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 »
At this Sunday’s (August 24) MTV Video Music Awards, Pharrell
will be the one male facing off against female pop forces Beyonce
, Miley Cyrus
, Iggy Azalea
in the Video Of The Year category
. And of course we all know those names today, but who remembers that Panic! At The Disco
once waltzed away from the VMAs with a Video Of The Year moonman? Or what song Green Day
nabbed the award for in 2005? Or what year Britney Spears
emerged victorious in the category?
Ahead of the latest staging of MTV’s annual extravaganza, we decided to flash back through the past decade, all the way back to 2004, to refresh our memories on exactly which artists and songs won the big prize on VMAs night. We then compiled snippets of all the winning clips into one two-and-a-half-minute video, which you can watch above. More »
According to sneak-peek video footage E!
grabbed of the seating arrangements at this Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus
will be perched right between Nicki Minaj
and Katy Perry
. That should prove to be interesting for all involved, considering Nicki appeared to be irked when Miley co-opted her racy “Anaconda” single art earlier this month
, slapped her own head on it (twice) and retitled it “Hannah Conda” — something that prompted Nicki to respond with, “Give me one good reason why Miley made this her twitter avi”. More »
Oh WOW, Katycats! Katy Perry
sure has a treat for YOU!
Are you bumping “This Is How We Do” on repeat all day and night? Are you trying to teach your ice cream to twerk? COOL, YO! Now get ready, because Katy’s already switched it up with a brand new remix, starring her newest BFF Riff Raff.
Who? Well, the Houston-bred rapper has been kicking around for a while now as part of Diplo‘s Mad Decent label. You might know him for his current Vine-popular jam “Tip Toe Wing In My Jawwdinz,” or maybe from his work as part of comedic hip-hop troupe Three Loco with Andy Milonakis and Simon Rex. More »