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Friday, March 21, 2014

Music Quotes of the Week: MIA Needs Cash, GZA Needs Science, and Bieber Needs a Slap

Posted By on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 8:39 AM


"ummm ..... can i borrow 16 million ?"
M.I.A.'s message to Madonna, after the NFL demanded an additional $15.1 million in restitution from her over the 2012 Super Bowl middle finger incident (Twitter).

"There was a lot of whining in rock at that time. By nature, we're extroverts. So that's what came across in our songs. We knew we were entering an arena of bands that we didn't like."
On the 20th Anniversary of Dookie, Billie Joe Armstrong looks back on prepping for Green Day's major label debut (Rolling Stone).

"Sad ... As if we didn't have enough people glamorizing eating disorders already. Bottom line, it's not 'cool' or 'artsy' at all..."
Demi Lovato doesn't think there was anything artistic about Lady Gaga getting puked on at SXSW (Twitter).

"For law enforcement or the media to describe the rush of fans through the gate and the subsequent benign, boisterous activity as a riot is an unfortunate and inaccurate description of what occurred... Tyler is not a violent individual."
Tyler the Creator's attorney, Perry Q. Minton, after the rapper was charged with inciting a riot at SXSW (The Guardian).

"The report describes Bieber as initially 'agitated and condescending' and using frequent profanity. 'He then got upset and said, 'I'm 19 years old. I'm just out having a good time. What were you doing when you were 19?' The officer replied that he was not driving around in a Lamborghini at that age. 'Yeah, well, I bet you didn't have millions of dollars in your bank account either,' Bieber was quoted in reply."
A new police report was just released, detailing Justin Bieber's super-douchey behavior after his drag racing arrest (

"I would be the first one to say that we cannot leave everything in RZA's hand no more. He has done his job to the greatest of his ability when we were younger, but now every man plays an imperative role in this situation. His plan was to do a more humble album. We was like, 'Nah. You can't do that with the hardest group in the game'."
Wu Tang Clan don't do humble, damnit (

"Hip-hop is my vehicle to scientific and universal enlightenment... Hip-hop not only is the voice of the youth, but we are taught as children in rhyme fashion, way before we're even listening to hip-hop. The first rhyme I ever learned was the alphabet... It's all rap if you think about it."
...but GZA did do science for a TEDx Teen talk.

"Scott just had a certain dignity about him and everyone was always glad to have him in the room. He looked like he could be a tough customer, but I never even heard of him flicking a fly. He looked like the Marlboro Man... He was a man's man."
Iggy Pop is mourning the death of Stooges drummer, Scott Asheton, who died March 15th of a heart attack (Rolling Stone).

"I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves... I will never forget her."
Mick Jagger expresses shock and confusion over the suicide of his girlfriend, fashion designer L'Wren Scott (

"No one saw this coming. Mick's always been my soul brother and we love him... we're thick as thieves and we're all feeling for the man."
Keith Richards comments after the Rolling Stones abandon current Australian tour dates to return home (Facebook).

-- @Raemondjjjj

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