No matter how scandalous your behavior may be, there are some words you just can’t use on Manhattan’s Upper East Side – not on network TV, anyway. Thus it was the chaste, Glee-and-Gwyneth-approved version of Cee-Lo’s sublimely profane hit that Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen covered on BBC Radio 1‘s Live Lounge, alongside her band The Pretty Reckless. The results? Pretty tame, for once. Watch the acoustic number here.
As with Cee Lo, we have a hard time believing Jenny Humphrey’s alter ego has any cash flow problems, but we do enjoy the throaty way the recently-crowned Style Star of 2010 sings the ditty (containing lyrics from Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke” that don’t really make sense in the song, but sound nice anyway).
Still, maybe we just love seeing the raccoon eyed-rebel misbehave a little too much, but after we’ve seen her crying blood, stripping and brandishing firearms, Momsen doing the more passive-aggressive edit of this song comes as a bit of a disappointment. Certainly her Material Girl boss would encourage her to push the envelope? It is the BBC, after all. Aren’t Brits supposed to be way more liberal about this kind of thing?
Or perhaps Momsen just can’t help channeling squeaky-clean Cindy Lou Who ’round this time of year?
[Via Neon Limelight]