A pigtailed Ke$ha enters the scene as an unhappy “Awful House” employee who leaves her humdrum existence after one too many bickering coffee swillers gets on her nerves. Fortunately, a giant feline driving a green van dubbed the “Dream Maker” arrives, and the pop star hops in and enters a goofy fantasia full of partying animal-men.
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Ni**as in Paris” video, which just dropped, uses footage from one of their many performances of the single on their “Watch the Throne” tour — except it also incorporates tigers, Paris architecture, clips from “Blades of Glory,” and a bevy of strobe lights. Sounds like one of those night clubs Stefon’s always going on about in his “SNL” skits, no?
Some have deemed Katy B the “Queen of Dupstep,” but in her Billboard Tastemakers session, the South London singer says she can’t accept the crown. Armed with just a DJ, she performs “Katy On A Mission” (video above) against the NYC skyline.
Taylor Swift may be our Woman of the Year, but we remember Swift when she was just a young thing, 16 and getting her footing. Back in July 2006, when Taylor’s debut single “Tim McGraw” was creeping up our Country Songs chart, she stopped by Billboard’s New York offices to entertain our staff.
Now we’re rolling out the vintage footage (above), in which Swift warns us, “I want you all to know that I really do try to be a nice person. BUT if you break my heart or hurt my feelings or make me feel really bad or are really mean to me, I’m gonna write a song about you.”
File that one under: Information that might have been helpful to John Mayer and Kanye West.