Music News: Este Haim photobombs Liam Payne, mistaken for 'mystery drunk woman'


l-r: Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim at the BRIT Awards.
l-r: Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim at the BRIT Awards. (TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)

"Not drunk," clarified Este Haim, "just living my truth." The Haim bassist had to explain via Twitter after she gained notoriety among One Direction fans as a "mystery drunk woman" at Wednesday's BRIT Awards.

It all stemmed from a TV interview with former One Direction member Liam Payne and his girlfriend, singer Cheryl. While Payne and Cheryl were being interviewed, Este Haim happened to be seated behind them and took the opportunity to photobomb the interview. "She winked, applied chapstick, and flirted with the camera as the pair talked about the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack," as described by Billboard.

How many people don't recognize Este Haim, even at a music awards show? A lot, it turns out. Numerous social media users and even some publications posted about the "mystery drunk woman" behind Payne and Cheryl. Viewers peed themselves laughing at Este's shenanigans, according to some reports. Success!

The next day, Este Haim called in to talk with Cheryl on BBC Radio 1, just to make clear that "there's no beef" and the couple are welcome at any Haim show.

Janelle Monáe wows with new tunes

On Thursday, the internet went crazy for two new songs and videos from Janelle Monáe. "Django Jane" and "Make Me Feel" will appear on Monáe's forthcoming album Dirty Computer, due out April 27. As Pitchfork notes, the "Django Jane" video "features striking visuals, including one moment when Monáe's face appears on a woman's lap as she raps, 'Let the vagina have a monologue.'"

Quincy Jones: "Bad-mouthing is inexcusable"

Quincy Jones has apologized for some of the more extreme statements in his wide-ranging recent interviews. "Even at 85," he said in a statement, "it's apparent that 'wordvomit' & bad-mouthing is inexcusable." Apologizing to anyone who was offended by his comments about everyone from Michael Jackson to Richard Pryor, the legendary producer writes, "I have LEARNED MY LESSON! Let me tell you, I'm so grateful for my daughters because they aren't scared to stand up to their daddy. I am an imperfect human & I'm not afraid to say it. And I'm sorry & I'm not afraid to say it." (Pitchfork)

Bob Dylan plays with Wynton Marsalis on new live compilation

Bob Dylan plays his classic "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" with famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis on a 2004 live recording that appears on the forthcoming compilation United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas. Other artists appearing on the compilation, which features recordings made from 2003-2007, include Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, and Willie Nelson. The album comes out March 23. (Rolling Stone)

comments powered by Disqus