In the past year or so, LMFAO have topped the Hot 100 twice and won six Billboard Music Awards, a Kids’ Choice Award and an MTV Movie Award. But apparently the accolades aren’t enough to keep the uncle-and-nephew duo going at the moment, as they’ve reportedly announced that they’ll be taking a hiatus from working together.
“I feel like we’ve been doing this for so long, five or six years. And we’re kind of like saying, well, let’s just do what’s natural and just kind of explore that, instead of like forcing it all the time,” 37-year-old LMFAO member Redfoo (real name: Stefan Kendal Gordy, aka son of Motown founder Berry Gordy) said in a phone interview with Australia’s News.com.au. Catch the rest of what he had to say below.
The “Party Rock Anthem” hit-maker went on to note that one thing that’s led him away from music recently is the tennis courts of Las Vegas, where he’s been coaching a player named Ayaka Okuno. “I kind of use the Phil Jackson approach which I teach her some vague things – I teach her how to think for herself on the court,” he said. “She’s really good at self-analyzing.” Hmmm. Okay.
Redfoo also told the Aussie site that he and nephew Sky Blu have been going in “different directions,” creatively. Most recently, Redfoo co-wrote/produced Carly Rae Jepsen‘s new single “This Kiss,” from her debut LP Kiss.
“I think that we naturally just started hanging with two different sets of people, two different crowds, but we’re always family,” he explained. “He’ll always be my nephew, I’ll always be his uncle.”
And for those who can’t handle a LMFAO-sized void in their lives, you can relax. Says Redfoo, who’s launching a solo career, “All the music that I’m going to make is always going to be LMFAO-ish… I love all the topics that we talk about. I was really passionate about bringing party music to the world, so I will always be making some kind of party music.”