Jay Chous songs once rejected by Andy Lau, A-mei, says mentor
Posted by admin on Oct 22, 10:00 PM
TAIPEI: Taiwan veteran television show host Jacky Wu, the mentor of singer Jay Chou, blurted out at a recent recording session for a variety show that Chou suffered some nasty setbacks during his early years in showbiz, reported Taiwan media.
Wu revealed that before Chou got famous, the songs he wrote, such as "Black Humour" and "Nunchucks" (which later became his hit songs) were rejected by a number of artistes - the former by now-defunct Taiwan pop group SBDW and the latter by none other than Taiwan pop diva A-Mei.
Wu went on to reveal that Hong Kong Heavenly King Andy Lau had also rejected some songs Chou had written for him and had even complained to him about the matter.
"He (Lau) once told me 'Why did you get a youngster to write songs for me? How am I going to sing them?'" said Wu.
"This Chou guy really knows how to hold a grudge!
"So Andy Lau will never be able to sing a song written by Jay Chou in this lifetime," Wu added.
Shortly after he spoke, Wu regretted spilling the beans on Chou's past and asked the producers not to air that sequence, leaving his other studio guests with bewildered looks on their faces.
Unfortunately for Wu, the show's production team refused to edit the sequence out.