Sources at Sony Music tell Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com that no one at the label was involved with ‘B’Day’ at all. “This record was turned in,” says an insider. “It was done completely by Jay Z and his team. They came in, played it for us, and said ‘Here.’ There was no discussion.” Friedman called the Destiny’s Child star’s effort a “shrill dud”, adding, “On top of thudding programmed drums, the otherwise gifted singer sings for some reason about an octave above her range. There is no advisory for dogs.”
Update: The story at FoxNews.com has since been removed.