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Temptation Disputation

Erupts Over 'My Girl'

10/29/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A musical controversy is sending shockwaves through Motown -- two singers belting out their versions of the Temptations classic "My Girl" ... in an a cappella duel to the death!!!!

It all started when Harvey Levin hit the famous Hitsville Museum in Detroit Tuesday ... and was so moved by the experience of being the legendary Motown recording studio, he broke out in song ... accompanied by some sort of warped Temptations dance move.

The next day, David Ruffin Jr. -- son of Temptations lead singer David Ruffin -- challenged Harvey to a sing-off ... while standing in a back alley, somewhere in L.A.

So, we gotta ask ...

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PhillyChick    

Do Harvey drink?

1058 days ago
17.

Sue    

Well, even David Ruffin Jr. doesn't do it as well as David Ruffin Sr. did, but he was definitely in the ballpark, which Harvey was NOT. No one can ever touch the old Temps version.

1058 days ago
18.

Kiley    

Sorry Harvey that was awful!!!!

1057 days ago
19.

PorchiaD    

Maybe if Harvey had a few of the original Temptations to back him up or if what he was singing was in psych with his (attempted) Motown moves... I don't know...so many variables. Was there really a contest? OOOOOh...For entertainment purposes only.

1057 days ago
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Ruffin Fan    

David Ruffin Jr is a chip off the old block. His Dad would be proud of him. David Ruffin Jr is a winner! Bring him back on TMZ we want to see/hear more from him. Encore!!

1057 days ago
21.

Jamine    

UMM its pretty obvious who sings it better... DAVID RUFFIN JR! duuh! lol :D

1057 days ago
22.

Jamine    

David sings it way better! hahaha it's a given!

1057 days ago
23.

cindy hemme    

Nice try harvey.........it's all in the detroit swag..ruffin all the way..

1057 days ago
24.

leisure inc    

In the late 60s early 70s i lived 3 doors down from the Ruffin Family. I went to school with David Jr. I remember singing this song with him walking home from school one day. Even as a 7 year old kid David was better than Harvey

1057 days ago
25.

Andrea    

Sorry Harvey, nice try though but your sound is not even close to being "tempting". Davin Ruffin Jr. wins this one!

1057 days ago
26.

Andrea    

Sorry Harvey, nice try though but your sound is not even close to being "tempting". Davin Ruffin Jr. wins this one!

1057 days ago
27.

Big Buddah    

Big Ruff, no doubt is the best!!!! David Ruffin Jr hands down!!!

1057 days ago
28.

ladydiinpa    

Harvey's dance moves were better, Jr sang better..Harvey I know you were not serious, luv your show, my husband hates it when I watch

1056 days ago
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Shownine Babino    

This Harvey dude is wasting his time. D-Ruff just has it. It's obvious that he is a natural born great singer. It runs in his family. It's in his soul. Like Father like son. D-Ruff is the master of his game. Of all games. Go get em David Ruffin Jr.!!! Shownine -

1056 days ago
30.

chocolatewhisper    

Harvey is blessed with many talents, singing is not one of them. haha David Ruffin Jr is blessed too.. He is tall, handsome with a great singing voice. Sorry Harvey stick to what you do best keeping the public informed. Your educated and successful, you can't have everything.

1056 days ago
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