(WWETV Network) Over the course of time the tension between man and woman has been aplenty, but it has been enhanced in the world of entertainment. One of the biggest romances that split one of the greatest groups in music history was during the age of the Beatles. The two iconic figures John Lennon and Paul McCartney fell out of grace due to Lennon’s love for Yoko Ono. This year would have marked the 50th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The song “Jealous Guy” is said to be about Lennon calling out Paul McCartney.
It is also said the original “Black Beatles” from Gary, Indiana broke up due to one of the brothers marrying into the record label’s family. Who am I speaking of? None other than the legendary Jackson 5ive who paved the way for urban artists today. When Jermaine Jackson decided to stay with Berry Gordy’s Motown Records out of respect for his wife’s father it broke up the most impactful boy group in African American history. The group lasted from 1962 to 1975 and perhaps Jermaine Jackson felt it was also his time to shine with Michael Jackson taking most of the attention from him. Randy Jackson became the replacement for Jermaine as the group would become “The Jacksons” due to his father in law trademarking the name “Jackson 5ive”.
Years later it would become public knowledge that Jermaine Jackson was in a love triangle with iconic singer Whitney Houston. A friend of Houston revealed:
In those early days . . . he was smuggled into her hotel rooms, they worked extra late in the studio, and she even had a code name for him. She referred to him as ‘Ji,’Whitney Houston Friend
The love triangle ended because Jermaine Jackson wouldn’t leave his wife according to New York Post. Another love triangle in music was Beatles member George Harrison and Eric Clapton over “Layla” aka Patty Boyd. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, George Harrison began working closely with and befriended Eric Clapton. This led to the unfortunate circumstance of Clapton falling desperately in love with Pattie Harrison. His 1970 song “Layla” – which was the product of a whole host of lurid things happening in Clapton’s personal life – was inspired by a classic, Middle Eastern narrative poem titled “Layla and Majnun,” which is about a man who is driven mad by his love for an unobtainable woman. Clapton made his feelings clear to both Harrisons, but initially Pattie was not persuaded.
As the ’70s progressed, and George Harrison’s promiscuity and drug usage became increasingly more extreme, Pattie Harrison filed for divorce. In 1974, Pattie and Clapton became a couple and ultimately married in 1979. Harrison wasn’t angry and even showed up at the wedding reception.
This brings me to the world of hip hop and rhythm and blues in the late 90’s and early 00’s as “Surviving R Kelly” has opened up a can of worms. The relationship between Jay Z, Damon Dash, Aaliyah, and R. Kelly has come to the forefront due to recent statements by a former Roca-Fella Executive. It has been revealed that there was tension between Jay Z and Damon Dash over iconic Aaliyah.
The love triangle issue between these three led to Jay Z taking precautions when he started dating Beyoncé which may have put even more strain on Damon Dash and Jay Z’s friendship. WWETV Network Host Brooklyn gives her recap about the situation below.
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