“FourFiveSeconds” is not only catchy as hell, but it’s got more layers than you might think!
Rihanna and Kanye West‘s track is climbing the charts for many reasons, including the inclusion of pop legend Paul McCartney. But the song has a bit more star power than it lets on.
Yeezy had one of his fave 90’s girl groups sing backup for her on the song. What group we talkin? Find out, after the jump! (more…)
Posted Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 8:08am
Filed under Kanye West
, Paul McCartney
Right before the biggest gig of her career, Katy Perry decides to talk about her feud with Taylor Swift?
The “Roar” singer told Billboard that she’s not just gonna take hits and keep silent if someone’s bullying her. “If somebody is trying to defame my character,” she said in response to the feud, “you’re going to hear about it.” US Weekly reports:
Swift and Perry’s public spat began last fall when the 1989 songstress revealed in a Rolling Stone interview that one of her singles, “Bad Blood,” was written for an unnamed mean girl. Swift described the fellow pop star as her “straight-up enemy” and claimed that the individual “did something so horrible.” More details on the feud here.
The day after the story went live, Perry fueled speculation by tweeting: “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…”
Us Weekly later confirmed that Swift’s dig was, in fact, written for Perry. “Katy knows Taylor’s song is about her, which is why she tweeted that,” one insider told Us at the time, saying both hitmakers (also exes of John Mayer) were “very competitive.” (In the months following, Perry’s then-boyfriend Diplo got involved in the feud, as well as Swift’s best friend Lorde, who rushed to the “Blank Space” songstress’ defense.)
Perry’s somewhat-threatening promise coincides with her pending halftime show performance at Super Bowl XLIX, which seems like, WAY more important than talking about some silly feud, I think. Still, I wonder what “terrible things” these two have REALLY done to each other…
Posted Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 3:15pm
Filed under Katy Perry
, Taylor Swift
Maybe don’t pop bottles just yet, you two- you got a Hungarian on your back!
Beyonce and Jay Z have apparently outraged Hungarian singer Monika Miczura, (aka Mitsou) who claims the two plus producer Timbaland ripped off a Roma folk song she recorded in 1995 for the first 13 seconds of their gigantic hit “Drunk in Love.”
That’s a big claim, lady!
Miczura wants “Drunk in Love” put on the shelf for good, saying that she never gave them permission and that they are distorting the message of her song. While Miczura’s song is about hopelessness, Beyonce twisted it “to evoke foreign eroticism alongside the sexually intense lyrics.”
According to TMZ, Mitsou says the bastardization of her song, called “Bajba, Bajba Pelem” was done by digitally manipulating her voice with Auto-Tune and various cuts. She wants some sweet, sweet cash for damages done and is also asking a judge to prohibit anyone from playing the song as long as it still has her voice.
What do you think? Does this seem like another person trying to tap into the BeyJay fortune? Or does this feel like a real claim?
Posted Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 1:13pm
Filed under Beyonce
Taylor Swift might be done writing about herself…for the time being!
“I’m really loving collaboration right now,” Swift told Billboard during a quick stop in Los Angeles to support her song “Sweeter Than Fiction” from the film “One Chance..”
“I see it as a bit of an apprenticeship. I want to be around people who love writing songs and have done it for years. Every time I’m in a studio I’m learning, like how to build a drum track, and getting a new perspective on things. It’s so thrilling to keep learning on your fifth album.
“As soon as (an album) comes out I’m figuring out what the next one will be. It’s gotten to the point where each one is a reinvention, which is what I like best. I like it when it sounds new and people don’t know where you’re going to go next.”
In case you didn’t know, “Sweeter Than Fiction,” her end-credits song for the story about “Britain’s Got Talent” winner Paul Potts, received a Golden Globe nomination on Dec. 12; she is also up for four Grammys. Sounds like doing songs about OTHER people has its perks, no?
“It can get pretty intense writing (personal) details — that’s a very vulnerable place to put yourself in. But there’s a specific type of thrill you get from that recounting of your life. There’s a different kind of thrill you get hoping you have accurately portrayed someone else’s emotions that you’re seeing so well done by these actors, James Corden and Mackenzie Crook. The actors did such a great job it was fairly easy to get inside their heads.”
What do you think of Taylor’s new mode of songwriting?
Posted Monday, December 23rd, 2013 at 2:14pm
Filed under Taylor Swift