Both projects are believed to be glimpses into the real-life troubles of arguably the most powerful couple in entertainment.
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And as Ryan Cameron summed up in today’s Ryan Report, “the only person who’s not going to be happy with [‘4:44’] is Eric Benet.” Which is an interesting conclusion given the hip-hop mogul seems to span the gamut in subjects, taking on Kanye West in the very first track, Al Sharpton and Bill – make that PILL Cosby (his words) – O.J. Simpson, the whole Future/Ciara/Russell Wilson situation and even, mostly, himself.
Then again, none of them may forever be used as an adjective, as Jay-Z does in “Kill Jay-Z”: “You almost went Eric Benet. Let the baddest girl in the world get away… Never go Eric Benet.”
Meanwhile, this just in from the maligned R&B singer – courtesy of the imagination of Ryan: “Eric Benet said he would do something but he took his shoes off already.” (Ba-dum-bum).