TAYLOR SWIFT DISHES ON HER MUSIC VIDEO RECONCILIATION WITH KATY PERRY – (06/19/2019)
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift made their peace music-video official in Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” video – but there was a year-long process leading to the moment the two embraced, dressed like a hamburger and French fries.
In a new interview with BBC Radio 1, Taylor explains that she initially pitched the video idea to Katy via text and wasn’t sure if she’d be down to do it – but Katy was on board.
“I sent it to her and she was like, ‘I would love for us to be a symbol of redemption and forgiveness,’” Taylor says.
She adds that the idea for the burger and fries costumes wasn’t part of her initial treatment, but she was inspired by Katy’s burger outfit at the MET Gala after-party this year.
“I was like, ‘Can we do a burger and fries as, like, a metaphor for two people who belong together?’ Like people who are a perfect pair,” Taylor says. “And she thought it was really funny, so we did it.”
The two former rivals buried the hatchet after Katy sent a note and an actual olive branch to Taylor before her Reputation tour. When they ran into each other again, Taylor says, they realized they had “grown past allowing ourselves to be pitted against each other.”
They ramped up their reconciliation – or at least the publicity of it – just recently. Last week, Perry Instagrammed a plate of chocolate-chip cookies, bearing the words “Peace at Last,” with Swift tagged in the caption.
Following the release of the video, Swift told E! that she and Perry have “really been on good terms for a while.” And yet, they were both apparently worried about making their friendship public.
“We didn’t know if we were ever gonna really tell people about it,” Swift said of their friendship. “We wanted to make sure that was solid between us before we ever made the public aware.”
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ARIANA GRANDE TATIANA’S DRAG IMPERSONATION IN TAYLOR SWIFT’S ‘YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN’ VIDEO: Ariana Grande isn’t one of the many celebrities who make cameos in Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” video, but Taylor included the next best thing – a drag queen Ariana impersonator. After seeing the video, Ariana took to her Instagram Story to praise both Taylor and Tatianna, the drag queen who played her. “[Thank you] for having me in your video I was amazing @taylorswift,” Ariana jokes. “Jk @tatiannagram you f****** killed it, love u & am honored.” The video, which promotes acceptance and celebrates gay pride, also features drag queen versions of Adele, Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Beyoncé and more.
ED SHEERAN ENLISTS CARDI B, EMINEM, CAMILA CABELLO & MORE FOR HIS ‘NO. 6 COLLABORATIONS PROJECT’ – (06/19/2019)
Ed Sheeran has shared the full tracklist for his upcoming project, No.6 Collaborations Project, due out July 12th.
Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Khalid, Eminem, Travis Scott, Bruno Mars, Stormzy, Chris Stapleton, 50 Cent and and more are all featured on the project. Ella Mai, H.E.R., Meek Mill, Young Thug and Skrillex are also part of the lineup. Two songs from the album – “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber and “Cross Me” with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock – have already been released.
There are 22 featured artists in all. “I’m a huge fan of all of the artists I worked with on the album,” the singer-songwriter said in a statement. “Whether I’ve been following them since the beginning of their careers, or had their albums on repeat, they’re artists that inspire me and all bring something special to each track. Can’t wait for you to hear it!”
Ed has said he decided to make No. 6 Collaborations Project a kind of sequel to his 2011 EP, No. 5 Collaborations Project.
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No. 6 Collaborations Project Tracklisting:
- “Beautiful People” feat. Khalid
- “South of the Border” feat. Camila Cabello & Cardi B
- “Cross Me” feat. Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock
- “Take Me Back to London” feat. Stormzy
- “Best Part of Me” feat. Yebba
- “I Don’t Care” feat. Justin Bieber
- “Antisocial” feat. Travis Scott
- “Remember the Name” feat. Eminem and 50 Cent
- “Feels” feat. Young Thug and J Hus
- “Put It All on Me” feat. Ella Mai
- “Nothing on You” feat. Paulo Londra & Dave
- “I Don’t Want Your Money” feat. H.E.R.
- “1000 Nights” feat. Meek Mill & A Boogie with Da Hoodie
- “Way to Break My Heart” feat. Skrillex
- “Blow” feat. Bruno Mars & Chris Stapleton
SHAWN MENDES TEASES NEW COLLAB WITH CAMILA CABELLO: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have a new collaboration coming out. The news was confirmed with a snippet from their upcoming music video for the song on Shawn’s Instagram. Shawn and Camila have dropped hints that they were working on something new together, after sharing a snap from backstage at the Grammys before grabbing lunch together in LA. The upcoming collab marks their second together. The first was back in 2015 with “I Know What You Did Last Summer”.
POLL SHOWS POPULARITY OF ROBERT PATTINSON’S AS BATMAN: Americans age 18-29 love Warner Bros.’ choice of Twilight star Robert Pattinson as Batman, a Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult poll finds. Nicholas Hoult was also in contention. About 42% favor Pattinson over 30% who wanted Hoult. However, older adults (ages 45-64) prefer Hoult by a slight margin.” Twilight fans are totally on board. I think their dedication to Rob is the kind that means fans who weren’t Batman fans before are now going to devour all things Batman, in support of Rob,” says Bekah Decker, co-founder of Robert Pattinson fanzine LettersToRob.com. “Bruce Wayne is dark, [Pattinson’s Twilight character] Edward [Cullen] is dark. There is a vigilante quality in Edward — more in the books — that is an obvious tie to Batman.”
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