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Friday, May 22, 2015

This Week: Kanye Is Silenced, Taylor Swift Blows Shit Up, and Courtney Love Is Nice to Someone

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM

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Well, good golly Miss Molly! Everyone's getting their politics on this week: from Killer Mike's smackdown of Bill O'Reilly, through feminist statements from Mark Hoppus and Taylor Swift, all the way up to a terrifying conversation between Muse's Matt Bellamy and Colin Powell. Then there was Coldplay's stellar effort to raise money for Red Nose Day and ABC censoring Kanye West's Billboard Awards performance to a degree that smacks of fear (and probable racism). Thankfully Christ Krist Novoselic got out his trusty accordion and diffused the situation... Here are the Quotes of the Week:

"Kanye West was grossly over-censored at the Billboard Music Awards. Non-profane lyrics such as ‘with my leather black jeans on’ were muted for over 30 second intervals. As a result, his voice and performance were seriously misrepresented."
Kanye is justifiably pissed about the Billboard Awards censorship that silenced half of his performance. (Billboard)

"I like Bill O'Reilly the character but I hate how white people take him so seriously. He's more full of shit than an outhouse. I'm gonna go in a black club and see Bill O'Reilly with a stripper in his lap, I guarantee you that. He's as fictional as those books he writes."
Killer Mike is just the freakin' best... (Real Time With Bill Maher)

"If we allow a female to become president, what's next? Female doctors? Female race car drivers? Female mothers?! Female women?!"
Blink 182's Mark Hoppus appears to be backing Hillary... (Twitter)

“When I was just seen as a kid, I wasn't as threatening. I didn’t see myself being held back until I was a woman. Or the double standards in headlines, the double standards in the way stories are told, the double standards in the way things are perceived. A man writing about his feelings from a vulnerable place is brave; a woman writing about her feelings from a vulnerable place is oversharing or whining. Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born."
Taylor Swift speaks truth. (In Maxim, of all fucking places…)

In case you're one of the three people that missed it, Taylor Swift also just won at music videos:

"I like to put on Imagine Dragons when someone says something that pisses me off. I just put on Imagine Dragons because it's like a punishment. I like the song, but I hate liking it so I put it on as a punishment to everyone in the room."
Marilyn Manson likes to punish others via the medium of Imagine Dragons. (YouTube)

"Red wedding, red wedding/ Lots of stabbing and a bit of beheading!"
Coldplay wrote a Game of Thrones-themed musical for Red Nose Day and it's pretty darn funny. (Billboard)

"David @Letterman I will miss u and your freezing cold studio 😤 you have always been my favorite flirt and I adore you so much 💜 #ThanksDave"
Courtney Love got the emojis out to say goodbye to The Late Show With David Letterman. (Twitter)

"I asked him about hollow-point bullets because Homeland Security had purchased millions of them. They explode when they hit you — I think they are banned under the Geneva Convention. This was widely reported in the conspiracy press… And so [Colin Powell] said — it was an amazing deflection, and also a chilling insight into the military mindset — 'When you’re out in the field and you want to shoot, you want to kill: quickly and cleanly'. And that was it... on to dessert...”
Holy shit! Muse frontman Matt Bellamy met Colin Powell once and this was the conversation. (NME)

And finally, here’s Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic performing Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” on the accordion — with Duff McKagan. Axl must be fuming… (YouTube)

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