With the Skylar Grey feat. Eminem “C’mon Let Me Ride” single and music dropping yesterday (December 11), MTV has published two new articles – one being a review by Jenna Hally Rubenstein of the new music video for MTV Buzzworthy, and the other being an interview with Ms. Grey by Nadeska Alexis for MTV News.
Read excerpts from both articles below, watch the interview video segment from MTV News, and click the title of each article to read them in full.
And if you haven’t already, grab a copy of the single on iTunes!
Grey is Queen of the Trailer Park | MTV Buzzworthy ::
“….in the kitschy clip, Skylar is the queen bee of the trailer park. Not only does she spend her days looking hot in a flannel shirt (no easy feat), she tools around said trailer park riding a bike with handles that are actually antlers. Zero exaggeration whatsoever. When that’s done, Skylar goes all Christina Aguilera ”Your Body murderess” on us as she tries to sabotage a group of cliquey trailer park blondes by locking them in a tanning machine. Skylar’s good pal Eminem comes ’round to hang shortly thereafter, and not only does he playfully sing the song’s hefty sample of Queen’s 1978 hit “Bicycle Race,“ but he spits his own verse while, you guessed it, riding a bike. It’s a totally bizarre world of bikes, bikinis, and trailer park fun we never knew existed, and we never would have expected to learn of it from Skylar Grey. But she definitely pulls it of, and we would maybe even consider going to her trailer park for a weekend getaway if we had our own mobile home. With a lock on the door….”
Interview w/ MTV | MTV News ::
“….if it weren’t obvious from the lyrics that she’s mocking our highly sexualized culture (“If you got a sweet tooth, you can taste my watermelons”), that’s made clear in her new video, which also features Eminem.
“I’m poking fun at the overtly sexualized aspect of everything in this world today,“ Grey told MTV News. “The video is a combined effort between director Isaac Rentz, me and Eminem, and we just wanted to make sure it was very clear that it’s a sarcastic song.”
“Eminem stands on my side when it comes to that stuff,“ she said of her decision to parody contemporary culture. “He used to be really silly back in the day with his Slim Shady stuff, so he’s definitely got a good sense of humor, and it’s fun to see him on set and in front of the camera”….”
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