Interview: LMFAO

LMFAO lives life large. How large? Well, besides having shots and remixes with Lil’ John, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, the BEP and David Guetta, the electro hop duo of Redfoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy) and SkyBlu (Skyler Gordy) are also the son and grandson of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. Their music, according to some people, would make Marvin Gaye come back from the grave to get his pistol. But to others, ‘I’m In Miami B!tch!’ might as well be song of the year. JUICE caught up with the party boys and their crew, before their debut at MOS-Euphoria. Many LOLs followed.

What’s the first thing you did this morning?
SkyBlu We got lost.

How did you get lost?
SkyBlu We just didn’t know where we were going. We waited for the train for about an hour then we found out that the train was on the other side.

Well sounds like you guys did some walking. Seen anything you like?
SkyBlu You know when you go to Batu Caves and there are the food vendors? We ate this spicy, fried onion popcorn thing and it was great. Then we went to another stall to get another and it was horrible. And we were like, “How could you do this to us?”

Someone file a complaint. Anyway, LMFAO stand for Laughing My F*cking Ass Off. What makes you guys laugh?
Redfoo Probably… me. Naked in the mirror. Because, how do you say, I got a long skinny one. We also like to make fun of the fellow party rock crew. One time, on the plane, Sky Blue drew on someone’s head while he was asleep. And that guy pissed in a cup with coca-cola and threw it in his face. At first he thought it was coca-cola…
SkyBlu I tasted it.

That’s nasty.
Redfoo Yeah, and very, uh, funny.

What’s the craziest tour story you have?
SkyBlu I remember waking up one day with his barenaked a$$ in my face while he was bringing it down on a girl. Then I just smacked his a$$. He kept going on.
Redfoo … Cause I didn’t want her to know that he was watching. I couldn’t say like, “Hey man! Stop it!” cause then the b!tch would’ve screamed and ran out.

Interesting. What’s the inspiration behind your music?
Redfoo Probably… women. You know, we love the ladies. Just ah… expressing that feeling inside that says (*slaps hands together)… I’m alive! And I’m happy to be alive for…
SkyBlu For what it’s worth..
Redfoo Yeah, for what it’s worth. One big package and all.

That’s beautiful.
Redfoo But seriously, it’s saying, “I feel joy, and I wanna give my joy to you.” Joy to the world. And that’s what it’s all about.

If you weren’t making music what would you guys be doing now?
SkyBlu Probably clowns.
Redfoo Do birthdays for kids. Jugglers, magicians…
SkyBlu Jugglers?
Redfoo Get a tiny car and bunch of friends and just party it out.

Who would you like to have a shot with?
SkyBlu The Queen of England.
Redfoo Who’s that?
SkyBlu That’s the, you know, the Queen of England. Yeah? (*laughs)
Redfoo No, I mean, I thought… Is there one?
SkyBlu Queen Elisabeth?
Redfoo But didn’t she, like, you know…

That’s Princess Diana.
Redfoo Oh yeah… (*long pause) she was gonna be Queen. My bad. That’s a good choice man.
SkyBlu That’s because they always wanna have tea. And I thought we could spike that tea. Like “Oh, what’s that over there, Queen?” Drop a lil’ into her cup.
Redfoo I want to answer that question. Who do I want to have a shot with? Let me look into my past and reflect on my future… I know who… Deepak Chopra.
SkyBlu Tupac Oprah?

Deepak Chopra. Why?
Redfoo He was in the The Love Guru.

That makes sense.

So after all that party talk, did LMFAO manage to bring the house down at MOS-Euphoria? Click here to find out!

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