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Drew Gooden explains why he’s “disappointed” in Juice WRLD lawsuit

Published: 3/Jan/2020 20:45

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTuber, critic, and musician Drew Gooden is none too pleased with band Yellowcard’s lawsuit against the recently deceased rapper Juice WRLD, in spite of his passing.

American rock band Yellowcard has decided to proceed with a lawsuit against Juice WRLD, who passed away on December 8, 2019 of a sudden seizure at just 21 years old.

Yellowcard had originally filed a lawsuit against the rapper due to a similarity between their 2006 composition “Holly Wood Died” and Juice WRLD’s 2018 song, “Lucid Dreams,” claiming that the more recent track is “not only substantially similar to [Holly Wood Died], but in some places virtually identical.”

While Juice WRLD later passed away, the band decided to go through with their suit, despite feeling reportedly “torn” about the controversial decision.

YouTuber Drew Gooden, a longtime fan of Yellowcard, actively decried their continued lawsuit in a video uploaded on January 2, titled, “I’m Disappointed,” arguing that he couldn’t find any blatant similarities between the two songs.

“Their original music, their first two albums especially, I listened to all the time,” Gooden said of Yellowcard. “I know these songs very well. They’re deeply ingrained into my brain. And when I heard ‘Lucid Dreams,’ I didn’t hear the song they’re suing him for allegedly ‘ripping off.’”

The YouTuber went on to argue that there “doesn’t seem to be any loss involved” on Yellowcard’s part, and that ultimately, musicians are largely inspired by other artists – and even claimed that Yellowcard’s lawsuit was born out of desperation for money and relevancy.

“…they’re so desperate for money that they’re willing to alter their legacy forever to make villains out of themselves, just for a small payday,” he continued. “…I saw ‘#f**kYellowcard’ all over Twitter for a few days, and it’s totally worth it to them, because they’re that desperate for money.”

juicewrld999, InstagramDeceased rapper Juice WRLD is being met with a posthumous lawsuit by band Yellowcard, who reportedly felt “torn” about proceeding with the issue.

After kicking out their drummer in 2013 and signing to a record label famous for “Kidz Bop,” Gooden feels that the now-defunct band saw an opportunity for quick cash and took it — and while this motivation hasn’t been confirmed, its safe to say that Yellowcard’s lawsuit is earning them backlash across Juice WRLD’s fanbase.


Is Dixie D’Amelio performing at the Grammys? Twitter reignites wild nominee rumor

Published: 18/Jan/2021 13:30

by Connor Bennett


Twitter has reignited the wild rumors that Dixie D’Amelio could be performing at the Grammys, and might even win an award. However, that isn’t the case, and here’s why.

A few of the biggest social media stars will, ultimately, crossover into the mainstream and appear on TV, get roles in movies, and some will even go into music.

With the rise of TikTok, there have been a few creators who’ve done all three – with the biggest of which being the D’Amelio’s, Charli, and Dixie. The former appeared in a Super Bowl commercial while Dixie has dropped a few songs, and even had features from One Direction’s Liam Payne.

Now, with awards season on the horizon, Twitter has reignited a rumor about her potentially being up for a Grammy and even performing at the annual show. However, that’s not likely to be the case.

Dixie D'Amelio One Whole Day Not A Diss Track
Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio collaborated with Wiz Khalifa to produce her latest song, ‘One Whole Day.’

Will Dixie D’Amelio sing at the Grammys?

Back in late December, Dixie responded to a wild set of rumors that she, alongside controversial rapper 6ix9ine, would be opening the Grammys with a performance of one of her songs.

“LMAOOO STOP,” she tweeted, on her now-deleted account. “I’m being set up at this point oh my god,” Dixie added in a follow-up post, before joking that a few fans had been a bit too gullible in eating up the rumor.

Ultimately, to perform at the show, you have to be nominated and Dixie hasn’t made the cut. So, despite Twitter bring the rumor back up, we’ll see probably see someone like Dua Lipa, or Coldplay, or even Beyonce strut their stuff instead.

Is Dixie D’Amelio nominated for a Grammy?

As above, no, Dixie has not been nominated for a Grammy for either of her songs that would be eligible – One Whole Day or Naughty List.

Even though it’s gotten some incredible buzz, her song Roommates is not eligible for this year’s Grammys show because it was released way after the cutoff date for voting. Maybe next year, though?

So, if you’re expecting to see Dixie at the Grammys, the only hope you’ve got is if she’s there as part of the crowd or on the red carpet. Someone might even use TikTok dances in their performance and slip one of her videos in, who knows.

However, she won’t be performing any of her own songs, so, sorry to disappoint anyone who may have been expecting it.