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Monday, January 5, 2015

Macklemore on White Privilege, Kanye on James Bond, and Christina Aguilera on a Rampage

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“Hey guess what?”
Paramore’s Hayley Williams and New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert and are getting married. Congratulations, cutie-pies! (Twitter)

“'Party in the USA' paid my rent for, like, three years.  Actually it was longer than that.”
Jessie J on that catchy little ditty she wrote for Miley Cyrus a few years back. (Glamour)

"In this industry, all the heads of labels are men, but every artist has to prove themselves, regardless of their sex. I have always been very vocal about the women sticking together… I think it has always been harder for females in all respects… As a woman in this industry, it has always been a bit about proving yourself." 
Rita Ora wants lady artists to stick together. (The Mirror)

“During a trip to Disney California Adventure to celebrate her 34th birthday, Aguilera and her companions were allegedly so verbally abusive to a Mickey Mouse character that the costumed team member had to be brought to a safe zone, with security later called.”
Christina Aguilera is alleged to have called Mickey Mouse an “asshole”. Amazing. (Billboard)

Holy shit, we’re excited about the NWA biopic. Here’s your first look:

“And Pete was like ‘Make-up is fucking great for a guy because it makes a guy look beautiful, which a lot of times a guy is not beautiful. And I wanna change that. I wanna make sure that everybody thinks that guys are beautiful.’”
Brendon Urie from Panic! At the Disco, on Pete Wentz’s contribution to music, in his ridiculous Drunk History of Fall Out Boy. (You Tube)

“Kanye & I are not having marriage problems. Were literally obsessed with each other!”
And yourselves, Kim Kardashian! (Twitter)

"James Bond is a role made for British actors and you won't find a British actor who has the talent of Idris. To be honest you won't find many anywhere who have his talent. Artists should be visionaries. A black James Bond would be visionary no doubt."
Kanye West wants Idris Elba to be the next 007. Maybe Kanye could be the one after that. (The Sun)

“It's sickening, and I've been reading so many people saying, 'Why are we surprised?' That's what's really sad: that we should somehow be used to being treated like animals… It's gotten to the point where people feel like there's no accountability: If you are law enforcement and you do something to a black person, you can get away with it."
When not talking about her ass, Nicki Minaj sometimes speaks truth. (Rolling Stone)

“White people can turn off the TV when we're sick of talking about race. White, liberal people want to be nice. We don't want to be racist… Silence is an action and it's my privilege that I can be silent about this issue. And I'm tired of being silent about it. We have to get past that awkward stage of the race conversation. As a white person, we have to listen.”
Macklemore talked extensively about race issues on Hot97 Radio — and it’s very much worth listening to the whole interview:

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