LMFAO Track Inspired By Mitt Romney Airplane Altercation
‘We’re gonna use this incident to actually bring the world closer together,’ Redfoo says.
By Jayson Rodriguez, with reporting by Sway Calloway
Feb 26 2010 9:08 PM EST
— LMFAO couldn’t let an opportunity like getting into an altercation with former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pass without putting their unique twist on things.
Redfoo and Sky Blu plan to release a new track on Friday titled “We Came to Party (The Vulcan Grip Mix)” inspired by the incident, where Romney and Sky Blu were whisked off an airplane after arguing with one another.
The song, they said, will also double as the release for the pair’s next album, Don’t Judge Me, tentatively set for a summer release.
“They call you suit and tie and you’se a politician,” Redfoo rapped the lines to MTV News. “They call me Superfly, I always got two bitches/ You go to church and tithe, I really ain’t religious/ You’re on P’s and Q’s, I sip that Jesus juice.”
Then the LMFAO guys burst into the chorus together, “Everybody wants to feel good, from up in Capitol Hill to the ‘hood.”
The song doesn’t feature Romney by name, Redfoo explained, but the song title teases at Romney for sure. Sky Blu, who got into the skirmish with the GOP figure, said Romney grabbed him by the shoulder after repeatedly requesting for the musician put his seat up on the still-grounded airplane. Sky Blu refused because of Romney’s tone, and he claimed the former Massachusetts governor then attempted to put a “Vulcan grip” on him.
Blu offered that Romney didn’t appear to be rude guy after matters cooled down between them. The guys said they’d like to do shots with the politician, playing off of their Lil Jon-assisted single “Shots.” But Romney, a devout Mormon, doesn’t drink alcohol.
So in the interim, LMFAO hope their tune, “We Came to Party (The Vulcan Grip Mix),” will serve as an olive branch.
“We’re gonna use this incident to actually bring the world closer together, ” Redfoo said.