syleena Johnson and songwriter Pierre Medor after Porsha debuted a song titled “Perfectly Worthless” as her next single on “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” In case you missed it, we were contacted by a source claiming to be a part of Medor’s camp who blasted Williams for airing the song.
“The recent airing of ‘Perfectly Worthless’ by RHOA has come as a complete surprise to us,” the source told us. “In the business more than one artist will record the same song hoping for the right outcome, as was the case with ‘Perfectly Worthless’. Porsha Stewart wanted a song, Pierre Medor wrote and produced this song in its entirety. Not having any previous point of reference for Porsha, we initially recorded the song for the purpose of determining her vocal abilities and how they would fit with this particular song. It was quickly determined that this song wasn’t the best match for her, so we chose not to sell her the song and notified her management of our decision.”
The insider continued:
“‘Perfectly Worthless’ is a great song and she loves it…we get that. But just like every body doesn’t look good in spandex, every voice doesn’t fit every song. It’s just unfortunate that Porsha has chosen to create another delusional marriage with this song by airing it and claiming to have taken part in its creation.”
“We have since sold the song to Syleena Johnson of ‘R&B Divas’. Syleena, who has a phenomenal voice, did an amazing job recording the song and plans to include ‘Perfectly Worthless’ on her forthcoming album as well as the up coming season of ‘R&B Divas.’”
Syleena recently opened up to Mara The Hip Hop Socialite, and shared that while she was not upset with Porsha, she was completely thrown off by the entire situation.
“I was taken aback, but I was madder at the producer [Pierre Medor],” Syleena explained. ” I felt like uh oh, here we go again with people trying to sell songs to two people and get their money, that’s what I thought.”
“It turns out she had the song first, she actually recorded the song, or attempted to record the song first, and they decided that they didn’t want it, that’s what Pierre was told – this is what I was told because I clearly wanted an explanation,” she continued. “Porsha’s camp had emailed saying that they didn’t want the song, they weren’t going to use the song, and they were going to try to get Bravo to take it off of the show, which is hard to do. They did say that they didn’t want to use it, they didn’t have any intentions of using it. So basically she said she wrote the song, which is not true, which is probably why they allowed it.”
As for the belief that Porsha stole the song the from her or that the mix-up caused some sort of tension between the two singers, Syleena says:
“To me, I don’t feel like the record was stolen from me because she did it first. So I don’t have anything against Porsha in real life, and I’m not throwing no shade, but had we been talking about an actual recording artist who had been doing this for a really long time and had come into this kind of circumstance, I would feel some type of way. I would feel like wow, this was messed up. But because she doesn’t even have an album together, this is really not a big deal for her. She can really go move on, so I really don’t feel like she’s vested in the record. She only recorded like a minute of the song, so I don’t think she’s going to lose any sleep at the end of the day; it’s really not that serious. But I think the beef for them – I think the beef is between Pierre and her – not just Pierre, Pierre’s management and her management because of the misunderstanding.”
Read her full interview here.