warning Hi, we've moved to USCANNENBERGMEDIA.COM. Visit us there!

Neon Tommy - Annenberg digital news

LMFAO Is Splitting Up...For Now

Leah Harari |
September 24, 2012 | 5:20 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Redfoo (Photo Credit- Creative Commons)
Redfoo (Photo Credit- Creative Commons)
After six years of party anthems and a lot of animal print pants, LMFAO recently announced they’re on hiatus. Composed of Redfoo and his nephew, Sky Blu, the wildly successful duo have conquered the Billboard charts countless times over, played the Super Bowl, toured the globe, and successfully managed to give a whole new meaning to the term “party music,” spawning a fresh generation of aspiring DJs.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Redfoo, son of music legend Berry Gordy, reveals he and his fellow group member are taking some time away from each other to focus on their own projects. “I feel like we've been doing this for so long, five or six years, and we're kind of like saying, well, let's just do what's natural and just kind of explore that, instead of like forcing it all the time."

The 37-year-old musician recently co-produced Carly Rae Jepsen’s new song, “The Kiss,” and sponsored the USTA Women’s Pro Circuit tennis tournament in Las Vegas, named of course, “Party Rock Open.” 

Sky Blu insists he and his uncle aren't feuding and that this isn’t the end, telling MTV News"Well, you know, first of all, we're not breaking up. I know that for sure. We're family and stuff, so it's always love.”

Sky has had his own preoccupations outside of the group as he entered six months of intensive back rehabilitation from a December injury. In that time, he collaborated with Shwayze, Mark Rosas and Chelsea Korka to create Big Bad University, a collective group of musicians, DJs, writers and producers. Big Bad U just debuted their new single, “#SEXSONG,” with iTunes proceeds going towards Lifebeat for HIV/AIDS awareness.

All LMFAO fans need not worry; both insist the break is only temporary, and according to the Associated Press, Redfoo promises all music he makes will always be, “some kind of party music."




Reach reporter Leah Harari here.



Craig Gillespie directed this true story about "the most daring rescue mission in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard.”

Watch USC Annenberg Media's live State of the Union recap and analysis here.