Lmfao star Redfoo is considering asking Australian officials to grant a restraining order against a partygoer who allegedly attacked him with a glass during a night out in Sydney last month (Aug14). The rapper, real name Stefan Gordy, suffered a cut to the head in August (14) during a spat at a private bash in the city, where he has been living while taping The X Factor Australia.
A 21-year-old man was charged with malicious wounding and is due in court later this month (Sep14), and Redfoo is hoping to get a restraining order to keep the suspect away from him.
He tells New Corp Australia, "I'm going to ask some questions about that... I don't want to be in a club when he's there. I wish I knew more about him. He's living near where I live. I've run into some of his friends, they've come up to me. I've definitely let it go, but he's going to have to deal with the consequences of doing that, legally, publicly, socially. I think the city or the police are taking action against him."
Since the incident, the party-loving star is reluctant to go clubbing in the city over fears he will be attacked again, and has hired a bodyguard for protection.
He adds, "Now when I'm in the club I keep getting an image of something flying towards me and I keep turning around... I can't really stand with my back to the crowd now. Even though I now have a security (guard) I have to stand with my back to the wall. I'm very psychological, I'm doing my best to force myself go to back into the club. I don't want to make it an issue. Although I do check to see if there's glass in the establishment now. I look at the cups they use. I'm like a Navy Seal looking at what could possibly hurt me in there."
The alleged assailant is due to appear in court on 24 September (14).
LMFAO star Redfoo is convinced a nightclub reveller who threw a glass at his head in an unprovoked attack was jealous because the pop star was surrounded by sexy girls.
The rapper, real name Stefan Gordy, received treatment at the scene for a cut to his head following the incident in Australia, but the injury did not require stitches. He had been attacked during a bash in a private area of the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Sydney, and Redfoo is convinced his assailant was envious because he was partying the night away with a group of beautiful women.
Speaking after the incident in the early hours of Wednesday (27Aug14), he says, "We were about to round up the party and take it home to the afterparty. All of a sudden out of nowhere a glass hits me in the head and I look over to see who might have thrown it and I see kind of a dodgy fella trying to flee the scene. "I looked down at my hand and there was blood all over my hand. There's blood on the dance floor... I was appalled. It was unbelievable to me that this would happen. I lost my mind. The whole side of my face was bloody. It was unbelievable, like I'd been hit in the head with an axe... "I can't help it if the girls are gyrating their hips towards me and taking selfies and giggling and laughing and it seems like he might have been upset with that and didn't like what he saw. The first thing I would say to him is 'Bro, I've got to understand why did you do it. I want him to just tell me the truth. If you are a man and jealous, just say it'."
However, Redfoo is adamant he still loves life in Australia, adding, "This isn't the Aussie way, I can guarantee that. This is the most loving country I've been to ever, and by no means am I letting this get to me. I have only positive feelings about Australia and the people."
A 21-year-old man is due in court on 24 September (14) charged with malicious wounding in connection with the incident.
Miley Cyrus will headline the inaugural iHeartRadio Australia one-day music festival on 18 October (14). She will be joined by Lmfao star Redfoo and local Australian acts including rapper Miracle and pop rockers At Sunset at the Allphones Arena in Sydney. Cyrus will already be Down Under for her Bangerz tour that month.
Lmfao star Redfoo received stitches to his forehead following a bottle attack at a Sydney, Australia hotel early on Wednesday (27Aug14). The hitmaker, who is currently among the judges on reality TV show X Factor Down Under, was the alleged victim of violence at the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay.
A 21-year-old man who allegedly threw the glass bottle at Redfoo has been charged with malicious wounding. He was granted conditional bail and will appear at Waverley Local Court on 24 September (14), according to the Sydney Daily Telegraph.
Tweeting about the incident hours later, the LMFAO star, real name Stefan Kendal Gordy, wrote, "jealousy is a hell of a drug!"
Will Ferrell paired up with tennis champ Novak Djokovic to play against Kevin Spacey and Swiss pro Stan Wawrinka for the Desert Smash Showdown charity tennis match in California on Tuesday (04Mar14). The proceeds went to the Cancer for College charity, which provides scholarships to cancer survivors. Rebel Wilson, Joel McHale and Redfoo from dance act LMFAO also took part.
If you’ve been in any sort of club, house party, high school dance, or pretty much anywhere that a person would be dancing, you’ve heard LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem.” The song was released in 2011 as the first single off their second album, Sorry for Party Rocking, and it quickly became one of their biggest hits. It won the MTV Movie Award for Best Music after it was featured in 21 Jump Street and it was the 2012 favorite song at the Kids’ Choice Awards.
Three years after the single was released — and more than a year after LMFAO took a break from music — Rick Ross filed suit against the rap duo for copyright infringement. Ross claims that LMFAO’s hook in “Party Rock Anthem” was taken from his 2006 song “Hustlin’.”
The suit reads, "'Everyday I’m shufflin’...' in 'Party Rock Anthem' is performed in a manner to sound like 'Everyday I’m hustlin’...' in 'Hustlin’' is a prominent hook of 'Party Rock Anthem' and is an obvious attempt to capitalize on the fame and success of 'Hustlin’'."
The timing of the suit is a little strange: three years after the single was released? It makes us wonder whether Ross is either trying to capitalize on LMFAO’s success — since “Party Rock Anthem” is still a party anthem — or attempting to stay relevant. Either way, c’mon Ross, rappers sample hits from previous years all the time.
Actress Lindsay Lohan has jetted to China to pick up a special award at a fashion event in Shanghai. The Mean Girls star was honoured for her contribution to style during the Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards on Monday (06Jan14).
After taking to the stage to pick up her trophy, she told the crowd, "Thank you so much. This is my first time in Shanghai, and what better way to be here than for this. Thank you so much... it's a wonder to be here and I hope to be here soon again (sic)."
LMFAO star Redfoo was also a guest at the ceremony, and he took to his Instagram.com page to post a picture of himself posing with Lohan at a Shanghai nightclub.
Imagine Dragons and Awolnation are closing in on Jason Mraz's U.S. singles chart longevity record after notching up 70 and 69 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. Imagine Dragons' Radioactive becomes the second song to chart for at least 70 weeks, while AWOLNATION's Sail has tied Leann Rimes' How Do I Live for the third-longest run.
Mraz holds the record with I'm Yours, which spent 76 weeks on the countdown.
Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO rounds out the top five with 68 weeks on the chart.
Rapper Rick Ross is hoping to end Lmfao's party rocking days after filing a copyright infringement suit against the colourful pop duo over its use of the phrase "Everyday I'm shufflin'". Ross claims the line from LMFAO's smash-hit Party Rock Anthem is an illegal "derivative" of his phrase "Everyday I'm hustlin'" from his 2006 debut single.
In documents filed in Florida, the rapper insists, "The use of 'Hustlin' in 'Party Rock Anthem' is readily apparent, despite the slight change from 'Everyday I’m hustlin' …' to 'Everyday I'm shufflin' …' and constitutes, inter alia, the creation of an unauthorized (sic) derivative work."
He also claims the the phrase is performed in a manner to sound just like him and is therefore "an obvious attempt to capitalize on the fame and success of Hustlin'."
Ross is seeking an injunction and maximum statutory damages.