Elton John entered a rap battle (yes, really), then this happened

Elton John in his new ad

Elton John appears to try his hand at rapping for a new ad, but all is not as it seems.

The clip for Snickers sees the star at a rap contest house party in a sparkly red suit. At the crucial moment, he breaks into a rendition of one of his biggest, poppiest hits…

The track in question is Don’t Go Breaking My Heart. His duet with Kiki Dee of course hit number one on both sides of the Atlantic in 1976.

When another attendee insists Elt eats a Snickers, he adds: ‘You always lose your edge when you’re hungry’. Then the star morphs into US rap artist Boogie.

Speaking about the ad, Elton commented: ‘Most people already know I’ve long been an advocate of hip hop and that’s why I wanted be a part of this.’

He furthermore added: I got to hang out with Boogie and some great hip hop talent from the UK too! Moreover, I love the direction the new Snickers ads have humorously portrayed being off your game when you’re hungry, but in a way that’s current and relevant to young people, especially considering hip hop is one of the biggest music genres in the world today.’

The ad hits TV screens from 1 September.

‘Eminem was never homophobic’

Elton has indeed been long-known for love of hip hop – especially Eminem. Speaking last year of his 2001 Grammys duet with the Stan rapper, he said: ‘I’m always a supporter of the people that are getting trashed. For me Eminem was never homophobic.’

He furthermore added: ‘I listened to the whole of the Marshall Mathers album when I drove to a show in South Hampton and I was floored by it. And I thought how could anyone think this is… he’s just writing about the way things are. Not how he thinks but the way things are.’

In other Elton news, this week the Rocket Man singer and his family shared photos of themselves on vacation with the Beckhams in France.

 

Halsey’s explicit clapback at anti-LGBTI people at her concerts is incredible

Halsey

Singer Halsey recently took to Twitter to share her thoughts on anti-LGBTI people at her concerts. And she wasn’t having any of it.

Add this to the long list of reasons to stan Halsey — beyond everything else like her political poetry and standing up for the bisexual community.

The tweet began with Halsey sharing that people come to her concerts with ‘anti-LGBT religious propaganda’. That’s confusing in and of itself, but let’s move on to her response.

‘I feel like I’ve done enough good in the world that God’s gonna forgive me for eating some pussy.’

Halsey tweet

The iconic tweet | Photo: Twitter @Halsey

ICONIC.

Using her voice for good

The award-winning singer, who is openly bisexual, has never been afraid of speaking her mind.

When she was 17, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after a suicide attempt. Since gaining a bigger and bigger platform, she has always been vocal about mental health and advocacy.

Her aforementioned political poem occurred at this year’s Women’s March. To more than 200,000 people in New York City, Halsey read a five-minute poem titled A Story Like Mine.

‘Listen, and then yell at the top of your lungs, be a voice for all those who have prisoner tongues,’ she read. ‘What do you mean this happened to me? You can’t put your hands on me. You don’t know what my body has been through. I’m supposed to be safe now. I’ve earned it.’

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Men brawl at gay XLSIOR Festival in Mykonos to The Greatest Showman song

XLSIOR Festival Mykonos gay fight

Fights are rubbish and people are rubbish at fighting. After a few vodka and cokes everyone thinks they can swing punches like an anime character believing in the power of friendship but in reality, it devolves into a few pushes, calling the person the c-word, and then some light crying as you walk away.

(I mean, presumably. I don’t get into fights, because I’m not a teenage boy)

But on the gay Greek paradise of Mykonos, a fight broke out that is so embarrassing that every time it flashes on my laptop screen I have to slowly slam the lid onto my head. It occurred during XLSIOR Festival, a week-long event filled with DJs, beach parties, sun, and endless streams of identical shirtless men.

However, the mixture of booze, sun, and muscles so big it makes Love Island look like the land of inarticulate stick insects got the better of these lads.

Posted by Ryan Work on Monday, August 27, 2018

 

But this already sad, sad fight is made so much worse, as they brawl to a remix of The Greatest Showman’s Never Enough.

Break it down now

Shirtless Man A, wearing the longest of the black shorts, throws the first punch caught on camera. We don’t know what started the fight, but still, it looks like he’s only heard of punching from a badly translated school book on bullying.

Shirtless Man B falls to the floor as A keeps attacking him. The crowd then intervenes to hold the fighting men at back. A swarm of identical men, like an outtake from a gay porn parody of World War Z.

Then, as the crowd separates, a single man appears. His skin is as red as his shorts. He charges forward, attacking A as he flees into the crowd. While he throws his slaps with the bluster on his face normally reserved for Dads who see someone else’s Argos number get called before them, the song continues.

It’ll never be enough, never be enough.

Bad punches. Shoves. Inexplicably angry faces. Friends probably telling him the other guy’s not worth it. All while a musical love song plays in the background. Now that’s art.

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