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Robin Thicke Was Totally High While Recording “Blurred Lines”

  • Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are being sued by Marvin Gaye’s family for stealing parts of his song “Got To Give It Up” to use in “Blurred Lines.” When Thicke was asked in legal proceedings whether he was present when the “Blurred Lines” rhythm track was being created, he said he was high the whole time. In a deposition, Thicke said, “To be honest, that’s the only part where — I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted — I — I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I — because I didn’t want him — I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.” Err, okay. [Just Jared] Keep reading »

Betty Who’s Video For “Somebody Loves You” Is The Happiest Thing You’ll Watch Today

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Somebody Loves You — Yes, You!

It’s impossible not to be happy while listening to “Somebody Loves You,” the perfect pop song by Australian singer Betty Who. I first became aware of the song when I saw this video of a guy who proposed to his boyfriend in a choreographed public marriage proposal set to the song (in the lumber aisle of Home Depot, no less) and then cried at length. Betty just debuted a new music video for the song and it’s just perfect. Listen to it with someone you love!

The Christian Country Song “God Made Girls” By RaeLynn Is A Hot Feminist Mess

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God Also Made Cheesy Country Music

Hoo boy. Have you heard that song “God Made Girls” by the country singer RaeLynn? She appeared as Racheal Lynn Woodward on season two of “The Voice” on Blake Shelton’s team. It’s a cheesy feel-good song like “Butterfly Kisses” for the millennial generation with just a pinch of Taylor Swift.

To be completely fair, on a baseline level I’m never going to see eye-to-eye with a Christian song that presumes there exists a God who made men/boys first and then got around to making women/girls (as it is told in the Bible, the first woman, Eve, is made from a rib of the first man, Adam). But hey, it’s a country song. Country songs are all about stories. That’s the premise here.

Even that concession, though, doesn’t improve the message of “God Made Girls,” which appears to be: GEE, IT’S A GOOD THING BOYS HAVE GIRLS AROUND TO MAKE THEM FUNCTIONAL HUMAN BEINGS. Keep reading »

Okay, I’ll Just Say It: Some Curvy Women Do Want Their Attractiveness Validated By Men

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"Every Inch Of You Is Perfect From The Bottom To The Top"

We all know pop culture doesn’t always depict average people’s lives or inner thoughts realistically. Unless Pink or Alanis Morrisette have new music out, mainstream pop music doesn’t much reflect the realities of my life.  No matter how catchy a song like “Problem” or “Fancy” might be, they are pure sonic sugar. So, when I first saw the music video for Meghan Trainor’s song “All About That Bass,” it was exciting: not only were her retro outfits totally cute, but her song was straight up body-positive. Trainor sings about accepting and loving her curves, not being a size two and realizing the images she sees in magazines have been Photoshopped and aren’t real. As a curvy lady — hips, boobs, butt, all of it — this was exciting to hear in one of summer’s top pop songs.

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“Fancy” Gets The Presidential Lip Dub Treatment

"First Things First, I'm The Realest"

Presidential lip dubs: they just never get old. Here’s President Obama dubbing one of the songs of summer — “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea. But wait: does this mean the president actually said “bitch” in a speech? [Flavorwire]

Rapper/Model Yes Liv Can Releases Song About Not Hooking Up With Jay Z

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Perhaps This Is Why Bey & Jay Are Having Problems ...
  • Where to start with this one? Remember about a year ago, there were rumors that Jay Z had been flirting with a rapper/model who calls herself LIV (she also goes by Yes Liv Can)? Well, yesterday, Yes Liv Can released a low budget, hella cheesy music video called “Sorry Mrs. Carter.” The song is to the tune of Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson” and the thesis is basically: WAKE UP, BEYONCE, BECAUSE JAY IS CHEATING ON YOU. According to Yes Liv Can, she turned down Jay because she won’t be anyone’s “number two.” Of course, it’s entirely possible she is totally delusional … but even still, I’m getting a sinking feeling that Jayoncé really is about to implode. [Jezebel] Keep reading »
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