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Eamon’s muse clears the air on breakup song

Last month, foulmouthed R&B singer Eamon hit No. 1 with the breakup anthem ''F**k It (I Don't Want You Back),'' which rips into a cheating girlfriend in rather harsh terms (''F -- - what I said, it don't mean s -- - now/F -- - the presents, might as well throw 'em out''). But the caustic crooner's not getting the last word. Fellow Staten Islander Frankee (who claims to be the demonized ex) has responded with the musical rebuttal ''FU Right Back'' (''...Guess what? Your sex was wack...But I do admit I'm glad I didn't catch your crabs'').

Who's the true injured party? Eamon previously told EW that he wrote ''F**k It'' when he was 16, after he discovered ''this girl I was going with...was doing these things behind my back.'' Frankee disagrees. ''He should be ashamed of himself,'' she says. ''We did break up on bad terms...but I didn't cheat on him.'' When EW called Eamon to discuss Frankee, his label rep said that he had no comment. ''That's crap,'' Frankee rebuts. ''I just wanna send a message to women: Stand up for yourself, know what I'm sayin'? It's for the girls!'' Gloria Steinem would be proud.

Originally posted Mar 26, 2004 Published in issue #757 Mar 26, 2004 Order article reprints
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