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No worse than Britney
on December 23, 2004
When Girl you know it's true was released, I was old enough to enjoy Milli Vanilli's Europop rap-dance fusion, but not enough to understand the scandal that put an end to their hugely sucessful career. In my opinion, this thing never even should've seen the light of day : Frank Farian should've used the real signers' images instead of hiring models to impersonate them (to this day, I still can't understand what could possibly have possessed Farian to do such a thing, because it was bound to blow up in his face sooner or later), and Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan never should've agreed to become puppets in Farian's hands. Now, look where their 15 minutes of fame took them : Rob never recovered from the scandal and died of an overdose, while Fab tries to pursue a solo career while being well aware that no one will ever take him seriously again. The only reason why people hate Milli Vanilli so much is because they can't accept the fact that they were so easily fooled. And it's a shame that their songs were erased from all radio playlists, because Milli Vanilli's music wasn't bad at all : it was merely lightweight, well-produced dance-pop. The same thing can be said of a certain Britney Spears, who's also been the target of criticism concerning her lyp-synching during her concerts. Just because she really sings on her albums(if you dare calling it singing...), does it make her more acceptable than Milli Vanilli? Because she too is a marketing toy whose career is based on her looks, not her talent. But this didn't stop her from selling millions of copies worldwide. Let's face it : pop music is based on looks, and it's unfair that Milli Vanilli had to be the ones to epitomize that fact.