Chrissy Teigen Reveals the Jealous 'Meltdown' She Endured After John Legend Shot a Music Video
When you’re as successful, hilarious, gorgeous, and glamorous as Chrissy Teigen, it’s difficult to imagine that there could be another human being on the planet that could truly make you jealous.
Sure, maybe small human jealousy. Like for me, I see someone with a great head of hair and I’m like, “Oh man that’d be great.” Or someone who doesn’t have child-bearing hips and looks like they can fit into a normal pair of pants — I find myself saying, “Must be nice.”
But Chrissy admitted that there was one instance where she hit insane, “meltdown” levels of jealousy when it came to hubby John Legend, and it was all because of a music video.
Thankfully, for everyone who follows Chrissy on social media, she was her candid self and was 100% open and honest about her feelings, no matter how shallow and personal, when talking about the embarrassing escapade.
She started the epic Twitter thread with naming the video in question: John Legend’s now decade-old “Green Light” song with Andre 3000.
People immediately reminded Chrissy that it was her least favorite song of John’s, and wanted to know if this was the reason why.
Chrissy admitted that it might’ve had something to do with it, but she mostly just thought that the track was “corny”.
Before going on her Twitter tirade, Chrissy went over the details of the video shoot with John to make sure she got her facts straight.
Apparently, some of John’s “friends” thought it’d be a good idea to taunt Chrissy with the fact that the woman who plays John’s love interest in the video was very, very attractive.
Chrissy was looking at the monitor while the video was being shot and she overheard someone remarking how good John looked with the girl he was dancing with in the video.
Which obviously didn’t sit well with Chrissy.
And I mean, could you blame her? Look at how much fun they’re having.
The reason Chrissy was doubly jealous was because she, herself, met John while filming a music video with him. She played his love interest, just like this other beautiful girl, so that only added insult to injury.
At that point, it didn’t take much to get Teigen so worked up that she’d snap.
And snap she did. Chrissy ultimately had enough of the imagined relationship that she formed between John and the woman playing his object of desire in the video.
In defense of past-Chrissy, she was 22-years-old at the time. Most 22-year-olds I know are still on their parents’ cell phone plan and don’t know how to change a tire. So if I saw my man pretending to be affectionate with another woman in the same type of scenario I met him in, I’d probably storm off set in a deluge of tears and self-loathing too.
All’s well that ends well, though. Thankfully the little spat only brought the two closer together, and ten years later, they’re still just about the most adorable celebrity couple out there.
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Band Sparks Debate On Gender Pay Gap In Music Industry After Firing Their Manager
A recent law in the UK stipulates that companies with more than 250 employees are required to reveal gender and wage gap data between all of its workers, and there have been some troubling findings as a result. It confirms the wage gap still exists, despite some companies faring better than others. (Sony Music UK, for example, shared a less than 5% wage gap).
Transparency is the first step in identifying which industries need to address the gaps in pay between genders, which is why many industries with murky and hush-hush compensation policies are so difficult to handle. Like music festivals.
This inevitably leads to “unknown” bands being paid less than headlining acts, and at some festivals, nothing at all, for the chance to share a stage with a band that has a huge following. Which is a problematic payment structure to say the least, and could deter many burgeoning new acts who often lose money for a chance to pursue their art. Combine that with the staggering gender-wage gap issues in the music industry, and for artists in general, and it’s not difficult to imagine new, female musical acts losing out on a lot of potential earnings.
The payment structure of music festivals and the wage gender gap became a hotly contested issue on social media when HAIM revealed they fired their booking manager after learning they received 1/10th the amount of a male act at the same festival.
In an interview with Italian magazine, Grazia, Danielle Haim, one of the three sisters who makes up the quartet revealed a familiar struggle that many up-and-coming musicians face when playing festivals with well-known headlining acts:
“We had been told that our fee was very low because you played at the festival in the hope you’d get played on the radio.”
“We didn’t think twice about it, but we later found out that someone was getting paid 10 times more than us. And because of that we fired our agent.”
Festivals typically compensate bands with larger followings and a record of consistently high-volume ticket sales more money – even if the acts haven’t put out new music in a while.
The Smashing Pumpkins were set to receive $ 1.27 million for four shows played at the 2015 Soundwave Festival in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and Adelaide. Soundgarden was slated to make $ 2.1 million, Slipknot, $ 1.65 million and Faith No More: $ 750,000.
This study analyzed 600 chart-topping hits from 2012-2017. 22% of the songs were performed by female artists, 12% of them were written by women and a dismal 2% were produced by women. The music business beast, from all accounts, is heavily dominated by men.
When it came to the comments regarding HAIM’s festival fees, many of the comments centered on whether or not the band should’ve expected to be paid as much as Muse.
Some claimed that HAIM firing their agent without revealing the name of the band they were getting paid less than doesn’t mean they were earning less because they were female, but because the other band may have been considered a “bigger” draw.
Others are saying that HAIM firing their manager for being paid less at a festival isn’t a “gender issue at all” and more of a question on which band will bring in crowds.
Some argued that HAIM’s demand for fairer pay is less about the economics of music festivals, and more about equality for hard working artists.
HAIM, formed in 2007 was nominated for a “Best New Artist” distinction in 2015 and had two top ten billboard albums with “Days are Gone” and “Something to tell you” in 2013 and 2017 respectively. The band has sold some 330,000 albums worldwide (accounting for CD sales, digital downloads). As of this writing, HAIM accounts for 1,806,293 monthly listeners and their top 10 most popular tracks were played a collective 245,293,775 times.
Muse, formed in 1994, has 4 Grammy nominations and 2 wins for Best Rock Album for their 2016 Drones and The Resistance. They’ve sold over 20 million records and have been featured in major studio film soundtracks, most notably the Twilight films. They currently account for 6,452,400 monthly listeners on Spotify and their top 10 tracks were streamed 812,750,854 times. They also are the first band to sell-out the newly renovated Wembley Stadium, which has a 90,000 seating capacity.
HAIM will share the stage with Muse at the end of June at Rock in Rio festival.
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If you’re truly a fan of Snapchat, no doubt you’ve followed the adventures and antics of the unequivocal King of Snaps DJ Khaled. Whether he’s sharing his personal mantras or documenting getting lost at sea, he always has an epic video prepared for his loving public.
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel this summer, Khaled confessed to wanting to Snapchat his son’s birth to the whole world. We laughed and nodded, assuming that even he had his boundaries. Surely, this was a joke.
Well, he wasn’t kidding. At all. Last night, baby boy Khaled began to make his entrance into the world…. And Snapchat got an up-close-and-personal account of the whole thing.
Oh, what’s that you hear in the background? Yes, that would be the sweet, sweet tunes of none other than DJ Khaled himself.
YES, BABY KHALED WAS BORN AS “MAJOR KEY,” A SONG FROM DJ KHALED’S NEW ALBUM, PLAYED IN THE BACKGROUND.
We sincerely hope this story will be told every year at said child’s birthday. Also, this must have been a first for the delivery room doctors and nurses.
Look, what more could a new dad want? A family and album promotional all in one. What a day.
Finally, after some tunes and breathless viewers straining their eyes to see, there was a child.
Now we can experience the miracle of life via an app originally designed for sending nudes. This is the future.
He also took to Instagram to share some of the more ~photogenic~ moments.
Somehow, we’re guessing that mommy-to-be might have been less thrilled about the contractions, though.
We gotta, admit, this is pretty adorable.
And here he is, experiencing the overwhelming miracle that is life.
Can’t get this from a selfie.
Obviously, Twitter couldn’t get over how hilarious the whole thing was.
And Khaled’s fans were pretty much in awe.
Of course there was some disbelief and criticism over the fact that anyone would actually do that.
But hey, no complaining if you watched the whole damn thing.
TBH, we all wish we could bring new life into the world this way.
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