Katy Perry has gone above and beyond when it comes to “This Is How We Do” remixes. The chart-conquering diva first served up a mind-stretching overhaul featuring side-piece RiFF RAFF before unleashing a twisted trap version courtesy of Brillz. They were both great in their own weird and wonderful way but it looks like she saved the best for last.
The Harper’s Bazaar cover girl turns to RAC for the latest “This Is How We Do” remix and the Portuguese-born/Portland-based DJ transforms it into a spooky synth-adventure that mixes tinny hip-hop beats with his trademark retro-synths. The sparse, fuzzy soundscape is exciting new territory for Katy’s voice and somehow suits the upbeat pop song perfectly. Listen after the jump. More »
Well, this week certainly was pop drama
, wasn’t it?
Taylor Swift and Katy Perry (maybe?) swapped subtweets and shady songs, U2 dropped an unwanted (for some of us?) album on us via Apple and Ariana Grande is (possibly) a diva who only likes to be interviewed and photographed on one side of her face. Hmm…
In less dicey news, we premiered AJR return with “Infinity,” launched a contest for BANKS‘ gorgeous Goddess, premiered some stunning artwork to coincide with Kimbra‘s The Golden Echo and took a look back at 13 pop albums that deserved a lot more love than they were originally dealt.
As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out some of the week’s best comments after the jump. More »
“Sometimes this little raver likes to play sophisticated swan” is the caption Katy Perry
gave her ravishing Harper’s Bazaar
cover on Instagram and she wasn’t lying. The pop queen brings old Hollywood glamorous to a serene Asian setting in the stunning shoot. Apart from looking absolutely gorgeous, the Prism
diva opened up about the benefits of therapy and the prospect of turning 30.
“What I’ve learned is that if you don’t have the foundation of self-love first, you really have nowhere to pull love from to give it away,” she says. “I had to learn about taking care of myself before I could take care of others.” Therapy has also changed what Katy is looking for in a man. “As I’m heading into my 30s I have less time for bullshit,” the 29-year-old admits. “A lot of times I’ve ended up with people who have been intimidated by me, unfortunately. They say they’re not, but it comes out in the long run.” More »
got the internet buzzing earlier this week when she told Rolling Stone
about a diss track on her new LP called “Bad Blood”
, which was written about one of her female rivals. “She did something so horrible… it had to do with business,” the “Shake It Off”
diva revealed. “She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”
It didn’t take a lot of detective work to discover that she was talking about Katy Perry. She hired three of Taylor’s dancers for her live show before the (former) country queen’s Fearless tour was finished. Only, here’s the rub. They had previously worked on the “This Is How We Do” hitmaker’s Teenage Dream tour and, according to TMZ, apparently gave plenty of notice that they wanted to work with her again.
“We’re told the dancers told Taylor up front … they did not want to sign for the full tour — they wanted a 30-day out, and we’re told it’s because they were just waiting for Katy to go back on tour,” the website reports. “When Katy hit the stage again, they gave their 30-day notice, but Taylor got so pissed off she fired them on the spot.” If everybody was upfront about their intentions, why is Taylor mad? She’s popular enough to sell a ton of albums without creating fictional drama. More »
fired off one of the best subtweets in recent memory last night (September 8) when she kind of — but not really — responded to news that Taylor Swift
had written a diss track about her called “Bad Blood”
. “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…,” she wrote referencing the baddest bitch in Mean Girls
The drama started yesterday when Taylor told Rolling Stone that she had written a track about an unnamed rival on her new LP 1989. “She did something so horrible… it had to do with business,” the former country queen confessed. “She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.” Internet detectives soon realized she was referring to Katy. See the prismatic diva’s comeback after the jump. More »
Don’t cross Taylor Swift
or she’ll write a song about you. That commandment should be added to the Bible as a modern-day amendment along with one about not saving nudes to iCloud. But I digress. It looks like Katy Perry
is the latest pop star to incur the “Shake It Off”
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the 24-year-old admitted to writing a song about one of her rivals (who she refused to name) on her new LP called “Bad Blood”. “She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?’” Taylor recounted before getting more specific. “She did something so horrible… it had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”
Internet detectives were quick to point the finger at Katy. It seems that some of the dancers on her Prismatic tour previously worked with Taylor before jumping ship. If so, this is the reformed country crooner’s most immature grudge yet. The people in question were originally part of Perry’s Teenage Dream extravaganza and were probably just showing some loyalty. See the Twitter fall-out after the jump. More »
decided to bring Mad Decent rapper Riff Raff
as her denim-clad date
to the MTV Video Music Awards
this past Sunday, and then seemingly wound up, as Vulture
worded it, “straight-up ignor[ing]” him the entire night. Whether or not that’s the actual case, who knows — but, as evidenced by countless photos and video clips from the event, Perry did seem way more enthralled with the gentleman seated on the other side of her: “Stay With Me”
hit-maker Sam Smith
Cut to what comes off as a nasty tweet Riff Raff shot off at Smith last night, wherein he called the British singer a “chubby little fuck factory” and further commented, “P.S. YOUR FACE IS HUGE.” The cause of the rapper’s ire: Smith apparently cropping Riff Raff out of a photo posted on Instagram. More »
With the dust now settling on the 31st MTV Video Music Awards, various sites have been dissecting the night’s performances
and the overall spectacle in general
. For instance, Beyonce
‘s eye-popping finale, not to mention her touching on-stage moment with husband Jay Z
and daughter Blue Ivy
while accepting the Video Vanguard Award, seemed to have captured the attention of most critics. Also being singled out is Miley Cyrus
, for bringing a homeless 22-year-old as her date to the event.
The show was also shorter in time-length than usual, and a lot more tame when compared to recent years. So how did this all pan out as far as quality entertainment? Head below for our roundup of VMAs reviews. More »
Thirty years ago, in 1984, the very first MTV Video Music Awards was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Actor/Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd
and actress-singer Bette Midler
gave her infamous “writhing around in a wedding dress” performance of “Like A Virgin,” The Cars
won Video Of The Year for “You Might Think” and David Bowie
and Cyndi Lauper
won Best Male Video (“China Girl”) and Best Female Video (“Girls Just Want To Have Fun”), respectively.
A lot has changed in that time, and he 31st annual VMAs was held at The Forum in Inglewood, California, just south of Los Angeles. Beyonce and Iggy Azalea were tied for the most nominations, with eight apiece, while Bey received the Video Vanguard Awards (an honor bestowed upon David Bowie, The Beatles and A Hard Day’s Night director Richard Lester at that very first ceremony in 1984).
Below, is the full list of winners from the 2014 MTV VMAs, where you can see who all took home a Moonman after the latest installment of MTV’s annual music blowout. More »
Well played, Katy Perry
. The pop queen felt a little slighted that “Roar”
didn’t snag any major nominations (despite being watched billions of times) but she still made sure all eyes were on her at the 2014 MTV VMAs red carpet tonight (August 24). Which was no easy feat given the sea of attention-hungry divas
vying to be the most outrageous.
The 29-year-old arrived on the arm of her side-piece Riff Raff in matching denim outfits — an obvious tribute to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake‘s iconic appearance at the 2001 American Music Awards. The cute couple kissed on the red carpet and recently worked on a remix of Katy’s new single “This Is How We Do”. So it’s obviously true love. More »