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Harry Styles Talking About Sex And Shrooms Is A Big Seeya To Those Pure 1D Days

I'm clutching my pearls with pride.

PSA: Harry Styles really wants the world to know he’s all grown up.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the 25-year-old singer touched on everything from sex to doing mushrooms and making mistakes – it’s safe to say, the 15-year-old me is clutching her pearls.

Me rn. Credit: Giphy

Speaking about his time in One Direction, Styles said, “I was constantly scared I might sing a wrong note. I felt so much weight in terms of not getting things wrong…Now, I feel like the fans have given me an environment to be myself and grow up and create this safe space to learn and make mistakes,” he said.

Styles is clearly loving his transition into manhood, and the experimental freedom that comes from it. During the interview, the teen heartthrob visits the Shangri-La studios in Malibu and fondly remembers doing drugs there. “Ah, yes,” he says. “Did a lot of mushrooms here.”

Hehe. Credit: Giphy

Later in the interview, he points to a corner of the studio and says, “this is where I was standing when he were doing mushrooms and I bit off the tip of my tongue. So I was trying to sing with all this blood gushing out of my mouth. So many fond memories, this place.”

He also talks about one big night of partying, when he “lost all my clothes. I lost my wallet. Maybe a month later, somebody found my wallet and mailed it back, anonymously. I guess it just popped out of the sand. But what’s sad is, I lost my favourite mustard corduroy flares.” If this isn’t all of our 21st birthdays combined, I don’t know what is. 

While Styles’ coming-of-age clearly involves a lot of drugs, sex and rock ‘n roll (and rightly so) it’s also marked by his own sexual ambiguity and support for the LGBTQI community. “I want to make people feel comfortable being whatever they want to be,” he said. “Maybe at a show you can have a moment of knowing that you’re not alone…I’m just trying to make people feel included and seen.”

Speaking about being open about emotions, Styles said, “I feel pretty lucky to have a group of friends who are guys who would talk about their emotions and be really open.”

Harry and his rainbow flags. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for HS

Clearly, Harry has shed the skin of his squeaky clean bubble gum popstar past, but he’s not ashamed of it, either. “I don’t feel like I was held back at all. It was so much fun. If I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t have done it. It’s not like I was tied to a radiator.”

The 1D days. Credit: Giphy

Harry Styles is the perfect example of how being insanely famous as a kid doesn’t have to ruin your future – in fact, it can help you grow into a smart, creative and kind human being. Keep doing you, Harry. 

No, Justin Bieber Didn't Steal That Song, Here Are All The Facts

Mark My Words.

On Friday, Justin Bieber released his new, highly-anticipated album Changes, and within 24 hours there was already controversy.

Right, okay.

No, it had nothing to do with his desperate attempt at a number one single, it actually surrounded one of the songs on his new album. His new song, ‘Running Over’, which features Lil Dicky, started to do the rounds on Twitter all because of comments made by an unknown musician, Asher Monroe.

Speaking of music plagiarism, have you heard our chat on the Hot Chelle Rae, The 1975 and Maroon 5 beef on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…? You should check it out!

Asher Monroe uploaded a screenshot of his own Instagram story to Twitter, saying: Justin Bieber “jacked my swag”. Along with this comment, he placed an image of his own song “Synergy” next to Bieber’s new song. The internet then put two and two together and the comparative videos started to do the rounds. 

Here, stan Twitter was shocked at the blatant plagiarism from the Biebs that the hate started to pour in. 

But then, it wasn’t long until people noticed the instrumental also very similar to a song by the Korean band, Yumdda. 

Then, the songwriter spoke up.

Laxcity, an American producer, came forward saying that he made the beat and released it on Splice (a sound library) for royalty-free use. Laxcity shut down Asher Monroe’s claims by saying “Look at this clown” and “Lol bro I made this melody, not you… you should chill out.”

So there you have it, no one plagiarised. All good, right? Wrong. Just as we thought the case was closed, the sad truth revealed itself. Because this producer made the beat for royalty-free use, he’s actually making no money off of the Bieber song. 

Hopefully this talented producer gets the exposure he well and truly deserves and at least something will have come out of this dramatic saga.

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Married At First Sight Shows There’s More To Learn About Consent

"Take your bra off! Let it hang!"

Welcome back to MAFS Lessons, if you’re more of a visual learner, don’t worry, we’ve got you:

Amanda and Tash have had a really hard time connecting with each other. We could’ve put it down to Amanda’s fiery personality or Tash’s dating history, but the first commitment ceremony was full of red flags.

If you’re a big fan of Married At First Sight, check out this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

In the commitment ceremony, there was one particular interaction that had us shocked and it’s when Amanda said: “If it were up to me, we probably would have slept together by now.”

Now, we all know that consent requires everyone involved in the situation to give an enthusiastic ‘yes’, and Tash hasn’t given any indication that she wants to be that intimate with Amanda. In fact, it was the opposite. 

Tash actually described in detail how her feelings evolved from initial attraction to lack thereof, saying: “I was acting a certain way at the wedding and now my body language changed and she’s really intuitive and I knew she could pick it up. I wish I felt burning, strong, firey chemistry, I wish I did, but I’m not going to bullshit it.”

And Amanda knew this, but it didn’t stop Tash from blaming herself for the whole saga. She said: “I hurt her, but I was honest. I feel like I ruined the honeymoon, really, and it was pretty hard to recover from it and it drove a big wedge between us.”

Also, it didn’t help that Amanda cornered her wife, in front of 21 other people, outlining her lack of intimacy in their relationship, saying: “Quality time for me is watching a movie together… We didn’t watch a single movie together…  I’m talking away from the public… I’m talking in the room, with no one around, like your walls down, our PJ’s are on and we’re just our complete selves, our bras are literally off, and we’re enjoying each other’s company… Take your bra off! Let it hang! Do you know what I mean?” 

So, essentially we have a situation with an abundance of issues. Tash feels like she’s in the wrong because she isn’t feeling the same feelings as her partner and Amanda feels the need to vocalise what she would have done if she was “calling the shots.” Newsflash, it’s not “calling the shots” if one member of the relationship is not up for the intimacy. 

So unless Tash changes her mind, falls in love with Amanda and begin in something more than a friendship, the bras stay on.

If you haven’t done your MAFS homework, make sure you catch up on previous lessons. So far, we’ve learnt about gaslighting, why adults still need supervision, to never force chemistry, to not make a fool of yourself when there are cameras aroundhow to meet people in a socially acceptable way and also how crappy friends can ruin a relationship.

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