*We’ve never doubted Brian McKnight had good sense … until now.
Dude must be super desperate for a hit because he went and recorded a song that’s raising eyebrows because of its explicitness.
If you haven’t heard it, he previewed it in a viral video posted on Monday. In the vid, McKnight in the recording studio, offering a taste of a new “adult mixtape.” The song he previews is called “If You’re Ready To Learn.”
In the clip (watch it below), McKnight plays both a stripped-down and produced version of “If You’re Ready To Learn,” which operates in the same soulful style as his standard fare but contains choice lines like, “Let me show you your your p—y works/Since you didn’t bring it to me first.”
“Most people only want to hear me do one kind of song,” McKnight says in the video as he intros the song, “but there’s been lots of conversations I’ve had with men, lots of conversations I’ve had with women, just about other ‘sexual type things’ that I’d like to tackle.”
As you can imaging, by late Monday night, “Brian McKnight” was trending worldwide on Twitter, but by early Tuesday morning, apparently due to negative backlash, McKnight removed the viral clip.
“okay im taking it down and ill never do it again im putting up a safe song jeez no sense of humor but i trended for a little while,” he Tweeted. Later, he added, “It’s funny how we listen and let our kids listen to songs about killing people and selling drugs and calling women bitches … I wrote this song crude as it may be about satisfying all women and look what happened.”
Yeah, look what happened. Duh.
Remember at the top when we asked if McKnight was desperate for a hit? Well, according to Nielsen Soundscan, his most recent album, has only sold 47,000 copies since its July 2011 release, compared to 2.4 million copies sold of 1999′s “Back at One.”