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Redfoo talks LMFAO hiatus, sports interests

NEW YORK (AP) -- LMFAO's Redfoo is still party rocking, but these days, he's doing it without his partner-in-fun, Sky Blu.

Redfoo says he and Sky Blu, his nephew, are taking a break as they focus on their own interests, personally and professionally.

"I feel like we've been doing this for so long, five or six years. And we're kind of like saying, well, let's just do what's natural and just kind of explore that, instead of, like, forcing it all the time," Redfoo, 37, explained in a phone interview earlier this week.

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For the wild-haired Redfoo, his explorations have not only taken him to record new music solo; they have opened up a world in sports.

Earlier this month, he was in the stands at the U.S. Open rooting on new BFF Victoria Azarenka, who lost to Serena Williams for the women's championship. He's also been performing on some dates with the Fierce Five of women's gymnastics as the gold-winning Olympic team tours the nation, and he's been spending time on the tennis courts in Las Vegas as a coach for a junior player.

Redfoo said he recently began coaching Ayaka Okuno, practicing several hours a day with her in Las Vegas.

"I kind of use the Phil Jackson approach, which I teach her some vague things: I teach her how to think for herself on the court," he said. "She's really good at self-analyzing."

He's also planning his own line of tennis clothing and sponsoring the United States Tennis Association's Party Rock Open in Las Vegas, which starts Sunday.

Tennis isn't his only love, though. He's performed on the USA Gymnastics tour and he is trying to make a tune for the New England Patriots.

"I'm actually working on a song for them, because they asked me to write a song for their season," he said of the Krafts, who own the team.

But it will likely be some time before he writes anything for LMFAO. Although he's been recording, he didn't know when he and Sky Blu might unite musically, adding that they are going in "different directions."

"I think that we naturally just started hanging with two different sets of people, two different crowds, but we're always family," he said. "He'll always be my nephew, I'll always be his uncle."

As for his solo material, Redfoo says he won't be straying far from hits like "Sexy and I Know It" and "Party Rock Anthem."

"All the music that I'm going to make is always going to be LMFAO-ish ... I love all the topics that we talk about," he said. "I was really passionate about bringing party music to the world, so I will always be making some kind of party music."

Sep 21, 2012 5:34PM
Worst group in awhile, would have never hear of them if not for an influential relative in the music industry. Worst nepotism I have seen since Zoey D.
Sep 21, 2012 4:46PM

and so I have a question, judging by the comments on this blog-does that mean Madonna has "compromised (her) artistic integrity" by performing Superbowl Halftime with them, or her tireless promotional efforts with the art communities absolute genius of multi-facets "Britney Spears" is that also a compromise of artistic integrity? just curious...........


Sep 21, 2012 4:19PM
Sep 21, 2012 4:17PM
They suck they are talentless buffoons and no one cares NO ONE bought this or even listened to it unless they were forced to
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