The single may be one of the biggest hits of Bobby Brown's career, but producer Teddy Riley said that he and Brown argued over 'My Prerogative' -- and he almost passed the song to another artist.
"Actually for 'My Prerogative,' we did it at the house. He sung it just like how we wanted it. We was bull crapping around and that's how it's supposed to be. You've got to keep that same thing when you get to the studio," said Riley to Essence Magazine's Yes, Girl! podcast.
"The problem was when we got to the studio and it was time to sing, he wanted to go on tenor only mode. I was like, 'This song is too high for some tenor only mode.'"
He continued, "I was like, 'Well, listen. We don't have to do this' and then [Bobby] walked out on me… I was like, 'I could take this song and give it to someone else.' But this was made strictly for him."
He says Brown left the studio for three hours before returning. He advised Riley that if it did not come out well, they would do it his way. The rest was history...