T.I. is jumping to Iggy Azalea's defense!!
In response to Banks' racially charged rant, the rapper tweeted:
Yeah, you know… we had mixed emotions when we heard that R.E.M was putting out their 15th and final album. We're sad to see them go, of course, but on the flip side, since this is their last hurrah, we gathered they would do their sendoff right.
And then the video for Blue came across our way this morning…
Now, the song itself is very, shall we say, odd. But it's this kind of off-the-wall creativity we expected from the band. The music video itself really compliments the stoic sense of the song — five whole minutes of shaky camera work, paying homage to iconic Hollywood hot spots including the Roxy, the Chateau Marmont and the Roosevelt Hotel. As it turns out, James Franco, the actor/teacher/poet/serial killer/artist extraordinaire helmed the video, which only adds a new level to this eclectic piece. Mind you, we're still on board at this point…
And then, Lindsay Lohan happens. Seriously, she just … happens. One minute, you're watching the night lights of Hollywood pass you by and the next, her face is full frame, while Terry Richardson takes her pouty picture.
So again, we beg to ask… um, WHAT?!
Ch-ch-check out the video for yourself (above) and see if you can make sense of this video…
That is, if you don't get carsick first. (Yo, James! It's called a tripod! Being artistic doesn't mean you have to give your audience vertigo!)