Before this week, we reported about the unexpected news that Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have formally ended their feud.
Even though the pop landscape may be a more peaceful place consequently, it was a miserable day for lovers of little celebrity rivalries.
Providentially, the equally-entertaining Taylor Swift-Kim Kardashian feud seems to be going strong!
Taylor simply dropped a brand new single entitled “You want to Calm Down,” and as the song is apparently an easy pro-LGBTQ anthem, several lovers ate convinced that many lines have double significance and are thought as subtle jabs against Kim.
Kim’s prison reform attempts brought her back into the White House now, along with the 38-year-old seemingly feels that Swift’s brand new tune throw a shadow on what should’ve been one of the proudest moments of her profession.
“Seemingly, Taylor will not be achieved shading Kim, but Kim is allowing her look at the White House yesterday speak for itself,” a supply near the situation informs Radar Online.
“It just so happened the day Taylor declared her record, Kim talked at the White House in front of the entire Earth, totally blowing her from the water”
The insider says Taylor’s sly disses weren’t missing on Kim, who picked her attire for now so as to send a message to Swift:
“And it’s no coincidence whatsoever that Kim wore green, the colour of the snake,” the source claims.
Using a White House event on prison reform as an opportunity to throw subtle shade at a pop star sounds insane — but then again, so does everything else about 2019.
So Radar’s interpretation is that Taylor’s new single just happened to drop on the same day that Kim spoke at the White House.
But the folks over at Cosmo make a pretty convincing argument that Swift planned it that way and loaded her lyrics with coded jabs at Trump.
As many have observed on Twitter, it might not be a coincidence that the song was released on the Donald’s birthday.
And the progressive lyrics present exactly the sort of argument that tends to deepen the president’s perma-scowl:
“You are somebody that we don’t know / But you’re coming at my friends like a missile / Why are you mad? / When you could be GLAAD?” Swift sings at one point.
“Sunshine on the street at the parade / But you would rather be in the dark ages,” she later croons.
“’Cause shade never made anybody less gay.”
Obviously, much of this situation is open to interpretation, but the Radar source assures us that things are about to escalate rapidly:
“Kim will continue to drop more subtle hints on social media as more of Taylor’s album becomes revealed,” the insider claims.
“She is really sick of it, but at the end of the day they both kind of live for it.”
Fortunately, so do we!
John Legend says he hasn’t reconciled with Kanye West since Donald Trump fallout in 2018
Read more: Mark, My Words: Is Kanye out-Trumping Trump?
Speaking in a new interview, the ‘All Of Me’ singer-songwriter discussed the status of his friendship with West, saying he wouldn’t consider them close, but insisted their fading friendship is “just part of the natural cycle of life.”
The former friends fell out two years ago over tweets West made in which he publicly declared his support for the controversial US president, which prompted Legend to send some text messages to him to plead that he was too powerful and influential to support Trump and asked him to reconsider.
Legend later said he was “disappointed” in West for his vocal support of Trump, and while he wasn’t going to “disown” him, he did claim they were “never the closest of friends.”
Now, Legend has said he doesn’t think that he and West are “less friends because of the Trump thing,” he just thinks they’re in “different places.”
“I don’t think we’re less friends because of the Trump thing. I just think we’re doing our own thing,” Legend told The Times. “He’s up in Wyoming [on the $14 million ranch West bought as a family home in September last year]. I’m here in LA. We’ve both got growing families and I no longer have a formal business relationship with him as an artist, so I think it’s just part of the natural cycle of life.”
Revisiting their fallout over Trump, Legend said that he and West still disagree on the matter, adding: “But what I’ve always said is, we never talked about politics before. It was never a part of our interaction. Our interaction was almost always about creativity and music.
“He’s also in a different place musically. He’s doing gospel music. That’s what he’s focused on right now, designing his clothes, so we’re in different places.”
Elsewhere in the interview, he was asked whether he would be open to attending one of West’s Sunday Service events once the lockdown is over.
“I would like to go,” he said, “and I felt like I probably would end up going, but it just never happened, and now he’s up in Wyoming.”
Watch Rivers Cuomo cover ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ song for Islands In The Zoom sessions
Rivers Cuomo has shared a cover of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar – watch it below.
The Weezer frontman shared the rendition on Twitter ahead of this week’s episode of his Islands In The Stream sessions. It comes after his recent covers of Green Day’s ‘Good Riddance’ and Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’.
‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’ was originally written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in 1970 for Jesus Christ Superstar. It originally featured Yvonne Elliman’s Mary Magdalene singing the song.
Sharing the cover on Twitter, Cuomo wrote: “Here’s my cover of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ from last week’s Island In The Zoom. Tune in tonight at 6:25 PST for another episode, featuring guest star.”
Watch Cuomo’s rendition of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ below:
Earlier this month, Weezer postponed the release of their forthcoming album ‘Van Weezer’ indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was originally set to be released last week. Speaking about the forthcoming album with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe last year, Cuomo said it was “all just guitars”.
It comes after they were forced to cancel the inaugural European leg, which was set to take place in June.
Fleetwood Mac’s Neil Finn, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie share new song to benefit Auckland’s homeless
Proceeds from the new single are going to the Auckland City Mission, which helps the New Zealand city’s homeless population.
- Read more: 20 Insanely Great Fleetwood Mac Songs
The song was written by Finn about the city’s homeless population after he was inspired by a personal encounter he had at the Mission.
“I live in a pretty fortunate situation and I move in circles that are not in daily contact with homeless people,” he told The New Zealand Herald. “So it’s good to be able to find a pathway in your head to relate to some degree.”
Finn continued: “I haven’t felt compelled to go down that path in terms of speaking out. But in terms of trying to do some kindly acts as you strike situations, I think that’s compulsive and we should all be trying to do that.”
“Fleetwood Mac is a strange creature,” he said. “We’re very, very committed to Neil and Mike [Campbell of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers], and that passed away a time ago, when Lindsey left. And it’s not a point of conversation, so I have to say no.”
He added: “It’s a full drama of Fleetwood Mac, no doubt. His legacy is alive and well, and as it should be. A major, major part that will never be taken away, and never be down-spoken by any of us. Neil and Mike have tremendous respect for Lindsey.”
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