January 23, 2009

Spears’s ‘Amy’ song sparks controversy

The owners of the popular New York radio station Z100 say Britney Spears's record label is providing them with an edited version of Spears's raunchy new single.

The pop star's latest song If U Seek Amy has drawn criticism because it sounds like a vulgar sexual phrase when pronounced quickly, the New York Daily News said.

We plan to play an edited, super-clean version, Tom Poleman, senior vice president of programming for Clear Channel, Z100's parent company, told the newspaper. We're just waiting for a good edit.

The record label will be providing the edit, added Sharon Dastur, Z100's program director, referring to Spears's label Jive Records. They've been letting us preview some potential options to make sure it's appropriate. Last I heard, they were going to have Britney go back into the studio to re-record some tracks for it.

The Daily News said neither Spears's representatives nor her label have publicly commented on the controversy.