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James Blake Is Not Here For His GF Jameela Jamil Being Labelled Just A 'Muse'

He's got no time for guys who think they're "Mr. Golden Balls"

Singer songwriter James Blake has no time for labels, especially if they’re sexist or undermine his girlfriend, Jameela Jamil.

James and Jameela. Credit: Greg Allen/Invision/AP

During a backstage interview with Billboard, Blake was asked about how Jamil “inspired” his recent album Assume Form. While the singer said that Jamil had actually helped him make the album and that her credit isn’t just a “shoutout,” he later took to Twitter to further clarify his comments.

“Not just inspired it – she actually worked on it,” Blake began his thread. “People focus on ‘inspired’ because the idea of the ‘muse’ is so romantic and pervasive.”

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Later, he said that women who help their partners with their album “almost invariably go uncredited,” while male producers “come in and make a tiny change to a track and they’re Mr. Golden Balls.” 

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Finishing his thread, Blake gave a shout out to “all the partners who selflessly placated a musician during a very self absorbed process like creating an album.” He noted that these partners “got the title ‘muse” afterward which basically amounts to be an object of affection while the musician exercises their ‘genius.’”

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Blake even went as far as correcting Wikipedia and tweeting an image of Jamil’s credit on his album. When a follower called him a “cuck” for his comments, he simply responded, “if you listen to women you might actually keep one interested.”

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Wow. On behalf of all of us, thank you James. 

It’s so important that partners, and particularly females, get the acknowledgement they deserve in these kinds of situations. Jamil isn’t just sitting around being the apple of her boyfriend’s eye – she has valuable creative input that has been recognised by James Blake, and should be acknowledged by fans and the media as well. 

The Success Of Joker Could Mean A Fortune For This Famous Jailed Paedophile

"What a poor choice."

Joaquin Phoenix’s new film Joker has only been out for a week and it has already stirred up a fair amount of controversy because of its violent themes. However, a new development has ruffled feathers for a completely different reason.

According to The Sun, Joker could earn convicted paedophile and glam rock singer Gary Glitter a fortune because of the use of his song ‘Rock and Roll Part 2.’ 

The 1972 track, which Glitter helped write, appears in the film for around 2 minutes during the scene in which Phoenix dances down a long flight of stairs while transforming into his evil character.

Having already grossed over $140M AUD at the box office, experts say Glitter could make hundreds of thousands of dollars off Joker. The Sun states that he will “receive a lump sum for letting the recording be used and royalties will be paid based on how well the film does in cinemas, plus DVD sales and sales of the film’s soundtrack.”

It’s safe to say the news of Glitter’s involvement in the film hasn’t gone down well with fans who have taken to social media to share their thoughts and feelings. 

One user tweeted, “Why did Joker director Todd Phillips decide to push fans and royalty payments towards convicted paedophile Gary Glitter? Mystifying to include him in the soundtrack,” and another called it a “poor choice.”

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Gary Glitter, born Paul Francis Gadd, was arrested in 1997 and convicted in 1999 after pornographic images of children were discovered on the hard drive of his laptop and in his homes. Throughout the early noughties, Glitter faced various child sexual abuse charges in different countries and was eventually deported back to the UK where he was placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register. 

Gary Glitter. Credit: PA Wire

In 2015, he was found guilty of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault, and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13 between 1975 and 1980. He is currently serving a sentence of 16 years in prison. 

Sadly, Joker isn’t the only film Glitter’s track has been featured in. ‘Rock and Roll Part 2’ has appeared on the soundtracks of movies including The Full Monty, The Replacements, Meet The Fockers, Happy Gilmore and Small Soldiers. In the U.S, the song is also consistently associated with sports and is often used to signify victory. 

Perhaps it’s best filmmakers choose literally any other song when designing their soundtracks in the future.

If you, or anyone you know is a victim of sexual abuse, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800 RESPECT for support services.

Here's Proof That Nickelback Fans Exist And They Love Donald Trump

They're looking at this photograph.

For years, Nickelback have been touted as ‘the most hated band in history,’ but this year one man brought them back from the brink of extinction: the President of the United States, Donald Trump.

Last week, in an attempt to shift blame and divert attention away from that whole impeachment thing, Trump tweeted what can only be described as a ‘Nickelback meme.’

The tweet, captioned “LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH!” featured a snippet from Nickelback’s ‘Photograph’ music video, showing the photo replaced with a snap of Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and someone labeled a “Ukraine oil exec.”

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I mean, are we really that surprised? Trump’s manic Twitter behaviour has become part and parcel with his presidency. 

However, Trump’s Nickelback tweet changed more than he bargained for.

According to Billboard, digital download sales of ‘Photograph’ on the day of Trump’s tweet were up a whopping 569% compared to the previous two days. The song also racked up 772,000 on-demand streams that day, which was up 38% from September 30th to October 1st. 

It’s a big win for Nickelback considering their less-than-impressive reputation, however, they weren’t so happy with Trump’s support. According to the Guardian, the band issued a copyright complaint to have the video removed – a brush with crime that Trump is familiar with now.

Earlier this year one of the President’s campaign ads faced a takedown notice from Warner Bros for featuring the soundtrack to the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.

So what does this tell us? There are a lot of Nickelback fans still out there. There’s a good chance they’re Trump supporters and as the old saying goes, all publicity is good publicity. 

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