The recently booted American Idol reject, Jacob Lusk, claims that he is not to blame for his bad choice in music on Wednesday night. Telling only his close of circle friends, Lusk is blaming record producer Jimmy Iovine for being kicked off of American Idol Wednesday. A friend of Lusk tells TMZ that Iovine pressured him into singing the duet No Air by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown instead of the epic hit Crazy by Gnarls Barkley. Lusk insists that choice is the reason he got booted from the show. It makes sense. I mean, come on. Listen to Crazy by Gnarls Barkley:
Now listen to No Air by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown:
There’s no contest when it comes to which song is better. It’s as though Iovine wanted him to be kicked off the show. Even Randy Jackson told Lusk on Wednesday night's episode, “I don’t think that’s the direction for you ... I don't think anybody on this stage should be doing duet songs.”
Frank Zappa, one of the best musicians of his time, summed it all up pretty accurately when he said, “The whole music business in the United States is based on numbers, based on unit sales and not on quality. It's not based on beauty, it's based on hype and it's based on cocaine. It's based on giving presents of large packages of dollars to play records on the air.”
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