It’s a new year, and a new day for Paramore, who are moving on from the recent exit of Josh and Zac Farro from the band—but not before commenting on the brothers’ angry blog post about the alleged tumultuous time they spent as part of the group. In a snippet from an upcoming interview with MTV, Hayley Williams says, “That sucked. I was not happy. Yeah…it hurts.” Watch below.
Williams, with remaining Paramore members Taylor York and Jeremy Davis seated on either side of her, continued to address the Josh Farro-penned blog post in the short clip.
“What we were told is that they weren’t happy,” says the Grammy nominee. “They didn’t want to do this. And you can’t be mad at someone for not feeling something. If they don’t want to be in the band, then it’s a simple answer. But then when it really became about all these other things—that I was very surprised—just kind of felt led on almost, you know?”
Among the many grievances Josh Farro publicly aired online in December were his thoughts on how he was treated by former girlfriend Hayley and her father.
“Her dad would constantly threaten to ‘pull the plug’ on the whole band if we complained about anything, suggesting that we were hired guns and Hayley was the real artist, when in reality we were also part of the band,” Farro stated. “We’ve always been treated as less important than Hayley. It’s been obvious how her family views things.”
Meanwhile, Williams recently announced that Josh Freese and Justin York (brother of Paramore member Taylor York) will replace Josh and Zac Farro for the band’s upcoming South American tour.
The full Paramore: The Last Word interview airs on MTV this Friday, January 7, at 4 p.m.
Do you think the band can put a lid on the drama in time for the Grammys next month, where they’re up for Best Performance By A Pop Duo Or Group for “The Only Exception”?