Weird Al’s ‘Mandatory’ Interview: ‘Word Crimes,’ the ‘Tacky’ Video & Prince, Who Still Won’t Say Yes to a Parody
The longtime parody artist talks his latest targets — and how Prince still won’t give him permission.
“Word Crimes,” his new video, doesn’t reference Robin Thicke’s perhaps poor choice of words on the original. Instead, Weird Al is giving a lesson in grammar.
Sales figures for Thicke’s get-her-back record Paula were released last night and it’s not what one would call a strong number. In the U.S., Thicke sold approximately 25,000 units of Paula, according to Billboard. In the UK, it moved an abysmal 530, according to the Guardian.
Let’s say you are Robin Thicke and you’ve inadvertently kicked up a storm of controversy with your latest album, which is designed and written as a love letter to your estranged wife. What’s your next move?
The idea that you can corral The Internet into a respectable town hall meeting to ask the world’s most ineligible bachelor Robin Thicke some questions is, to put it in no uncertain terms, impossible.
Watch Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Pharrell, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown, Jay Z & Beyoncé Perform at the BET Awards
Sure, they handed out awards last night (June 30) at the BET Awards, but what we’re all really going to be talking about is the performances. And boy, were there some doozies.
After the Internet backlash against his video for “Get Her Back” last week, Robin Thicke is back for round two with a preview of another song off his forthcoming album Paula.
How does Robin Thicke plan to woo his estranged wife, Paula Patton back? The same way he got her in the first place: music.
Thicke is clearly doing everything in his power to win his wife back. Song titles include “Get Her Back,” “You’re My Fantasy,” “Still Madly Crazy,” “Love Can Grow Back” and “Too Little Too Late.”
‘Paula’ is out July 1.
The currently untitled album will be out July 1.
He wasn’t in attendance, but that didn’t stop Justin Timberlake from having a pretty solid night at the Billboard Music Awards.
Imagine Dragons and Lorde lead the nominations with 12 of the 40 award categories with Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis following close behind with 11, 10 and 8 noms respectively.
This year it seemed like the words “And the GRAMMY goes too” were hardly uttered during the night’s live broadcast, leaving plenty of room for the performances, which there were 20 of. All of which we ranked.
Another January day, another round of GRAMMY performer announcements. Metallica, Lorde, Katy Perry and Robin Thicke with Chicago will take the stage later this month.
“I didn’t know that I was going to be the only one that was really going to push it like that,” she said in regards to her performance dominating the post-VMAs conversation.