Rick Springfield Reacts to CeeLo Green Music Video ‘Jay-Z’s Girl’

Rick Springfield performs during the iHeart80s Party on February 20, 2016. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty)

Rick Springfield performs during the iHeart80s Party on February 20, 2016. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty)

CeeLo Green has been making some interesting choices of late. At the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Green flashed a bold new fashion aesthetic that saw him completely covered in gold clothing and face paint. According to XXL, it was the debut of his new “persona”, which he’s dubbed Gnarly Davidson. Now, the former Voice judge (and his alter ego) have somehow upped the ante on the unexpected, by releasing a musical love letter to Beyoncé titled “Jay-Z’s Girl.”

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The song takes the instrumental from Rick Springfield’s 1981 classic “Jessie’s Girl” and reworks the lyrics, with lines like “Jay-Z is the king/And I’m probably his biggest fan/But there’s a feeling inside that I’m sure he’d understand/That I’m in love with B, and I want to be her man.” Needless to say, fans are perplexed by the random and, according to MTV, “cringeworthy” cover. It’s also led many to wonder whether the song’s original singer, Springfield, shares in their confusion.

Rick Springfield – Jessie's Girl (Official Video)Rick Springfield's official music video for 'Jessie's Girl'. Click to listen to Rick Springfield on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/RickSSpotify?IQid=RickSJG As featured on The Best Of Rick Springfield. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BORickSpringfield?IQid=RickSJG Google Play: http://smarturl.it/JGGPlay?IQid=RickSJG Amazon: http://smarturl.it/DTTSGPlay?IQid=RickSJG More from Rick Springfield Don't Talk To Strangers: https://youtu.be/cp42V938eBA Love Somebody: https://youtu.be/JIVYW977GVM Human Touch: https://youtu.be/yo0uTu2uLtI More great 80's videos here: http://smarturl.it/Ultimate80?IQid=RickSJG Follow Rick Springfield Website: http://rickspringfield.com/# Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rickspringfield Twitter: https://twitter.com/rickspringfield Instagram: https://instagram.com/rickspringfield/ Subscribe to Rick Springfield on YouTube: http://smarturl.it/RickSSub?IQid=RickSJG ——— Lyrics: Jessie is a friend, Yeah, I know he's been a good friend of mine But lately something's changed It ain't hard to define Jessie's got himself a girl and I want to make her mine And she's watching him with those eyes And she's lovin' him with that body, I just know it! And he's holding her in his arms late, late at night You know I wish that I had Jessie's girl I wish that I had Jessie's girl Where can I find a woman like that? #RickSpringfield #JessiesGirl #Vevo2010-10-26T10:12:36.000Z

As it turns out, the iconic rocker has given the song his seal of approval. “Fun take on ‘Jessie’s Girl’ by @CeeLoGreen declaring his love for @Beyonce!” Springfield wrote on Twitter. He also took reposted the video on his Facebook page, proving to be one of the few voices who thinks highly of CeeLo’s rendition. But given that he knows what it feels like to “wanna tell her that he loves her,” we cant say we’re all that surprised. Check out Springfield’s original post below.