Archive - Jul 22, 2011
Vanilla Ice told Huffington Post: I was 16 when I wrote 'Ice Ice Baby.' Sold over a hundred million records. And I had a weekend that lasted about three years, & I didn't know who I was, what's my purpose in life, when everything, when the snow globe settles, you know it's all shaken up and things are going right,
..left, crazy. But when it settles, you've got to figure out who you are, what's your purpose in life, where do you fit in, and all that. You look at Britney Spears she didn't know either, she had to shave her head, she's on drugs, she's freaking out, people don't know what the hell she's thinking.
That's because she was doing that transition. Now she's found herself, she's found her purpose, she's figured it out. You know what I mean? So my prediction about Bieber is that he's going to go through one of those weekends that lasts a few years because he's had such success as a child act.
Now to make that transition and keep it going because what happens is is his fans are all kids right now, 13, 12 years old, whatever, they grow up, and they're in 5th grade now, when they get into the 11th grade, people don't like the same music that they did in the 5th grade. [Unintelligible]
It's.. like, oh my god, I liked that in the 5th grade! You know, then something else new will come along and he'll be forgotten and he can try to put all the pieces back together so it's going to be entertaining to watch.
Are you furious with Vanilla Ice or do YOU agree with him?
Demi Lovato Vh1 interview. Did you fight for 'Skyscraper'? I never really felt like I would lose the song in any way. What I mean by that is this. Sometimes you hear how demos of songs kind of fly around industry circles..
..and artists sometimes grapple to see who can record it first. Toby was a loyal producer. When he gave me the song, he gave it to me. So I was pretty blessed. Why do you think so many people connect with 'Skyscraper' when a lot of the Top 10 songs are about partying? It’s kind of unfortunate that pop songs have become so much about partying and about clubs, you know.<
There’s a time and there’s a place for artist to have some of those songs, and you know I have some of those feel good songs on my records, too. And I think people will get sick of hearing about drinking all the time on the radio, because not everybody drinks. I’m not old enough to go to clubs and I have a hard time relating to those songs, so here I come out with a song that’s very emotional and I think that my fans really just cherish that. They’re not old enough to go to clubs,
They’re not old enough to drink, and they have a song that they can relate to. On Jordin Sparks drama: 'Yeah, Jordin is a buddy of mine and she actually did the background vocals on 'Skyscraper.' We wanted to keep those because it adds a lot to the song, I think she may have recorded it once maybe and I don’t really know what the situation was, but I know she did the background vocals and they were lovely so they kept them. What's up next?
What’s next for me is finishing up the record and getting it out there as fast as we can, I’m gonna be working with a lot of incredible people and I have worked with a lot of incredible people so we are really excited for it to get out there and do our thing, and hopefully release another single soon.. I don’t know, we’ll see!
Were you worried Justin wasn't with his girlfriend on her birthday?
From Selena HQ: Selena is doing a FREE Exclusive show at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California on July 23! It’s believed that it is only for the people who work at the San Manuel Bingo & Casino, but people could also maybe get in? Were not sure. We will try and have some exclusive footage for you guys! Here’s the flyer that advertises the show.