Dela West is convinced that Doja Cat and Cardi B are ripping her off. It kind of reminds me of Spirit suing Led Zeppelin over ‘Stairway to Heaven’; you have someone who sucks and is terrible looking to get some money or fame from actual good musicians by exploiting a few superficial similarities because you don’t want to admit you’re not as talented as they are.
Cardi B is probably the wrong person to f**k with, though, she will not take your crap nearly as well as Jimmy Page. And we all heard the rumors about what he did with that groupie and the shark, but he never ripped a bitch’s weave out.
Here’s what Cardi had to say about these accusations on Twitter.
First of all you weird ass bitch u been trying me for hot minute .You really cross the line when u stalkin my fans page and put this s**t on a pic of me & my kid .SO YES THATS I’m bringing my kid https://t.co/hsosqK3HC1 pic.twitter.com/2HamR9tJwr
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) June 30, 2020
First of all you weird ass bitch u been trying me for hot minute .You really cross the line when u stalkin my fans page and put this s**t on a pic of me & my kid .SO YES THATS I’m bringing my kid
Second of all you dumb bitch you ranting for day cause you claim I stole lyrics from you on clout .I WROTE THIS SONG IN JANUARRYYY ! You show me you did your clout song in January bitch you might have a chance.I rhyme clout with Oscar the grouch bitch is not farfech it RHYMES!
Then you claim I stole thotiana from you when you put your freestyle one day after WACK ANNOUNCE I’m on the remix of a song I been record it that I WROTE and RECORD IT infront of blue face & Wack
Sooooo stop WITH YOUR S**T .Never Hurd about you b4 you started using my name for tic too .Stop chasing clout and chase a bag and a dentist like I DID SIS !
She sounds like she’s getting ready to throw a shoe, and I don’t blame her. She decided to log off of Twitter for a while, presumably before Dela gets dog walked,
That was fun! …I’m getting off the internet for a couple days see ya when I see yaaa …..BYEEEETAAAAAAAA
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) June 30, 2020
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If you’re rich and famous, it is in your best interest to be nice to the people who work for you, because if you’re an asshole they’re going to tell people about it. This is a lesson Kanye West clearly has not learned because boy does his former bodyguard, not like him. And it turns out threatening to sue someone over some minor slams doesn’t make them less likely to tell everyone how much you suck.
Kanye West’s former bodyguard Steve Stanulis has not exactly been quiet about his bad a boss he thought Kanye was, and West threatened to sue him for breaching the NDA he signed. Only now Page Six reports that Stanulis claims he never signed an NDA.
But Page Six has now seen a response from Stanulis’ lawyer, which claims the bodyguard never signed a confidentiality agreement in the first place.
The missive goes on: “As such, any efforts undertaken by your clients to enforce any purported ‘confidentiality agreement’ will be met with counterclaims, that will seek significant damages, along with court costs and legal fees.”
In a statement to Page Six, Stanulis’ attorney, Dmitriy Shakhnevich, said, “Our client is being bullied here, and we will not stand for that.”
This guy is currently promoting a movie he was in with Tara Reid, who used to be a celebrity. But he’s clearly had enough of Kanye’s s**t, which is probably true of anyone who worked with Kanye. He even said that “if Kanye and Kim want to go to war, bring it on — they aren’t the only ones with a strong legal team.”
I honestly want this to go to court and see what comes out during discovery about Kanye. America needs entertainment, Kanye, give it to us. Be a star on Court TV which isn’t a thing anymore.
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The Rolling Stones are Threatening to Sue Donald Trump for Using Their Songs at Rallies; Maybe Sacha Baron Cohen Will Write Him a New Campaign Song
Ronald Reagan famously used Brice Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’ as a campaign song, and I’m pretty sure the only reason The Boss didn’t sue to stop him is he thought it was too funny, seeing as how ‘Born in the USA’ is about how America sucks.
Donald Trump hasn’t even been that lucky and basically any time he plays a song at a campaign the musician who wrote it asks him to never do it again, including the ghost of Tom Petty.
It’s gotten so bad for the President that I’m expecting him to start using royalty-free backing tracks and then have ElectronicaBoss42069 put out a statement saying “I don’t approve of Donald Trump and am looking at ways to prevent him from using ‘Rumba Fart Beats Mix 217’ at future events.”
The latest group seeking to stop Trump from using their music is The Rolling Stones, who are threatening to sue if he doesn’t stop using ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ to close his rallies.
Wait… ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’? That’s the song he walks off stage to? I guess that explains why he hasn’t been able to build that border wall. Bill Clinton used Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Don’t Stop’ for his campaigns, a song about how things are going to get better. They didn’t, but at least it wasn’t the “okay guys, temper your expectations” song.
I’d like to mention that when Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman was in his 50s he married an 18-year-old he had been in an intimate relationship with for five years. Do the math on that. Even he thinks being associated with Trump is bad for his image.
But if Trump is really hard up for a new campaign song, maybe Sachs Baron Cohen can write him one. He sang one that seems appropriate enough at a Three Percenter rally this weekend.
Tell me that’s not exactly the sort of thing you hear in your head when you think about what songs you’d expect to hear at a Trump rally. And Cohen got away with that for almost ten minutes because he cut someone a check.
It’s a very strange phenomenon that there are so many statues of Confederate generals and soldiers and monuments to the Confederacy in general. After all, the Confederate States of America only existed for about five years, they were formed and fought for a decidedly evil cause and they got the absolute shit kicked out of them by the United States of America.
A small number of these monuments are battlefield markers that stand at the historical locations of troop deployments and encampments, and a very small number were erected to honor former CSA soldiers for their later, post-war accomplishments. And some are simply grave markers.
Aside from that, though, most of these monuments were inexplicably approved for the sole purpose of supporting racism. Some were built as recently as the 2010s. Most of the monuments were built by or in conjunction with the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a group that also erected statues honoring the KKK.
Taylor Swift, who has long been known for shutting the hell up about politics so as to not alienate any of her fanbases, decided to speak up about these monuments and she is not a fan.
The thing that got Swift to speak out now is Tennessee’s decision to replace a Confederate statue that was torn down during the protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd.
Edward Carmack’s statue was sitting in the state Capitol until it was torn down last week in the protests. The state of Tennessee has vowed to replace it.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 12, 2020
Here’s Swift’s entire statement, from her Twitter account.
As a Tennessean, it makes me sick that there are monuments standing in our state that celebrate racist historical figures who did evil things. Edward Carmack and Nathan Bedford Forrest were DESPICABLE figures in our state history and should be treated as such.
Edward Carmack’s statue was sitting in the state Capitol until it was torn down last week in the protests. The state of Tennessee has vowed to replace it.FYI, he was a white supremacist newspaper editor who published pro-lynching editorials and incited the arson of the office of Ida B. Wells (who actually deserves a hero’s statue for her pioneering work in journalism and civil rights).Replacing his statue is a waste of state funds and a waste of an opportunity to do the right thing.Then we get to this monstrosity. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a brutal slave trader and the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who, during the Civil War, massacred dozens of black Union soldiers in Memphis.His statue is still standing and July 13th is ‘Nathan Bedford Forrest Day.’ Due to social pressure, the state is trying to overrule this, and Tennesseans might no longer have to stomach it. Fingers crossed.Taking down statues isn’t going to fix centuries of systemic oppression, violence and hatred that black people have had to endure but it might bring us one small step closer to making ALL Tennesseans and visitors to our state feel safe – not just the white ones.We need to retroactively change the status of people who perpetuated hideous patterns of racism from ‘heroes’ to ‘villains.’ And villains don’t deserve statues.I’m asking the Capitol Commission and the Tennessee Historical Commission to please consider the implications of how hurtful it would be to continue fighting for these monuments.When you fight to honor racists, you show black Tennesseans and all of their allies where you stand, and you continue this cycle of hurt. You can’t change history, but you can change this.
This is an incredibly thoughtful piece by Swift, and it makes it clear her previous silence on political issues wasn’t because she had nothing to say.
She comes off sort of like the anti-Kanye, staying quiet despite having the ability to meaningfully contribute to the discourse instead of never shutting up despite the fact that you were only ever right once.
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Bhad Babie aka Danielle Bregoli has taken her catchphrase to rehab. The 17-year-old has some “very serious issues” that only rehab can solve. According to TMZ:
Sources connected to the rapper tell us Danielle, who’s just 17 years old, recently checked herself into a facility at an undisclosed location, and has been held up a few weeks now. We’re told she’s receiving treatment for a combination of things … past trauma from her childhood, but also substance abuse in the form of prescription pills.
Too bad, she’s gonna come out all boring and stuff. Oh well.
TMZ says rehab will take 30-90 days, which is perfect for Bhad Babie because she’ll get out just in time for bikini season. Hey girl! Where you been?? Oh right, rehab.
Is it me or is Bhad Babie beginning to look like Lil Kim?
Grimes is Selling Her Soul, as if Anyone Believes a Person Who Had Elon Musk’s Child Could Possibly Have One
One of the best scams in the world is performance art. You just do dumb shit in public and you get to go on late-night TV, provided you’ve had sex with someone famous.
Don’t believe me when I say that’s all performance art is? Here’s a video of Yoko Ono on Late Night with Conan O’Brien performing her most famous piece of art, getting in a black bag.
Does anyone believe for a second she would have been on that show doing that act if she hadn’t goo goo g’joobed John Lennon’s walrus?
Grimes is a performance artist now, and she’s selling a piece called “Claire soul” at a virtual gallery show called Selling Out. The first person to cough up $10 million will be legally entitled to a percentage of the singer’s soul.
I was certain she had sold her soul already in some sort of weird monkey’s paw deal where she wanted to be obscenely wealthy but the catch was she had to become a terrible person and have sex with a goofy white South African narcissist laughing stock. But apparently she did that of her own free will.
HuffPo reports that Grimes said she just “really wanted to collaborate with my lawyer on art. The idea of fantastical art in the form of legal documents just seems very intriguing to me.”
What she should have done was sold the naming rights to her kid, who she named X AE A-XII after the state of California wouldn’t let her put XÆ A-12 on the birth certificate. Apparently Grimes is calling the unfortunate young soul “Little X” even though XÆ A would clearly be pronounced “zaya,” which almost sounds like a name. But she probably could have gotten a few million bucks to call him Raymond James or Papa John or Disney Presents Mulan, all of which would have resulted in way, way fewer ass kickings in middle school.
You probably wouldn’t know who John Legend is if it wasn’t for Kanye West, and he almost wouldn’t be married the Twitter lady who used to be a model or something if not for his music career. But despite the work they’ve done together, Us Magazine reports that Legend says he and Kanye aren’t that close anymore.
The “All of Me” singer, 41, was asked about the status of his friendship with the rapper, 42, in an interview with the Sunday Times on May 31 and clarified if there was a rift between the pair because of West’s vocal support of President Donald Trump.
I don’t think we’re less friends because of the Trump thing,” Legend said. “I just think we’re doing our own thing. He’s up in Wyoming [where West owns a $14 million ranch]. I’m here in L.A. We’ve both got growing families and I no longer have a formal business relationship with him as an artist, so I think it’s just part of the natural cycle of life.”
How much of Wyoming do you have to buy for it to be worth $14 million dollars? I imagine it must go into Colorado, how else would it be worth that much? I mean really, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Wyoming? It’s “uhh, umm…” isn’t it?
For me it’s this clip from Garfield and Friends.
He added that he and the “Jesus Walks” rapper “never talked about politics before. It was never a part of our interaction. Our interaction was almost always about creativity and music.”
Legend added that West is also in “a different place” musically: “He’s doing gospel music. That’s what he’s focused on right now, designing his clothes, so we’re in different places.”
They were just work friends. Of course, Legend performed at Kanye’s wedding to his wife the TV lady who used to be a porn star or something, but I get why you’d want to play that one off.
I often wonder what the hell happened to Kanye that he went from “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” to “Donald Trump definitely does, though.”
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There’s a lot of debate about which internet fandom is the most toxic, even though it’s clearly and self-evidently the “K-Hive,” or people who supported Kamala Harris in the Democratic primary. Beyoncé’s “Beyhive,” where they took the name from, was one contention but Beyoncé has redeeming traits.
Taylor Swift fans are really making a play for the belt with their latest social media campaign, being mad at Burger King because their social media manager made an incredibly mild joke at her expense.
Yeah, that’s the joke. Taylor Swift writes a lot of songs about her exes.
Once #BurgerKingIsOverParty started trending, a lot of people with Taylor Swift fans tried claiming that the whole thing was a joke, but there were many people seriously angry and accused the tweet of “slut-shaming” Swift.
to all the people saying its not slut-shaming: it is. her discography cannot be confined to just the songs she wrote about the intimacies of her life, and anyone who thinks otherwise needs to calm down. wendys was always better anyway ¯\_(ツ)_/¯#burgerkingisoverparty
— aaron “pedersen” (@aaron_john782) May 27, 2020
slut shaming isn’t cute eat zaxbys instead #BurgerKingIsOverParty
— rae @ twilight renaissance (@tomholIands) May 27, 2020
burger king exposed as a sexist slut shamer #BurgerKingIsOverParty
— Jo (csi remix) (@lauvstory13) May 27, 2020
Guys, I really can’t deal with this. I’m tired. You people need to calm down. Taylor Swift is just a singer. I know you like her; a lot of people liked Vanilla Ice, too. In fact, none of Taylor Swift’s albums have sold as well as To The Extreme. That is a fact, you can look that up, Vanilla Ice sold 15 million copies of that album and Taylor’s best-selling album sold 12 million.
It’s okay that people make jokes about a vapid pop singer, it’s not a personal attack on you.
Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em sold 17 million copies and Phil Collins No Jacket Required sold 25 million copies and both of those albums are utter horseshit.
My point ism the world doesn’t revolve around you and if you lose your shit every time someone makes fun a singer you like, no one is going to take you seriously. No one defends listening to Phil Collins. People hide that shit for their whole lives; people hide copies of No Jacket Required in foot fetish porn DVD cases because it’s less embarrassing.
That’s your future if you keep acting like this.
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Billie Eilish releases her short film that shows everyone she looks like your average woman. Such powerful whispering.
Doja Cat Won’t Show Her Boobs for Getting Her Single to Number 1, but She Will Show Them to a Chatroom Full of Racists
It’s barely been a week since Doja Cat pulled off the great simp caper that propelled her single ‘Say So’ to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and she’s already being cancelled again. This time it isn’t for not whipping out her boobs, it’s because someone leaked footage from an offensive group chat the singer frequents.
— hi. (@kldakha) May 24, 2020
You can definitely hear someone say the n-word there. People also found a song she wrote in 2015 called ‘Dindu Nuffin’’, which is a reference to a white supremacist term.
She made an Instagram post addressing the situation late Sunday.
I want to address what’s been happening on Twitter.
I’ve used public chat rooms to socialize since I was a child. I shouldn’t have been on some of those chat room sites, but I personally have never been involved in any racist conversations. I’m sorry to everyone that I offended.
I’m a black woman. Half of my family is black from South Africa and I’m very proud of where I come from.
As for the old song that’s resurfaced, it was in no way tied to anything outside of my own person experience. It was written in response to people who often used that term to hurt me. I made an attempt to flip its meaning, but recognize that it was a bad decision to use the term in my music.
I understand my influence and impact and I’m taking this all very seriously. I love you all and I’m sorry for upsetting or hurting any of you. That’s not my character and I’m determined to show that to everybody moving forward. Thank you.
If you’re writing a blog post about female empowerment, it’s probably not a great idea to start with a sentence that basically says “can we stop being whores like these women now?” and then list every popular female African-American singer (and Ariana Grande). But Lana Del Rey will not being taking that advice.
Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fucking, cheating, etc — can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money — or whatever I want — without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse?
She also goes on to say she’s not a feminist, but being incidentally racist and trying to police everyone else’s sexuality sounds a lot like feminism to me.
Also, these allegations of Del Rey “glamorizing abusive relationships” are from like, 2014 when her song ‘Ultraviolence’ was criticized for the line “He hit me and it felt like a kiss.” Which is stupid, it’s just a song, but why wait six years and then call a bunch of black singers sluts when you address it?
Well, Del Rey has a new album coming out in September, which this post was announcing, so she clearly wanted to make it as controversial as possible. Convincing as many people as possible that you’re a dumb asshole is not a bad substitute for a marketing budget honestly. She’s all over the news right now. No one is really talking about her album but hey, they’re talking about her.
She even posted a reply to all the people trying to cancel her.
Isn’t she a rebel in a studio-approved, marketable way?
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Now that he’s out of prison, Tekashi 6ix9ine has a new single out and he is very mad it’s not number one on the Billboard charts. The first week it was out Doja Cat promised to show her boobs “really hard” if ‘Say So’ hit number one, which it did. Unfortunately for the arm of simps who were buying and streaming it nonstop for a week, she didn’t deliver.
6ix9ine’s new single ‘Gooba’ was stymied a second week when Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande teamed up for a charity single that took the number one spot.
Obviously Tekashi took this like an adult, accepted his reality and moved on.
Or, you know, he went on a rant about how Ariana Grande cheated him by buying 30,000 copies of the single at the last minute, something that hasn’t been substantiated.
I don’t know why he’s so upset, he’s not even number two, he’s still behind Doja Cat.
Grande had some words, though, insisting all their sales were to fans and Billboard only counts four purchases per customer to the chart.
She suggested anyone with a problem with the song hitting #1 “humble yourself,” which is something I don’t see a dude with a 69 face tattoo doing.
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One thing most people don’t realize is that if you’re a big enough piece of shot, charities won’t take donations from you to help you reform your image. Like if Harvey Weinstein tries to slip you a check, you’re probably sending it back.
The catch here is you have to be incredibly toxic because these charities rely on donations and especially on donations from awful rich people trying to make themselves look good and buy a little positive press.
Well, No Kid Hungry decided that it’d be better for some kids to be hungry than to take $200,000 from Tekashi 6ix9ine, telling Complex “We are grateful for Mr. Hernandez’s generous offer to donate to No Kid Hungry but we have informed his representatives that we have declined this donation. As a child-focused campaign, it is our policy to decline funding from donors whose activities do not align with our mission and values.”
Now, Tekashi made a few angry comments about it, saying “@nokidhungry rather take food out the mouth of these innocent children I never seen something so cruel,” on his Instagram.
The problem with his logic is he could just make an anonymous donation if he wants the money to help kids and not just help his reputation. Celebrities never seem to think of that, I guess the idea of doing something and not getting credit for it just doesn’t register with them.
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Last week, Doja Cat promised her army of simps that she would show her boobs “really hard” if her new single hit number 1.
You got played, simps. You should have learned from that Chris Rock bit: no matter what a stripper tells you, there’s no sex in the champagne room.
Honestly, it’s pretty funny. Doja broke the news to her fans on a livestream announcing the bad news to those dudes who bought 80 copies of her single.
— Gumguy (@Gumguy7) May 13, 2020
It got a few funny remixes.
— Goofy Juice (@goofyjuicejames) May 11, 2020
And there were some funny reactions.
Me getting ready to beat Doja Cat’s ass pic.twitter.com/biadRfp9iI
— SaucyShinra (@SaucyShinra) May 12, 2020
It is a pretty catchy song.
And I know you’re disappointed you didn’t get to see Doja Cat’s titties, but I mean… it’s probably going to happen sooner or later.
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Bryan Adams Says ‘Bat Eating, Virus Making Greedy Bastards’ Deprived You From Hearing ‘Cuts Like a Knife’ Live
Did you know Bryan Adams is a racist? Oh, vegan too, which might even be worse. I kid.
Adams revealed a personal side to his fans yesterday when he posted to Instagram. It was, let me search my mind for the right word, not good?
Adams blamed “bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards” for the cancellation of his concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. So basically, a concert where people sit through an hour to hear the two songs they know.
Here’s Adam’s full rant:
CUTS LIKE A KNIFE. A song by me. Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, the whole world is now on hold, not to mention the thousands that have suffered or died from this virus. My message to them other than “thanks a fucking lot” is go vegan. To all the people missing out on our shows, I wish I could be there more than you know. It’s been great hanging out in isolation with my children and family, but I miss my other family, my band, my crew and my fans. Take care of yourselves and hope we can get the show on the road again soon. I’ll be performing a snippet from each album we were supposed to perform for the next few days. X #songsfromisolation #covid_19 #banwetmarkets #selfisolation #bryanadamscutslikeaknife #govegan
Some people on Twitter are saying he was hacked.
Like, was Bryan Adams hacked by Donald Trump?
— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) May 12, 2020
Others are taking the “Bryan Adams was only taking about veganism” route. If that’s the case, I’m ordering two steaks tonight. Oh wait, there’s a MEAT shortage. Those damn bat eaters!! Totally on Adams’ side now.
Bryan Adams is a die-hard vegan and animan rights activist.
So, knowing that, why is everyone jumping to “racism” to explain this tweet? pic.twitter.com/jrWkrqi6EH
— Hypatia (@HypatiaAscent) May 12, 2020
There were some using Adams’ song titles for their hot takes. These would be funny if you know songs from 35 years ago.
The news that Bryan Adams is a disgusting, racist troglodyte really cuts like a knife.
— Dead Sea Squirrel (@the_ns) May 12, 2020
"Everything I do, I do six feet away from you" -Bryan Adams during a Zoom concert
— Coviddy (@puff_step_daddy) May 12, 2020
Adams ruining Canada’s image tonight.
There’s never a good time to be a stalker, but now is an especially bad time to be a stalker. Not only is the guy stalking Billie Eilish a creepy weirdo who keeps coming around her house, he’s also not doing his part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
TMZ reports that Eilish received a restraining order against Prenell Rousseau after he repeatedly showed up at her house.
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Little Richard, one of the best known rock and roll artists in music history, has died after a brave battle with bone cancer.
He was 87 years old.
The sad news was confirmed to People Magazine and other reputable outlets by the singer's long-time publicist, Dick Allen, who has released the following statement:
Little Richard passed away this morning from bone cancer in Nashville. He was living with his brother in Nashville.
He was battling for a good while, many years. I last spoke to him about two or three weeks ago. I knew he wasn’t well but he never really got into it, he just would say 'I’m not well.' He’s been suffering for many years with various aches and pains.
He just wouldn’t talk about it much.
Little Richard sky-rocketed to popularity due to his electrifying stage presence and lively piano skills.
He was known for such classic songs as “Tutti Frutti” and “Good Golly, Miss Molly."
Kelvin Holly, a longtime member of the musician's band, shared a tribute to Little Richard on social media shortly after the news broke.
"Rest in peace Richard. This one really stings," he wrote, adding:
"My thoughts and prayers go out to all of my bandmates and fans all over the world. Richard truly was the king!"
Born as Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, Georgia, the artist took an interest in music after he took a part-time job as a teenager at the Macon City Auditorium.
His talent was eventially discovered by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who invited him to open her show -- and this jump-started his career in the professional industry.
Over time, Little Richard's work was covered by other legendary artists, from Elvis Presley to Buddy Holly.
His music also influenced a new wave of up and coming artists at the time ... including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Rod Stewart.
On stage, Little Richard's act was far ahead of its time. To wit?
He tore off his clothes. He leaped upon the piano. He embraced androgyny long before the subequent stars such as Mick Jagger, Elton John and Bowie.
"I wanted attention," he once said.
"I always had a big head. I wasn’t that interested in money. I wanted to be famous and have a Cadillac. Where I was born the only time you rode in a Cadillac was after you were dead."
Little Richard was iinducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, alongside his contemporaries James Brown, Presley, Ray Charles and Sam Cooke.
The Library of Congress later added the track “Tutti Frutti” to the National Recording Registry in 2010.
Richard is survived by his son, Penniman.
May he rest in peace.
UPDATE: Many more tributes have now come pouring in.
"Sadly, Little Richard passed away today," wrote Gene Simmons, for example, adding:
"A founding Father of Rock And Roll, his contributions simply can’t be overstated. I had the honor of meeting Richard in his later years and was awed by his presence.
"He told me, “I am the architect of Rock And Roll.” Amen!"
Added Stevie Van Zandt:
"RIP Little Richard. The man who invented Rock and Roll. Elvis popularized it. Chuck Berry was the storyteller.
"Richard was the archetype. Maureen and I were so honored being the first marriage he conducted.
"We were lucky to know him. He lives forever in the Underground Garage."
There has been a lot of “woe is me” coming from celebrities on lockdown in their giant mansions because of the coronavirus. At least the ones who aren’t having a nervous breakdown in slow motion. So it’s refreshing to hear from someone who knows that they don’t actually have it bad in any way.
I had no idea Miley Cyrus had it in her to be self-aware, but Page Six reports she does realize how much better she has it than everyone else.
“I know I’m in a unique position, and my experience with this pandemic is not like most everyone else’s in my country and around the world,” she told WSJ. magazine. “My life has been pushed pause on, but really I have no idea what this pandemic is like. I am comfortable in my space and able to put food on my table and [I am] financially stable, and that’s just not the story for a lot of people.”
Basically the worst thing that’s happened to Cyrus is she’s having trouble getting people to appear on her podcast.
“I’m sure a lot of the hesitation for other people saying yes to doing the show is because it almost doesn’t feel right for celebrities to share our experience,” she said. “Because it just doesn’t compare.”
I’m guessing they saw incredibly poorly Nancy Pelosi came off pulling $12 pints of ice cream from one of her two $10,000 refrigerators with James Corden and don’t want to look as clueless as she did.
Which is good, actually. It’s great to see celebrities with some common sense around how people are suffering, since so many of them seem to have none.
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Doja Cat burst onto the scene with ‘Mooo!’, one of the most strangely endearing songs I’ve ever heard. You’d think you’d get tired of hearing her just repeat “bitch I’m a cow” while anime boobs jiggle in the background, but you would be very, very wrong, my friend.
Doja Cat has a new single out, and with it she’s rolled out an interesting marking tactic to go with it: if her single hits number one she’s going to show us her boobs.
If say so hits #1 I’ll show you guys my boobs really hard
— SAY SO FEAT. NICKI MINAJ OUT NOW! (@DojaCat) May 6, 2020
I don’t know how you show someone your titties “really hard,” but I want to find out. And I am clearly not alone.
The simp army has risen once again.. there is hope. https://t.co/UHQ7ET7xq2
— SAY SO FEAT. NICKI MINAJ OUT NOW! (@DojaCat) May 6, 2020
I don’t doubt that there’s an army of simps, I’ve been on Twitter, basically 90% of the posts are thirsty dudes simping for a girl (not Doja Cat) who would generously be described as an Ohio 7.
— Corn (@sneeted) May 6, 2020
Seems like her strategy is working.
— (@IsThatADonut__) May 6, 2020
Come on bois pic.twitter.com/eMzCi5VJb3
— J!MMY (@fufuivan) May 6, 2020
Imagine what the world would look like if we could harness horny for something constructive.
I mean, I get it, though. Like, I understand it. Go buy the damn single.