“Do you know who I am?” – Christina Aguilera, yelling at Mickey Mouse in Disneyland. When the character opted to go on break rather than take pictures with her group, she reportedly called him an “asshole.”
“I’ve pretty much just been leaving a bread crumb trail of gayness.” – Eminem, coming out as homosexual in The Interview. Though the outing is scripted and presumably fake, he played it off with a completely straight face.
“Party in the U.S.A. paid my rent for, like, three years.” – Jessie J, on writing Miley Cyrus’ hit, “Party in the U.S.A.” She has also written for artists like Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and Alicia Keys.
“If I needed money, I wouldn’t sell $5 t-shirts.” – Beyoncé’s father and former manager, Mathew Knowles. After he held a garage sale this week and sold some of his daughter’s old CDs and merchandise, he denied that he was in need of money after she fired him.
“I need to know my place, and that comes from me listening.” – Macklemore, discussing race and cultural appropriation in hip-hop. Specifically addressing the Azalea vs. Azealia feud, he said you cannot disregard that hip-hop culture grew out of the white oppression during the Civil Rights Movement.
“It was only after the film was released that we became aware of the song’s unauthorized use.” – K-pop stars Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae, who are now threatening legal action for the use of their song, “Pay Day,” in The Interview. They were hesitant about authorizing the use of the music because the film is such a sensitive topic in Korea, so no contracts were ever signed.
“I will never say anything negative about Mariah Carey. We are forever a family rooted in love.” – Nick Cannon, rejecting rumors that his new album contains lyrics about his divorce with Mariah Carey. He asked that everyone please respect his family and respect the process.
“For me it’s ridiculous, and yet very flattering.” – Paul McCartney, on college courses that focus on the Beatles. He explained that they never studied popular music, but just loved listening to it. “I think for us, we’d have felt it would have ruined it to study it.”