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Explain Yourself!

Come this Valentine's Day, there's one song you definitely won't want to play for your honey: ''F**k It,'' a twisted take on the R&B breakup ballad by Staten Island singer Eamon. Currently the No. 1 single in the country, ''F**k It'' flip-flops between naive adolescent heartbreak and ridiculously incongruous venom. Is it a sexist rant or an ex-fueled lament? We asked the 20-year-old crooner to break it down.

EW Is ''F**k It'' based on a real experience?

EAMON Yeah, it's this girl I used to go with when I was 16...and she was doing these things behind my back.

EW Did you actually cuss her out like you do in the song?

EAMON Yeah, I did. I'm pretty crazy; it was probably a lot worse than that.

EW You call her a 'ho.' That's pretty harsh...

EAMON You think I went too far? I don't think so at all.... [She] goes behind my back and gives somebody [oral sex]?... If that's not a ho, I don't know what a ho is.

EW Did you ever think about calling the song ''Gosh Darn It'' or ''Fudge It''?

EAMON Never...the whole concept of the song is f -- - it, I don't give a f -- -, just f -- - it, meaning f -- - the relationship, f -- - what the people will think of me, just f -- - it, f -- - everything, ya know?

Originally posted Feb 06, 2004 Published in issue #749-750 Feb 06, 2004 Order article reprints