Fiiiiinally! After a three-year hiatus, Lily Allen is back with a long overdue new single and music video … and it’s a FEMINIST ANTHEM, no less. “Hard Out Here” is awesome and fun and catchy in true Lily fashion, but the song itself serves to stand as commentary against celebrity culture and beyond, with none-too-subtle lyrics (“we’ve got a glass ceiling to break”) and a tongue-in-cheek look at female objectification and product placement. “Forget your balls and grow a pair of tits,” she sings. Welcome back, Lils! How I missed you, you beautiful, beautiful human. The goddess walks among us once again!
Prince sure has developed a sense of humor about himself, hasn’t he? First, the notoriously shy singer and guitarist put Dave Chapelle — dressed as Prince, holding a plate of pancakes — on the cover of his new single, “Breakfast Can Wait.” And while it would have been sooooo cool to have Dave Chappelle’s career comeback be an appearance in the music video for that song, Prince went another route, casting a female Prince look-a-like instead. Eighteen-year-old Danielle Curel not only pulls off an on-point Prince impersonation, but she also directed the video. Prince himself — besides his voice and sweet guitar licks, obvs — is nowhere to be found. Watch above!
Huge news on the Justin Bieber front, guys! After 19 years spent nestled snugly inside his body, the young Canadian gentleman’s balls have FINALLY DROPPED. And how do I know this? Because Justin released “Heartbreaker” — which is, can you imagine, “a song for people going through heartbreak” — yesterday as part of his #MusicMondays, where he debuts a new song every Monday for 10 weeks, and he just sounds … different. Manlier. Bieber has also adopted a sort of slurred, inarticulate drawl, which really comes through at about the 2:39 mark in this audio. There’s no video yet, so I’m anxiously awaiting the next footage of Justin attempting to win back Selena Gomez through song. [Lainey Gossip]
Are you having a “Good Time”? Because Paris Hilton is having a good time in her new music video teaser, complete with water guns, alcohol (she’s a bit tipsy!!!!), a pool, flashing lights, Lil Wayne … etcetera, etcetera. Watch the dragged-out atrophy of Weezy’s once-fruitful career in slow motion as he spits (more of a groan, really) a verse so terrible, it almost deserves a pat on the back. [Gawker]
I am running out of things to say about Miley Cyrus, I mostly just wish to see a little less of her exposed tongue. It’s just so much tongue! Even Cher thinks it’s too much tongue, and also that the Cyrus tongue was “coated,” which is v. true, and v. gross.
Anyway, Miley, tongue, et al. landed the October cover of “Rolling Stone”. Of her VMAs performance, she told the publication, “Honestly, that was our MTV version. We could have even gone further, but we didn’t.” I am frightened, but also curious as to what that would entail. There is something about Cyrus that makes me, a fairly freewheelin’ human of approximately the same age, feel like I am 90 years old and seeing women in trousers rather than skirts for the very first time. I’m generally a huge fan of badly-behaved women, so I really don’t know why this is.
Similarly, this new video for “23″ by Mike WiLL Made It (Miley’s rumored new squeeze, byyyyy the way), which features Cyrus, makes me want to rap my cane against the porch floor and holler about THE YOUTH THESE DAYS. Hear ol’ Miley try her hand at some rapping, after the jump. Spoiler: it’s not very good! Keep reading »
In what can only be described as a scene from my worst nightmares, Justin Bieber stripped down in the video for Maejor Ali‘s “Lolly”, where he appears beside Juicy J in a track that’s all about how much women love The D and want The D at every hour of the day. I mean, admit it, ladies – when AREN’T you fantasizing about sucking some guy’s dick? (Ugh, blech.) Read more at Evil Beet Gossip…
There isn’t much Miley Cyrus could do to shock people at this point, but she certainly gives her best effort in the just released video for her song “Wrecking Ball.” Directed by pervtographer Terry Richardson, the video features a naked Miley swinging from a, you guessed it, wrecking ball. She also writhes around on rubble and molests a sledgehammer with her mouth. Deep stuff!
Since Hov only films six-hour performances with his fancy artist friends on special occasions (see: “Picasso Baby”) consider this just released video for “Holy Grail” to be the first true music video off his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. The video features Jay and guest vocalist Justin Timberlake wandering around aimlessly in a poorly lit, gothic warehouse of sorts, where dancers wrapped in white sheets dance to the occasionally slowed down track. Justin really went to town with the flat iron, huh? There’s a champagne glass pyramid and an inexplicable fire too. Maybe Justin got mad that “Holy Grail” is better than every song on The 20/20 Experience so he got all mad and turned into “Firestarter”? Yeah, I said it. [Facebook]