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■ Becky G's new single, "Break A Sweat" surfaced online on Wednesday (Aug. 19). The 18-year-old's latest single following "Can't Stop Dancin'" is a radio friendly bopper reminiscent of Fifth Harmony's "BO$$" mixed with a bit of her 2014 hit "Shower." [Trendio]
■ Liam Payne from One Direction is upset his words were taken out of context. While introducing their song “Girl Almighty” from the Four album, Payne said “It’s about trying to find that number one woman in your life — which none of you can relate to, since most of you are girls, except for the boys in here. YOU know what I’m talking about!”
He actually said it. I was high key hoping yall were making stuff up ? pic.twitter.com/HBzZff4ibx
— T (@triflinqueen) August 19, 2015
Payne logged on Twitter after catching wind of the backlash to clarify, saying:
"lol think some people take things to literal these days not gunna comment on it anymore you guys know what I meant it was meant in general. I am in no way shape or form homophobic that's a ridicules thing to say and I'm not here to offend people so take it as you will. So annoying trying your hardest to make people happy in a show and you think about all the notes u tried to hit higher or a little sweeter. And all some people want to concentrate on was a throw away statement about a song that I love. Crap end to a good day. Lol this is so insane the more I read I'm like wtf have u ever said something in the wrong way I'm sure every person here has lol. I'm sorry to those I offended really I am but there's no need for some of the things I'm being called. I'm just here to make people smile I kinda consider it my job role."
■ Seven-year-old Jacob Velazquez, who falls somewhere on the Autism spectrum, brilliantly plays a medley of Taylor Swift. "I sometimes sit with him at the piano and call out track numbers from her most recent album. Jacob will play the song that corresponds, without ever being taught the music notes," his mother Tina explained.
Swift caught wind of the video and gave the video an RT on Twitter. [Billboard]
■ Demi Lovato is collaborating with rapper Sirah on her upcoming record. [Capital FM]
■ And finally, Shakira's new tune for the upcoming Zootopia flick titled "Try Everything" was co-written by Sia. [Cinemablend]