The song is so relentlessly catchy that it could stand up to almost any act of butchery but “Problem” definitely sounds worse without Iggy. Her fierce (but still young adult-friendly) verse injected some much-needed attitude into the song, which now just sounds like a straightforward Mariah Carey knock-off mashed with Jason Derulo‘s “Talk Dirty”. Listen after the jump.
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