There is trouble for Taylor Swift today following the reveal of her brand new music video for Shake It Off.
Rapper with Odd Future, Earl Sweatshirt, tweeted his disapproval of the video, saying: “haven’t watched the taylor swift video and I don’t need to watch it to tell you that it’s inherently offensive and ultimately harmful … perpetuating black stereotypes to the same demographic as white girls who hide their prejudice by proclaiming their love of the culture … for instance, those of you who are afraid of black people but love that in 2014 it’s ok for you to be trill or twerk or say n****.”
Taylor isn’t the first star to be accused of cultural appropriation as Katy Perry recently had to speak out about her dancers dressed as mummies with big booties in her Prismatic Tour: “Those girls aren’t African-American. But it’s actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that’s why there’s bandages and it’s mummies.”
Lily Allen was accused of similar misuse of racial stereotypes in her video for Hard Out Here.
Taylor’s new video has been a huge success following its release last night, with over 4 million views on You Tube in less than 24 hours.
It’s one of the most memorable scenes from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Will Smith clearly still knows his moves!
The singer delighted fans recently when he turned up to a pool party in Las Vegas with his friend Jazzy Jeff. His son, Trey, was also hitting the decks at the Palms Casino Resort.
It wasn’t long before Jump On It began to play, and, never one to disappoint, Will ripped off his T-shirt, hopped on stage and did the moves.
If only Carlton was there our dreams would be complete…
Here's a reminder of the epic original, just in case…
This sounds pretty good, we reckon!
The Killers' frontman, Brandon Flowers, sang a little bit from Iggy Azalea's summer hit, Fancy, at this year's V Festival and, well, he killed it!
Then again, is there any song that man couldn't make sound amazing?!
The interpretive dance by drummer, Ronnie Vennucci, is by far our favourite part though.
Well, it is clear that Rihanna and her ex, Drake, are not on good terms at the moment if his latest concert is anything to go by.
The couple had been dating on and off for nearly two years now but called an end to their relationship recently.
At a recent concert in Toronto, the rapper displayed an image of Rihanna on the screen behind him along with three sixes, a symbol often associated with the devil.
Rihanna’s face was burning red on the backdrop as Drake sang a song that has long been said to be about his famous ex, “Days of East.”
Eek, doesn’t sound like things ended too well between these two!
This is so, so strange!
Jay-Z’s alleged mistress, Olivia McFallar, has released a bizarre rap song titled Sorry Mrs. Carter that seems to be directed at Beyoncé.
The rapper claimed that she was approached by Jay-Z last year but turned him down, and now she is back with an apology…but for what?
In the description of the video, Olivia says it is an "Open Letter to Mrs. Carter."
Well, we’re guessing it’s just because she is sampling Ms. Jackson by Outkast in the song, so she had no choice really.
Needless to say, the song isn't going down very well on YouTube.
When will all of this madness end?!
This is pretty epic.
YouTube user, Farmer Derek Klingenberg proved he is the coolest farmer around when he used his trombone to serenade his cattle.
The cattle clearly recognise the activity as they come over the horizon to meet Derek and be the perfect audience.
We'd be a little scared if it was us…!
So Paris Hilton has released a music video for her single Come Alive and it is everything you could expect and not a lot more.
Paris displays her girly side by frolicking in a field wearing a tutu, wearing flowers in her hair and petting a unicorn.
Wow. This music video is truly beautiful.
Colbie Caillat’s new music video for song, Try, has been viewed over 5 million times on YouTube – and it’s easy to see why.
There’s no denying the pressure that all women – young and old – are under these days to strive for perfection.
This song’s message is incredibly important for anyone feeling the pressure of society and reminds us that sometimes it’s ok to not try quite so hard and just be us.
Now this will get you movin’!
The talented crowd over at Coláiste Lurgan have struck again, this time singing Garth Brooks’ Callin’ Baton Rouge as Gaeilge.
We love it! Keep ’em coming lads!
Maybe they can replace Garth if the concerts are cancelled! You heard it here first…!
Wow is just about all we can say right now!
Coláiste Lurgan have done another epic cover, this time it’s Coldplay’s Sky Full of Stars (as Gaeilge, of course!).
With a little help from Seo Linn‘s Keith O Briain, this crowd totally rocked it and it’s just unbelievable!
This is the latest video from the WhatsUpMoms channel on YouTube. These mom’s have released their very own parody of Iggy Azalea’s song Fancy. The song which is called ‘I’m So Pregnant’ pokes fun at pregnancy symptoms. Check it out.
This Bride and Groom are part of their own music group named Us the Duo. They hadn’t planned on singing their wedding vows but a couple of weeks before the ceremony they wrote this song and then realised it was their vows to each other. Incredible performance and ultimate tearjerker!