Has anyone grown tired of listening to/hearing about “Niggas in Paris?” Is that even possible? I feel like I could listen to that song once a day for the next 10 years and not be angry about it. I might get sick of the Blades of Glory thing though.
Speaking of which (TRANSITION), apparently, no one called Jon Heder (aka Napoleon Dynamite, and one of the skaters in Blades of Glory) before the song came out to tell him he’d be on the song. He found out with the rest of us. And when he did, he first wanted to get paid, and then he realized the song was awesome. Here’s his awkward quotes about it to FUSE:
“I actually heard about it after the fact. Then I called up my manager like ‘What’s going on here? Is there some kind of compensation happening?’ It was like ‘Whatever, the glory of the song is your compensation Jon. Listen to it.’ I was like, ‘All right.’ I am like one of those in Paris. Yeah, I guess, we have to give it probably a few more years to see its history. … I’m not quite sure what the connection is but I feel very but I feel very honored. It’s a compliment right?”
I’m not sure what to make of the “I am like one of those in Paris” line, but it’s sort of interesting that actors aren’t even called when their parts of movies are cleared as samples. Though I bet people have to call, like, Robert DeNiro if they want to use his voice. [DS]