If you’re not sick of Danielle Bregoli aka the Cash Me Outside girl aka Bhad Bhabie yet, well, I’d like to meet you because you have a high pain tolerance and should be in MMA or something.
The first single is called “Hi Bich.” Yes, the word is misspelled. No, you are not surprised. Yes, you should take a shot. The second single is “Whachu Know.” Take another shot.
In case you don’t want to listen to both songs, let me sum them up: Bregoli “raps” about how much money she has and things she’s probably never actually done/seen in her life.
On the track “Hi Bich,” she constantly repeats the phrase “Hi Bitch” while “rapping” about a white horse, white Porsche, white Js, and a white wrist. I couldn’t make out any other lyrics in the song, but I know she talks a lot about her haters and how much money she has.
On “Whachu Know,” she once again just says the phrase (“whatchu know about it”) over and over. This time, she asks what do we know about trap houses, Cuban lean, and a bunch of money. She also says the line, “hop out the push with a baddie, she got a nice face and a fatty, do what I say like I’m daddy.” That line makes me believe that she’s either admitting to being bi-sexual, she thinks she’s a pimp, or that this track was initially written for a guy.
Anyway, if you enjoy 14-year-old white girls acting like they’re from the streets and involved in that gang life while also being rich and flashy. Then, what the hell is wrong with you? Listen to better music.
In an interview with The Guardian, Marilyn Manson mulls over a multitude of topics such as the mass school shooting at Columbine where he says it “destroyed my career” because people blamed him for turning the teens into killers. Not only did Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 15 kids, but, more importantly, they also killed his album sales.
“Give them the money and let them make their own choice: guns or records. If [the Columbine killers] had just bought my records, they would be better off. Certain people blame me for the shootings at schools – I think my numbers are low, and hopefully they go up on this record.”
Of course, all this was after Manson started the interview by hiding behind a door and pointing a fake gun at the interviewer’s neck when he walked in. But not before he flicked the reporter’s testicles as some sort of Edison light bulb moment.
This comes as quite a surprise: I have encountered a lot of unusual things as a journalist, but have thus far managed to get by without an interviewee touching my genitals. More surprising still is that leaning over and flicking my testicles appears to form part of his answer to a question about whether he has ever felt consumed by the character he created a quarter of a century ago, in the same way that Bowie struggled to separate himself from Ziggy Stardust or the Thin White Duke. Certainly, the way he says: “That’s the difference!” immediately afterwards suggests it is, but I’m not sure.
Oh, this guy has never been flicked in the testicles during an interview before? Look at Mr. Fancy Pants over here. I’ll have you know that I require my interviewees flick my nut sack at least once during an interview. It’s a great way to build rapport… and to get a boner.
I’m not even sure where to begin with this. Let’s start with Bella Thorne’s tweet of her at Nocturnal Wonderland.
Hi, sativa? Or indica? pic.twitter.com/m8KYOcY1ME
— bella thorne (@bellathorne) September 18, 2017
After seeing Thorne’s tweet, Diplo responded with a heavy sigh, “sometimes I regret inventing EDM.”
sometimes i regret inventing edm https://t.co/W7nhnBAkfW
— Diplo (@_diplo_) September 18, 2017
I’m pretty sure this is a verified parody account for Vice’s What Would Diplo Do, but it was a good enough fake to get everyone’s panties in a bunch.
"Invented EDM" pic.twitter.com/jy1NVYuS6z
— Mike Pomatto (@michaelpomatto4) September 18, 2017
If you’re wondering why fake news works so well, just look at the salt in the replies from people who don’t even know how to look at a profile photo or even look at the bio underneath the photo. I weep for Twitter.
Once upon a time in New York, cartoon villain Martin Shkreli may have paid two million dollars for an album called Once Upon A Time In Shaolin that is not a Wu-Tang Clan album. At least that’s the message from U-God and Method Man, who probably know more about the Wu-Tang Clan than Martin Shkreli.
According to Bloomberg, U-God and Method Man both made statements that when they recorded their tracks for it, it was a Cilvaringz album. Cilvaringz, the producer, eventually brought RZA onboard. U-God’s manager alleged that the album was essentially outtakes from Cilvaringz’s other projects that he and RZA eventually threw together into a concept album.
“We’re very detailed about the quality and how we put our best foot forward,” Neris says. “We would never have authorized anyone to put together a project and call it a Wu-Tang Clan record without us ever looking at it, hearing it, or being in the same room together. That’s just the way these guys work.”
This is essentially all academic, if you ask me. It’s an album that has the Wu-Tang Clan all performing on it. That pretty much makes it a Wu-Tang Clan album, albeit an album akin to one of those Beatles albums they put together after John was killed that’s just outtakes and songs that weren’t good enough to go on an album. I know we all want Shkreli to have been screwed, and he does stand to lose almost a million dollars on the album, but this is, by definition, a Wu-Tang Clan album. Just probably not a very good one.
If there’s a silver lining to this story, it’s that prison hasn’t made Martin Shkreli any less of a douchebag. He gave this reply when asked for comment by Bloomberg:
Shkreli also declined to discuss Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. He responded to an email earlier this week with “hahahahahahahahahahahaha” before castigating Bloomberg LP, which publishes financial data and news. “Bloomberg is an overpriced, legacy software system that subsidizes a money-losing media company,” Shkreli wrote. “This state of affairs will soon change.”
Doesn’t everything this squirrelly little fuck says make you want to punch him in the face? I don’t want to joke about or glorify the basically inhumane conditions we keep prisoners in in this country, but I don’t think there’s any way Shkreli doesn’t get his nose broken by someone he mouthed off to in the next week or so, and I’m not going to have much sympathy for him if it does happen.
We all think Justin Bieber is a piece of shit, right? If you didn’t before, then you must have when he slid into a gym’s DMs to hit on the receptionist, right? Well, after meeting him personally, Marilyn Manson agrees with you.
This all started when Bieber decided to wear a $200 shirt from Barney’s that was basically an existing Marilyn Manson shirt from Hot Topic with “Bigger Than Satan Bieber” printed on the back. That in and of itself isn’t a big deal, if someone put my name on a shirt like that I’d probably wear it, too. The problem is that, as Manson stated in an interview with Consequence of Sound, Bieber opened his mouth and his personality came out.
Manson says that when he first met Bieber “he was [already] wearing the shirt that had his name on my shirt, and he said to me, ‘I made you relevant again.’” “Bad mistake to say to me,” Manson adds.
That’s just a shitty thing to say in general. Is Justin Bieber even relevant at this point? All we’ve been reporting about Bieber is that he hits on receptionists and he cancelled his tour to hang out with Jesus. Do people still even like him after he transformed from baby-faced, non-threatening teen idol to the world’s biggest douche?
“He was a real piece of shit in the way he had the arrogance to say that,” Manson says of Bieber. “He was a real touchy-feely guy, too, like, ‘yo yo bro!’ and touches you when he’s talking. I’m like, you need to stand down, you’re dick height on me, ok? (laughs) Alright? So stand down, son.”
I don’t even like Marilyn Manson and I love Marilyn Manson. Manson mentioned the incident in an interview with Billboard, as well, detailing the immediate aftermath of the incident.
I reply, “That was a great idea you had about doing [my song] ‘The Beautiful People’ at your show at Staples Center tomorrow.” And he goes, “Yeah, it was,” not knowing that I told him an idea that I had just made up. His tour manager sat down, and I asked, “What time is sound check tomorrow? What time should I be there? Because we’re going to do ‘Beautiful People.’” Obviously, when 4 p.m. rolled around the next day, I just didn’t show.
It was nice though that I didn’t have to sue his company for making the shirts that he wore with his name and my face on it. They were very much like, “We know we’re wrong here; just take as many dollars as you want.” So it was a double “fuck you,” but wouldn’t have happened if he hadn’t said, “I made you relevant again.”
Has anyone seen this and been on Bieber’s side? For all his theatrics, Manson has always seemed like a pretty down to earth guy. You could probably have a beer with him, provided you aren’t a self-centered douche whose first interaction with him is to tell him you think you’re better than him.
Just when you thought Example was scraping the bottom of the barrel for rapper names that start with an X, here comes XXXTentacion, which I’m pretty sure is pronounced “extension.” His debut album, 17, was released two weeks ago and hit number 2 on the Billboard charts, and he’s followed that success up with a 150 page deposition detailing how he tortured and abused his girlfriend for months, a copy of which was acquired by Pitchfork. Wow, sounds like a great guy.
Seriously, this guy makes Chris Brown look like… is there a famous musician who doesn’t treat women like shit? Ice Cube has been married for 25 years and seems like an excellent husband and father, so let’s go with him. Anyway, there are some brutal details in the deposition.
He slapped her and broke her iPhone 6S, because she had complimented a male friend on his new jewelry. (XXXTentacion later repaired the phone.) Later that day, XXXTentacion left the room and returned with two grilling implements—a “barbecue pitchfork” and a “barbecue cleaner,” she said—and told her to pick between them, because he was going to put one of them in her vagina. She chose the fork. He told her to undress. He was lightly dragging the tool against her inner thigh when she passed out. He did not penetrate her with it.
That’s just fucked up. I don’t understand what makes a human being treat someone like that, honestly. And it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
When asked during the deposition to “pinpoint the days he threatened to kill you,” the reported victim responded, “Well, when we lived in Orlando, it was literally like every day.”
He seems lovely. He gets even lovelier as this goes on.
About a week and a half into their stint in Orlando, the woman and XXXTentacion were on their way to a show together. They listened to one of XXXTentacion’s songs in the car and she sang along with his verse. Then she hummed along with a verse from a featured artist on the track. After that, XXXTentacion fell silent and left her in the car outside the venue. Inside, they got into a fight. When they arrived home after the show, he took her into the bathroom. “And he was asking me why I was singing his friend’s part of the song, if I like him, why do I like him, like do I ever look at his Twitter,” she said.
Then, XXXTentacion head-butted her, punched her, stomped on her, and put her in the bathtub, where he continued hitting and kicking her. “He also wanted to cut out my tongue because I was singing the song,” she said. She tried to run away down the street. He tackled her, causing her head to hit the pavement. She suffered black eyes, a lump on the back of her head, scratch marks, and bruises, including a large bruise on her ankle where he stomped her.
Okay, I’m just going to stop right there. That’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard. He almost killed her because she sang a part of his song that was sung by someone else. Spin called him “The Most Controversial Man in Rap“, a headline which seriously hasn’t aged well in light of this. I personally don’t see how anyone can read this deposition, which goes on to detail how he almost killed his girlfriend again when she got pregnant because he thought it might be someone else’s, then refused to let her go to the hospital and locked her in a room with bars on the windows, and even want to hear his music.
I know, I’m often saying that we should separate the artist and the person. I’ll watch a Mel Gibson movie even though he’s a crazy anti-Semite. There’s a line, though, and I don’t see how this isn’t so far over the line for everyone that this piece of shit never sells a single album again. I almost felt physically ill just reading about this to write this article, I can’t imagine seeing it and thinking “Oh, but “Look at Me” has such a sick beat”. That guy who punched him in he face is my new hero.
Like any good empire, Taylor Swift knows that the way to be successful in business is to trademark anything you come up with. Yes, Taylor Swift is an empire and a business and a person and a singer. Just go with it.
When 1989 came out three years ago, Swift trademarked the phrases “this sick beat,” “cause we never go out of style,” “could show you incredible things” and every other chorus on her hit album. Basically, if you sang any song off of 1989 and made money from it, Taylor could sue you. I think that’s how this works.
With Reputation slated to hit stores November 10, expect a whole new list of chorus trademarks to be filed in the near future. In fact, Taylor has already started. She’s already filed for two trademarks based on her first single “Look What You Made Me Do.”
The first trademark should come as no surprise as it’s “look what made you me do” and the second is “the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now.” I’m so excited to purchase a Taylor Swift burner phone with the voicemail message that says, “the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now.” If Taylor’s team does not market burner phones after filing for this trademark, everyone should be fired and I should be hired in their place.
According to a Mashable report, these trademarks are going to be put on “magnetically encoded gift cards, reusable shopping bags, ornamental cloth patches, shoe laces, and bathrobes.”
I’ve already purchased two “look what you made me do” bathrobes that I can’t wait to do a striptease with to the song “Look What You Made Me Do.” The chorus sounds like “I’m Too Sexy,” making it the perfect strip tease song.
If you’re made about Taylor filing these trademarks, just wait two months. You won’t be able to say the word “Reputation” without owing Swift at least a dime.
So remember when Usher paid one of his exes a million dollars as a “sorry I gave you herpes” present? People were coming out of the woodwork for some of that sweet Usher STD settlement money, including a dude. Which, you know, fair play, but kind of the weirdest way we’ve found out about a celebrity’s potential bisexuality. Well, aside from that “Dancing In The Street” cover Mick Jagger and David Bowie did in 1985.
Well, according to TMZ, Usher says they’re all lying. Or criminals. Or they just should have known some dicks just have a bit of herpes.
Usher, through his lawyers Laura Wasser and Zia Modabber, also raises an interesting argument … the 3 plaintiffs can’t win because they have “unclean hands.” That means he’s alleging they did something wrong, although he’s not specific.
And there’s this … Usher claims the 2 women and the man don’t have a legal claim because anything Usher might have done was unintentional. The intimation … if he had herpes, he didn’t know it at the time.
And finally he says if he did have sex with them they “assumed the risk” … again, the intimation is that they assume the risk of contracting an STD.
The interesting part of his case is the one named defendant, Quantasia Sharpton. Usher claims he never had sex with her and that he brought her on stage at a concert to make her feel better about being an uggo. Well, again from TMZ, she’s run into a problem as it’s come to light that the sex tape she’s been claiming she made with Usher doesn’t actually exist.
Sharpton did an interview with Miss Jacob Tuesday and claimed straight-up … she made a sex tape with Usher and he was down with it.
Sharpton’s attorney, Lisa Bloom, tells us her client’s statement is really just a “misunderstanding” … Bloom says there is no sex tape. We’re guessing Bloom had no idea Sharpton did the interview.
Oh, and Sharpton doesn’t have herpes. While it’s clearly not okay to go all Typhoid Mary on your groupies, I don’t see how someone who doesn’t have an STD is suing someone for giving her an STD. It’s like suing Chuck Lorre because you laughed too hard at one of sitcoms and injured yourself; no one is going to believe that.
Music and pop culture continually have a tremendous impact on our world. Iconic has re-entered our everyday language. And for a good reason (Have you HEARD Kiwi?)! Something that’s iconic is highly original; it’s innovative or influential. These ten album covers are iconic, the times and artists they represent helped shape music into what it has become, and these particular covers are immediately recognizable even by the most casual listeners.
The baby on the cover of this album is named Spencer Elden, and because of the explosive success of this album, he will always be the most famous baby in the rock industry! Kurt Cobain had this concept come to him while watching a documentary about water births with Dave Grohl. He wanted to paint a picture of a baby already corrupted by money and greed – and he definitely succeeded in a controversial way.
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of The Moon
This slightly trippy prism design adorns Pink Floyd’s eighth album. It is among the most recognizable images in rock music. Storm Thorgerson was the band’s graphic designer for the cover, and he told Rolling Stone that he used the triangle as a symbol of thought and ambition, which he felt related to the lyrics in a big way. It is also reminiscent of a light show. George Hardie put the image together, and he says it represents three things, “the band’s stage lighting, the album lyrics, and [keyboardist, Richard] Wright’s request for a ‘simple and bold’ design.”
The Beatles: Abbey Road
The Beatles are iconic in their own right, but the photo that was used for the cover of their eleventh studio release, Abbey Road, is almost the definition of iconic. It is also the last album where all four of the men participated in the recording sessions. The photo was taken right outside of the EMI Studios building where they recorded the songs. The album saw immediate commercial success and is regarded as the band’s best album, and one of the best albums of all time. The album’s cover has become one of the most famous images in music, and hundreds of people flock to that street to recreate it every year.
The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers
Andy Warhol had been approached before about doing album art for The Rolling Stones, but they didn’t use his design for the original album they approached him for. Later, his idea of using a working zipper on an album cover sprung to life on the cover of Sticky Fingers. Warhol and a graphic artist named Craig Braun worked together on this suggestive art, and the art actually won a Grammy. The zipper opened to reveal some white underwear. Oddly, the cover was banned in Spain and changed to a pretty disturbing picture of a can of fingers in some blood.
David Bowie: Aladdin Sane
The sixth album in David Bowie’s discography came right after his 1972 concept album, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust. Even though this wasn’t the first time his [...]
Taylor Swift’s new album, Reputation, comes out November 10. She’s released “Look What You Made Me Do” which registered a big fat ‘meh’ from me. The chorus could’ve been better, the beat was above average. She needs to do away with being so self-referential about her tabloid life. I’m pressing snooze on that.
But! “Ready for It” is her second song. She previewed a minute of it during ESPN’s Alabama versus Florida State game. She also played some of it during a commercial for ABC’s upcoming fall season. Both ESPN and ABC are owned by the same company, is Swift owned by that company also?
You can’t get much from a minute (just ask your girlfriend, heyyy!!), but it sounds like that big pop sound Swift’s known for. That is to say, catchy, more of a chorus you can sing along to.
Some of the lyrics:
Are you ready for it?
Baby, let the games begin
The games begin
The games begin”
In the middle of the night,
In my dreams,
You should see the things we do, baby.
Would you say, in your, “wild dreams,” Taylor? Hehe.
Are you #readyforit?
No. 1 Alabama. No. 3 Florida State. Right NOW on ABC and streaming live on the ESPN App. pic.twitter.com/pojroWJRHL
— ESPN (@espn) September 3, 2017
— ABC Network (@ABCNetwork) September 3, 2017
As a song, it’s better than “Look What You Made Me Do.” On the other hand, compared to Taylor’s previous songs and albums, I have a feeling this album might not measure up. Look at 1989. Right out of the gate, she had “Shake It Off.” Then “Blank Space,” “Style” and “Bad Blood.” That is a murderer’s row right there. Classics.
“Look What You Made Me Do” can’t hold “Shake It Off”‘s jock. My guess is there’s nothing that will blow anyone away.
In fact, people will probably enjoy the Easter egg hunt with this album more than the actual songs. Here’s an interesting one:
…this may hint at some truth to the astute fan theory that each version of Swift at the end of the “LWYMMD” video represents a different song on the album. It would make sense, since there are 15 tracks and 15 Taylors. It’s also worth noting that “You Belong With Me” Taylor is amongst that crew, so that could potentially be representative of “Ready For It.”
I’ll give it up to Taylor, these little clues and fan theories, if true, are some smart marketing ploys by the Taylor Swift Corporation. At the same time, it’ll do nothing to dispel the idea that everything Swift does is calculated. Her team probably A/B tested every single song and gimmick for this new album. Also, she’s the Aryan Princess. Sooo, there’s that.
Just yesterday my esteemed colleague Jeremy Lambert told you about how Selena Gomez’s Instagram account was hacked by someone who used it to showcase pictures of Justin Bieber’s cock. Well today it’s Bieber’s balls that are making news.
According to the New York Post’s celebrity gossip site Page Six, a Northwell Health employee was fired for allegedly looking at Bieber’s medical records after he was examined for a possible testicular torsion. The employee, Kelly Lombardo, claims this is false and is suing for wrongful dismissal.
Fortunately, Bieber’s balls are just fine, but a staffer working at the hospital can’t say the same. A woman named Kelly Lombardo allegedly accessed Bieber’s medical files after hearing rumors he was admitted for an STD instead of a testicle injury and was subsequently fired.
Lombardo has since filed a wrongful-termination claim with the New York Division of Human Rights. She claims she was fired for being a woman.
“My client never accessed Mr. Bieber’s medical file,” Lombardo’s attorney, David H. Rosenberg, told Page Six on Tuesday. “She was falsely accused of doing so on account of her gender.”
First of all, having seen Bieber’s cock and balls, “just fine” is a pretty apt description, they’re certainly nothing special. Secondly, I can’t really blame her if she did look at Bieber’s records to check for an STD, everything about that dude screams “I have HPV!”
I almost feel bad for Justin. He was very publicly rejected by a woman who runs the desk at a gym, he was banned in China, and he was dissed by Hanson. Oh yeah, and we’ve reported on his dick two days in a row, which, if the gym girl is any indication, is the most attention it’s gotten in a while.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week, you’ll know that Taylor Swift is back and ready to destroy everyone in her path.
But for the past six months, she’s been living under that rock with you.
Following Kim Kardashian releasing the clip of Taylor kinda sorta agreeing to be part of Kanye West’s narrative, Taylor decided that she didn’t want to be part of the narrative and disconnected herself from the world. What has she done in the last six months? Work on what’s going to be the greatest album of all-time, of course.
Here’s what a source had to say to PEOPLE about Taylor’s disappearance following the West feud, the Katy Perry feud, and break-ups with Tom Hiddleston and Calvin Harris.
“It was draining her and she needed to disappear to reinvent herself. It was time to change things up and take another approach.”
Translation: it was time to write scathing diss records and create petty music videos. Oh, and date some guy no one has ever heard of who won’t be stupid enough to wear a “I <3 TS” shirts in public like an attention-seeking douche.
The source continued by saying that Taylor felt like her life was “spinning out of control” and “wants the focus to be on her music.”
You won’t find a bigger Taylor Swift supporter on this site than me, but when her music is focused on her life and the people involved in her life, the focus will never be on her music. If she wants the focus on her music, she should go back to writing country songs about burning pictures and crying while playing guitar.
She’s talking about her life through her music and I don’t think she’s naive enough to think that we won’t be talking about her life through our social media.
When Reputation drops on Nov. 10, I have a feeling she’ll give us plenty to talk about.
Hello, fellow kids. Have you heard about this new music called electronic dance music or EDM for short? I hear it’s going to be big. 48-year-old Will Smith thinks so too. That’s why he and DJ Jazzy Jeff are now producing the wub wubs with bass drops while singing about what all the kids are into these days. Getting lit, partying, Transformers and FYRE!
Here’s Mr. Jiggy performing his new single “Get Lit” at the Livewire Festival. *Scritch scratches USB stick*
Taylor Swift does not do subtlety.
Three days after releasing her much-lampooned new single, "Look What You Made Me Do," the global superstar unveiled her music video for the track early on at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
And the footage took aim at the paparazzi, at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West... and even at herself.
The video opened with a gravestone that reads "Here Lies Taylor Swift’s Reputation."
The last word there, of course, is the name of Swift's upcoming studio album, which drops on November 10.
It's also a reference to the way Swift has seen her name dragged through the mud for just over a year now, ever since Kim and Kanye exposed her as somewhat of a phony last summer.
(In July of 2016, Kardashian played a phone call to the world in which Swift gave her husband permission to include a negative lyric about Taylor in his song "Famous," despite Swift having previously claimed foul when the track went viral.)
Swift then dances around a cemetery while dressed like a zombie, prior to miming the shooting of a gun in a bathtub, draped in diamond.
From there, we see Taylor sitting on a throne, drinking tea (clearly trolling the trolls) and ignoring the snakes slithering all around her.
(Reminder: Kardashian referred to Swift as a snake after igniting their aforementioned feud last year.)
Cut to Swift in a car accident, the paparazzi snapping photos all around here as she sort of writhes in pain… yet stares at a Grammy Award while doing so.
(Translation: Oh yeah? You think my career is a trainwreck and you want to throw a Taylor Swift is over party? I'll just be over here, admiring my Grammys...)
Later on, Swift swings on a swing in a giant birdcage… joins some kind of motorcycle gang… swings a baseball bat in anger (undoubtedly creating more Beyhive backlash)… dons a dominatrix outfit... and dances around with guys in I Heart TS shirts.
(During July Fourth weekend in 2016, Swift and then-boyfriend Tom Hiddleston received tons of crap when the latter was seen wearing a shirt with this same message on it.)
But the end of the video is when Swift truly comes clean. It’s where she lets EVERYthing out.
Various versions of the singer stand in front of a private jet with the word "REPUTATION" on it and engage in a conversation.
"Stop acting like you are all nice, you are so fake," one Taylor says to another Taylor, referencing the biggest criticism most haters have of Swift.
We then see Swift very clearly mocking Kardashian as she sends out the infamous Snapchat video from last summer, with Swift uttering the line she wrote on Instagram in response to the scandal last year.
I'd very much like to be excluded from this narrative.
On the whole, there's A LOT to unpack here.
Is Swift copying Beyonce at certain parts? Is she being too direct in responding to critics? Is she playing the annoying victim once again?
Or is this prime and perfect Taylor Swift in all her vindictive glory?
Watch the full video below and then respond!
In her brand new song, Taylor Swift takes aim at famous rivals such as Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Katy Perry.
But it's a different A-Lister who now has a beef with the artist.
Or, perhaps we should more accurately say, it's a different artist's fan base.
On Friday afternoon, Swift unveiled a music video teaser for "Look at What You Made Me Do," two days ahead of when the full video will premiere at the MTV Video Music Awards.
You can check it out HERE.
It doesn't reveal very much.
But it has revealed enough to severely anger the Beyhive, the loyal group of Beyonce fans who worship at the feet of the world's most popular solo singer...
... and who have now set their sights on Swift.
In one frame from her video teaser, Swift is dressed in a black leotard and fishnet tights while leading a group of male dancers who are all rocking similar looks.
The footage appears to be set in an ornate ballroom.
Critics, meanwhile, are pointing to Beyonce’s Lemonade visual album as a comparison.
In the video for the Beyonce track “Sorry,” the superstar and Serena Williams dance in the halls of a lavish Louisiana plantation... while wearing - you guessed it! - black leotards.
Queen Bey also donned the look with a contingent of similarly dressed backup dancers during her performance of “Formation” at Super Bowl 50.
One fan tweeted side-by-side screen shots of Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” teaser and video from Lemonade, captioning it “Lemonade and Minute Maid.”
But is it fair?
Added Beyonce fan added: “Taylor Swift wanna be Beyoncé so bad.”
Taylor has received A LOT backlash for this new single, which many Internet users believe to be petty and simply not very catchy.
It also has a very dark tone.
Others, meanwhile, thought back to Swift’s infamous feud with Kardashian and West and accused the singer of “playing the victim.”
This is a charge Swift has faced for years, having often sang about being wronged by ex-boyfriends in some way, shape or form.
This is different, though. This is Taylor Swift daring to cross the Beyhive. We'd be a tad frightened if we were her.
Are these criticisms justified?
Do you think Swift really did copy Beyonce?
Or is this just a coincidence? And it Swift receiving an unfair rap?
Sound off below and also answer this question:
Are you excited for her new album?
Good news for Twin Peaks fans, while you’ve been re-learning how to say “that gum you like is going to come back in style” backwards, Kendrick Lamar put out a whole album that’s meant to be listened to backwards as well as front to back. Lamar’s DAMN., which released a few months ago, has been the subject of speculation about whether it was meant to be listened to in reverse order. In an interview with MTV News, Lamar confirmed that playing the tracks on the album in reverse order changed the experience and that it was intentional.
“I think like a week after the album came out, [fans] realized you can play the album backwards,” he told MTV News correspondent Gaby Wilson. “It plays as a full story and even a better rhythm. It’s one of my favorite rhythms and tempos within the album. It’s something that we definitely premeditate while we’re in the studio.”
When you listen to DAMN. in reverse order, the album takes on a completely different sonic arc. But, as Kendrick explained, it’s not so much the actual narrative that changes.
“I don’t think the story necessarily changes, I think the feel changes,” he said. “The initial vibe listening from the top all the way to the bottom is … this aggression and this attitude. You know, ‘DNA,’ and exposing who I really am. You listen from the back end, and it’s almost the duality and the contrast of the intricate Kendrick Lamar. Both of these pieces are who I am.”
I have to say, I’m impressed by this. Lamar clearly puts a lot of thought and craft into his work, and this is one of the most ambitious things I’ve heard of from a rap album. Interestingly, if you play The Who’s Tommy backwards, it’s about a kid who loses a pinball tournament, gets his sight, hearing and ability speak back and is unmolested by his uncle. And if you play Taylor Swift’s new album backwards, it’s about a well-adjusted young lady who does the work to make her relationships last and does some self-introspection to see if she might be driving people away with her behavior.
Taylor Swift is a snake whose carefully crafted image was nearly ruined by Kim Kardashian who released a recording of her acknowledging a lyric she said she knew nothing about. After laying low for a bit, Swift is back and embracing those snake emoji’s everyone posted on her Instagram. She released a new single titled “Look What You Made Me Do” off her upcoming album Reputation.
Lyrics like “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now / Why? / Oh, because she’s dead,” may reference her feud with Kanye while “The world moves on / Another day, another drama, drama / But not for me, not for me / All I think about is karma,” may reference her feud with Katy Perry.
If you haven’t figured it out, Swift is firmly in mindset of sticking with what she knows. Playing the victim. “Look what you made me do” is pretty much what an abusive husband says to his wife. Pretty apt considering that’s the relationship she has with her fans.
On November 10, the world will stop for a moment as Taylor Swift finally releases her new album.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 23, 2017
Reputation will be Swift’s 6th studio album and I can already tell it’s going to be the greatest album of all-time.
Swift teased fans last week when she went Zero Dark Thirty on social media before dropping some quick videos of a snake to promote her return. Then came a report that said Swift would be releasing the first single on Friday, which has now been confirmed by the lady herself. Except, she’s releasing the song Thursday night because she doesn’t want to keep us waiting.
The album title and coinciding snake videos all point to Taylor unleashing hell on earth on November 10. While the first single will probably be some type of catchy anthem, the snake videos give me a bit of hope that she’s going for the media jugular right off the bat.
She’s obviously going to address just about everything that’s gone on in her life since 1989 dropped. Here’s a brief reminder:
*The whole Katy Perry beef. It’d be great if she actually ignored this because Perry already admitted defeat and dug her own grave with “Swish Swish.”
*That video Kim Kardashian posted.
*The groping trial, although I assume this won’t be mentioned.
*Possible clap back at Harry Styles.
All while talking about how everyone should unite and females should get along and be friends. Yes, I understand the hypocrisy. No, I don’t care. The music is amazing and she’s amazing.
Given that this album is one year later than the expected release date and she’s been out of the spotlight for pretty much all of 2017, I can only assume that she’s put together the perfect album. Anything less than perfection and I’m going to be disappointed.
Apart from her ass grab trial, Taylor Swift has been laying low ever since people started realizing everything she does is a calculated PR move. But that’s all about to change come Friday because Us Weekly has it on a good authority she’s got new music coming out. This was somewhat expected as Swift blacked out her social media last week.
A source tells Us the “song is poppy”, not unlike her other music, and they added that her music video will also premiere later this week. A second source, probably Taylor Swift’s mom, said about her upcoming album, “She’s being very secretive about it, but it’s going to be a really good one.”
Naturally, this coincides with the MTV VMA’s on Sunday which Katy Perry will be hosting and performing at because the algorithm Taylor’s agents ran said this is the best scenario for maximum exposure.
Rival? Check. New music that overshadows rival? Check. Possible collaboration between her and her rival? Meh.
About her next release, the source says “she’s aiming to release an album this fall” and that “she’s continuing down the pop route because 1989 was a huge success and fans really gravitated toward the album. She knows there’s a demand for a new album and has already started focusing on making that happen for fans. She’s just excited to get back out there.”
Granted, Taylor’s fans would eat up an album of nails on a chalkboard set to visuals of her kicking some guy in the balls so expect this album to sell millions.
Who would have guessed that in 2017 Juggalos would have a better response to racism than Tina Fey? I personally wouldn’t have guessed Juggalos would even be a thing in 2017, even if you had asked me earlier in 2017. But the Juggalos are here, and the message they have for the Nazis planning a rally to support Donald Trump next month is “We carry hatchets, not mace.” This is a reference to famous internet racist Baked Alaska whining like a bitch for days because he got maced while playing Nazi in Charlottesville.
proud boys better stay home. our family carries hatchets, not mace. whoop whoop see you in DC https://t.co/TO68v5MaJe
— jack wagner (@jackdwagner) August 15, 2017
You see, earlier this year, the Juggalos organized a march in Washington, D.C. to protest the FBI classifying them as a violent gang, basically calling them domestic terrorists. Juggalos are, for the most part, harmless idiots who like a clown band and drink cheap soda. They are not exactly the Crips.
In a twist of fate that can only be described as a gift from God, the day of the Juggalo March, September 16th, is also the day a bunch of Neo-Nazi clowns are holding a rally in Washington D.C. to support their Neo-Nazi-in-Chief Donald Trump, who kind of looks like a clown that mixed up his white and orange grease paint.
In case you were thinking these two groups might get along, think again. ICP and the Juggalos are a lot of things, and those things include Americans and non-racists. ICP even has a song called “Confederate Flag”, the chorus of which is “I say fuck your rebel flag.” It doesn’t really get any clearer than that.
So, if you’re still considering sitting home and eating cake to be a good strategy for dealing with white supremacists, bear in mind that the Juggalos, literal clowns, are making a stronger stand in favor of racial equality than you are.
Glen Campbell, the country music icon who recorded such hits as "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" has passed away at the age of 81.
Campbell had been battling Alzheimer's for several years.
A representative for Campbell's label, Universal Music Group, confirmed his passing in a press release issued moments ago:
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease," reads the statement.
Born in Billstown, Arkansas in 1936, Campbell began his music career at the age of 14, when he moved to Wyoming to play a circuit of rural bars with a musician uncle.
Shortly thereafter, Campbell moved to Los Angeles, where he earned a spot with the iconic group of session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew.
During his time as one of the most in-demand studio guitarists in the world, Campbell appeared on numerous hits, including the Byrds' "Mr. Tambourine Man," Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas,” Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried," and the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling."
In 1964, Campbell caught another big break when he was asked to fill in for the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, who had suffered a nervous breakdown during an international tour.
From there, Campbell embarked on a solo career, releasing his first major hit, "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," in 1967.
Several other hits, including "Galveston" and "Wichita Lineman" followed soon thereafter.
After drawing raves for his appearance on the Smothers Brothers' popular variety show in 1968, Campbell was accepted an offer to host his own series, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.
He used his position as host to shine a spotlight on such lesser-known artists as Willie Nelson.
"He exposed us to a big part of the world that would have never had the chance to see us," said Nelson. "He's always been a big help to me."
In 1975, Campbell became a cross-over mega-star yet again with his biggest hit and signature tune, "Rhinestone Cowboy."
Countless tributes to Campbell have poured in on social media, including the above tweet from his daughter, country singer Ashley, who posted a photo of her hand intertwined with her ailing father's.
"Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be. He will be remembered so well and with so much love," wrote Ashley, who often accompanied her father on banjo in his later years.
Glen Campbell is survived by his wife, Kimberly Wollen, and eight children.
Our thoughts go out to his family during this difficult time.
I don’t know what Crop Over Festival is, but it’s giving us Rihanna looking like this. So, God bless you, Crop Over Festival.
According to my research, I am an investigative journalist after all, Crop Over Festival is an annual event in Barbados, Rihanna’s place of birth. The original intention was to celebrate the end of sugar cane harvest season. Now it’s just a thing where you get really drunk and dance a lot. It lasts for two whole months because I guess there isn’t a lot going on in Barbados, so they can just party for two months. It’s similar to Carnival in Brazil and every night in New Orleans.
You’re now smarter having read this post in search of hot Rihanna pictures.
Rihanna shows up to Crop Over Festival every year because there’s nothing Rihanna loves more than having a good time. Her peacock mermaid outfit is standard clothing for Crop Over Festival. Nothing says, “no more sugar cane harvesting” like “come harvest your cane in this sugar” outfits.
— † (@emiilymichellee) August 7, 2017
Rihanna tried to go on Instagram Live, but do you know how many worshippers and stalkers were trying to view that live feed? Around 40,000. More people tried to watch Rihanna dance than will buy the next UFC pay-per-view. Also, the internet connection in Barbados is bad. I’m not saying Barbados is poor and doesn’t have good internet. I’m saying thousands of people trying to use the same network in the same location automatically means the connection will suck. I barely get good speeds at the local Starbucks and only a dozen or so people are using that network.
If you want to watch two minutes of Rihanna’s blue hair, here you go:
I’m just wondering where her billionaire boyfriend is. Are they not serious enough for her to introduce him to her home country or have theY broken up already? You know every guy in Barbados is hoping for the latter.
According to Hits Daily Double’s rumor mill (via BroBible), Eminem is expected to have his next album finished and released this autumn, alongside albums from actual good musicians U2 and Beck. You may know Eminem for the song “Kim,” a celebration of domestic violence in which he fantasizes about killing his wife and the mother of his children, or “Stan,” a duet with Dido about a fan of Eminem being inspired by his lyrics to kill himself and his girlfriend, though at the end Eminem tries too late to talk him out of it.
Now, these are just songs, and I believe in the freedom of artists to express themselves however they want. But I feel really weird when people talk about how great the song about killing his wife by the guy who actually beat his wife and nearly drove her to suicide is. And having Rihanna on your song about how you’re sorry you beat your wife is an interesting choice.
Perhaps the best thing ever written about Eminem is a piece from The Onion entitled “Eminem Terrified As Daughter Begins Dating Man Raised On His Music.” In classic Onion style, the parody article imagines Eminem reckoning with his own daughter dating someone who listened to all the disgusting, misogynistic things he’s spat out over the course of his career.
I’m sure when you read the introduction to this piece, you rolled your eyes at my mention of U2 and said “Ugh, Bono is such a piece of shit, why mention them in an article about Eminem?” Well, Bono devotes his celebrity to feeding starving African children while Eminem abused his wife and then made a career out of writing songs about how abusing his wife was awesome. So if you though Bono was a piece of shit, maybe take a look at yourself in the mirror, bro. Insiders expect Eminem’s new album to be out in November if you’re still interested.
According to TMZ, Justin Bieber cancelled his Purpose tour to rededicate himself to Christ. Never mind that “Purpose” already sounds like the title of some crappy Christian rock album by a band with a name like Creed or The Insane Clown Posse. Bieber’s actual statement said he was cancelling his tour due to exhaustion, and I can see how being that big a douche 24/7 could wear you out after a while. According to his new BFFs at the Hillsong Church, though, he’s cancelled his tour because of Jesus. And I had always assumed Jesus was a Kanye West fan. And I’m sure Kanye West assumed the same.
The Hillsong Church is an Australian megachurch that is also a Christian record label. They preach a “prosperity gospel” that says Jesus hated poor people, because who can forget when Jesus said “Blessed are the super rich, who can avoid those icky lepers.” Even with all that going on, they still find the time to be against gay marriage and deny evolution. Bieber flew into Australia earlier this month to attend the church’s conference and generally act like a moron by brushing his teeth in the middle of an interview.
Bieber’s tour has been a mess recently anyway. Someone threw a bottle at him when he stopped performing “Despacito,” a song that reached the top of the Billboard charts despite Bieber not knowing the words or speaking the language it’s written in. Then he told a young woman who wanted a picture with him “You make me sick.” And even if everything goes right at one of his concerts, it’s still 2-3 hours of listening to Justin Bieber singing.
On Channel Nine’s Today Extra in Australia, entertainment editor Richard Wilkins said that Bieber may be starting his own church. This news apparently travelled backwards in time and led to “No Religion” becoming the largest religion in Australia.
JAY-Z and Kanye West used to have the perfect relationship. Jay was the legendary rapper, ready to pass the torch to the young prospect with something to prove. West had nothing but admiration for the veteran and was ready to ascend to legendary status himself.
West helped Jay-Z craft The Blueprint, one of Jay’s best albums. Jay pushed Roc-A-Fella to sign West and helped transform him from a producer to a rapper. The two had rumored disputes, but it was more brothers fighting than anything major. Jay-Z jumped on the “Diamonds (Remix)” to put to bed any rumors of a fallout. Kanye made “Big Brother,” an entire song dedicated to his relationship with Jay.
They dropped Watch The Throne, a monster collaboration album that only two stars as big as Kanye and Jay could pull off.
Sometime after Watch The Throne, things changed. Whether it was Jay-Z becoming a father, Kanye West marrying Kim Kardashian, a combination of the two, or something else, we may never know. But we do know that this November rant by Kanye is what brought the issues between the two to light.
He first accuses Beyonce of being a diva and saying she wouldn’t perform unless she won an award that Kanye was also up for. He then asks Jay-Z to call him and to not send killers at his head.
This was the first sign of a fallout between the two. West would go to UCLA Medical Center the next day for mental health concerns.
The situation died down as both men tried to get their lives together. People just assumed that Kanye was crazy and that when he returned to good health, things would be fine between the two.
Jay-Z put that theory to rest with the release of “4:44.” On the track “Kill Jay-Z,” Jigga raps:
But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye
You gave him 20 million without blinkin’
He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin’?
“Fuck wrong with everybody?” is what you sayin’
But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane
The 20 million in question is apparently a standard fee that artists on the level of Kanye receive prior to a tour. That must be nice.
Following the release of the song, Kanye announced that he would be leaving Tidal, Jay’s music streaming service, because the company owed him money.
A Kanye West vs. Jay-Z feud should be a huge deal. We’re talking about two of the biggest rap star of all-time. Former best friends who pushed each other to great heights during the course of their careers.
Ten to fifteen years ago, we would have gotten music on the level of “Ether” or “Hit Em Up.” But in 2017, don’t expect that.
Jay-Z is a father of three. Kanye is a father of two. Both have wives whose fame may eclipse their husbands. Jay-Z is 47. Kanye is 40. The last year hasn’t been easy for either man. Jay went through public cheating allegations. Kanye had mental health issues and had to deal with Kim being robbed at gunpoint.
Those looking for the next Jay-Z vs. Nas, 2Pac vs. Biggie, and Eminem vs. Everyone will have to look elsewhere.
What we’re going to get in this feud is a lot of interviews and tweets. Jay-Z will release his statements exclusively through Tidal. Kanye will give his thoughts six months later on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. And nothing will come out of it. We won’t a classic diss track or anything like that. We’ll just get two old guys talking about each other while holding their daughters.
Hopefully, the real story will come out. Maybe the two will take jabs unsuspecting and biting jabs at each other. But we’re not going to get good music, which should be the goal of a rap feud. The winner of the feud is the one who produces the best track. In this case, the winner of the feud will be the one who stays up past 10.
Last week, the music world was stunned by the death of Chester Bennington, the gifted singer and songwriter whose unmistakable vocals helped to make Linkin Park one of the biggest bands of the 2000s.
Sadly, the cause of the 41-year-old's passing was immediately apparent to authorities.
And today, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed that Bennington took his own life by hanging.
According to a police report, Bennington was pronounced dead at 9:08 am July 20 Palo Verdes Estates, California.
His body was discovered by a housekeeper who found the singer hanging from a bedroom door.
Though he left no note, it's widely believed that Bennington mimicked Chris Cornell in his method of suicide.
The Soundgarden singer also took his own life by hanging recently.
The two rock stars were such close friends that Cornell's widow asked Bennington to sing at his funeral.
It's likely not a coincidence that Bennington killed himself on what would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday.
Earlier today, the surviving members of Linkin Park issued a statement expressing their profound grief over Bennington's passing.
“The demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal … After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place," the band wrote.
In another statement issued today, Warner Bros. Records CEO, Cameron Strang, wrote:
“Chester Bennington was an artist of extraordinary talent and charisma, and a human being with a huge heart and a caring soul.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family, his band-mates and his many friends. All of us at WBR join with millions of grieving fans around the world in saying: we love you Chester and you will be forever missed.”
Strang concluded his statement by urging anyone who might be suffering from thoughts of suicide or self-harm to call .National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Tens of thousands of friends and fans have paid tribute to Bennington in the days since his death.
The beloved singer leaves behind a wife and six children.