Rita Ora’s Idea to Get Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX and Miley Cyrus for ‘Lady Marmalade’ Remake Shut Down
Rita Ora walked into the line of fire when she suggested a 2015 remake of Labelle's 1974 hit "Lady Marmalade." So who is the singer choosing as her potential femme fatale lineup? Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX and Miley Cyrus.
According to The Sun, Ora stated that "it's always been my goal to create another 'Lady Marmalade.'" "I'm trying to round up the troops -- I think it would be me, Miley, Charli XCX -- she'd be fun -- and Iggy," she continued.
The original version by the Patti LaBelle-led Labelles was released in 1974 and was well-received, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Then in 2001, the classic jam was given a modern remix for the first time for the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack. The rare set of singers and rappers included Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Pink and Mya. It also proved to be a hit and fan favorite.
However, Ora's list of ladies was met with horror on the internet. Some Twitter users -- including Iggy herself -- don't see a need for another version of "Lady Marmalade."
"That was an iconic moment in pop history and should be left alone," Azalea wrote in response to a fan who asked her about the song idea.
"Lady Marmalade is iconic. If iggy even tries to rap Lil Kim bars she will injure herself," a Twitter critic wrote.
"Rita said she wants to recreate Lady Marmalade with Iggy, Charli XCX, and Miley," tweeted another with a photo of Kim Kardashian waving "bye" before getting in her car.
Fans thought it was time to revive the fun song -- but with a different cast. And they've got a few Twitter-approved contenders if there were a said remake to make everyone sing "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?" again.
Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Tinashe, Tori Kelly and Rihanna are just some of the names being thrown into the hat for the possible remake.
Check out Iggy's tweet and the rest of Twitter's reaction to Rita Ora's "Lady Marmalade" suggestion below.
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