Meet Who Is Fancy, The Mysterious Pop Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves And Meghan Trainor Love

Who Is Fancy? A first official music video provides a new glimpse at the mysterious singer/songwriter.

1. Little is known about Who Is Fancy, the mysterious new pop artist backed by Scott Borchetta, founder of Big Machine Label Group (Taylor Swift), and Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun.

First referenced by Borchetta in a September iHeartRadio festival report from Billboard touting Big Machine’s next crossover act, Fancy has closely guarded his identity, on social media and neither Big Machine, nor Republic Records (which has signed on in a joint venture), will spill the beans. “Who Is Fancy is an artist that wants to celebrate the artistry and songwriting, while not focusing on whom he is at first, allowing the music to truly speak for itself,” the label told us in a statement.

3. In late January, Borchetta emplored his followers to check out Fancy’s debut single “Goodbye,” which was subsequently released to iTunes and recently pushed to radio.

4. A kiss-off anthem with a heart as big as its hook, it didn’t take long for “Goodbye” to catch on.

5. Tori Kelly was a fan.

6. As was Kacey Musgraves.

Of course, the support of Borchetta and Braun probably didn’t hurt.

7. Though it’s still not clear who Fancy is, yesterday BuzzFeed Music received an official music video for “Goodbye.”

Big Machine / Republic

8. In the video, a skinny boy with a furrowed brow (who Republic would neither confirm nor deny is Fancy) has his tattoos airbrushed and hair coiffed in someone’s attempt to turn him into the next Justin Bieber.

Big Machine / Republic

Big Machine / Republic

Big Machine / Republic


A not-so-subtle nod to the pressures Fancy may himself be feeling.

9. In a note attached to the video, Fancy told BuzzFeed Music that he wrote “Goodbye” as a “wakeup call.”

I was in a bad relationship pattern where I ended up being with people that were not the best for me, didn’t bring out the best in me, didn’t allow me to truly be myself and I realized it was time to just say Goodbye. It was a real moment for me where I realized I couldn’t truly love anyone unless I loved myself.

10. “The video is a juxtaposition of how society wants someone to view themselves verse how people view themselves,” Fancy wrote.

In the video you’re about to watch, we see someone who feels comfortable expressing themselves through tattoo’s, body art, etc. but society is more accepting of someone who is more clean cut, buttoned up. Those transitions represent what I was going through in my relationship. I could either stay in my relationship and accept the norms that society places on people or I could walk away and find something better, something where I could be myself.

11. Watch the video for “Goodbye” below.

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Clips in my pocket: Rapper Soulja Boy holds personal gun show on Instagram!/JoshWarrenYo/status/294247362019340288

Soulja Boy has been instagramming nothing but pics of stacks of money, and him posing with a gun for the past 2 hours.

— Amir Hasan (@IAmAmirHasan) January 24, 2013

Either Soulja Boy didn’t get the memo that America is particularly gun shy at the moment, or he just doesn’t care. We’re going for the latter, seeing as he’s chosen Instagram to show off what he’s got. While violent video games have attracted a lot of attention since the Sandy Hook massacre, with Vice President Joe Biden devoting a day of his gun violence task force to a meeting with game developers and publishers, he seems to have overlooked the music industry.

broke ass niggaz sit back and watch 💯

— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) January 24, 2013

these broke ass niggaz want what I got. That’s why they mad. Sit back and comment while I show you how it’s

— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) January 24, 2013

who cares what the caption is. You broke ass niggaz gonna comment anyway 😂

— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) January 24, 2013

clips in my pocket 😈

— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) January 24, 2013

Though we can’t deny that the hundred dollar bills look nice, Soulja Boy’s followers weren’t particularly impressed with the hardware.

Soulja boy just posted 100 pictures with his gun on Instagram, dude you’re not hard lol

— basednate. (@Nathannnnn_) January 24, 2013

Soulja boy thinks he’s hard because he uploaded a picture with a gun in his hand lmao

— Ochocinco` (@FlyLikeJetss) January 24, 2013

According to Instagram, Soulja Boy is getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan .

— Charles Bryant (@princehonour) January 24, 2013

Confused on why Soulja Boy has a gun in his hand in every one of his Instagram pictures today?

— Jordan Danna (@JordanDanna1) January 24, 2013

Lol soulja boy flexin hard as shit on twitter, boy you dont tote guns, fuck outa here

— Chief Queef (@JusGreatness) January 24, 2013

@souljaboy You ain’t firing that gun at NOBODY. quit trying to act gangster.

— Artful Dodger (@ArtfulDodg3r__) January 24, 2013

Oh man, don’t tell Piers!

@piersmorgan @souljaboy has over 5 millions followers and is posting photos of himself posing with guns/bullets. Smh

— Artful Dodger (@ArtfulDodg3r__) January 24, 2013

Why soulja boy keep on posting these gun pics on instagram? Chief keef just went to jail off some shit like that,don’t you niggas learn! Smh

— Original Yardie Kash (@CallMeKash) January 24, 2013

Lmao soulja boy posted like a million pics with his gun he happy as hell to finally have a fire arm

— laroy will (@laroyy) January 24, 2013

“@souljaboy: clips in my pocket 😈”Clown. Posting photos of guns – Hope you get arrested you fucking idiot #SandyHook

— Artful Dodger (@ArtfulDodg3r__) January 24, 2013

What’s Soulja Boy trying to achieve by putting pictures of guns and ammunition up on his Instagram?

— CVLT LXVDXR (@DEADFREAKS) January 24, 2013

@souljaboy fuck off soulja your as soft as my daughters teddy bear ya fuckin clown you no u aint bout dat life

— DA1ULUV2H8 (@thisismase) January 24, 2013

So soulja boy is a gangsta now?

— Evander Holyfield (@BIG_SM00V3) January 24, 2013

Somebody get this nigga soulja boy off ig..tryna stunt wit his guns n shit, lame as hell!

— AR_MONEY (@ArmanixEXchange) January 24, 2013

Can someone get Soulja boy the hell out of here posting all these IG gun picts. He is doing the most!

— Shae (@Kashankashae) January 24, 2013

Soulja boy on Instagram with his “strap” haha

— ARB. (@AaronRBowen) January 24, 2013

@souljaboy what’s the matter that wap shit ain’t working for you you tweeting guns for attention .you don’t rap nigga #youwap lmaoo

— MR STEELERNATION (@OfficialSoop92) January 24, 2013

Somebody tell Soulja Boy Feds is watchin

— Baul Lin(@CraigNoFriday) January 24, 2013

Pussy ass nigga give the guns back to its owner, Shits def aint yours… RT @souljaboy: clips in my pocket 😈

— Derrick (@DatNiggaDerrick) January 24, 2013

Soulja Boy got a gun y’all…. Niggas really need to crack down on this gun control shit.. Smfh

— Sontay (@Sontay_Aye) January 24, 2013

Soulja boy got himself a BB gun

— MoneyHabit$ (@trippydreadlyfe) January 24, 2013

Lol @ soulja boy stuntin with straps he aint gonna use

— Hammy Boy (@HamCertified) January 24, 2013

Word!@skinnypizzle: Will Soulja Boy accidentally shoot himself already? Lmao

— Ken Gretsky (@KSopendoors) January 24, 2013

The fact that soulja boy is posing with a gun /a box of bullets right now on Instagram … #smh

— Brittney Davidson(@brittdavidson) January 24, 2013

Soulja Boy has to be the dumbest stunt nigga ever, he buys 1 gun and insta’s 8 pictures of him with it…

— IR (@IKRten) January 24, 2013

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Before You Got Into The Trend, Your Dad Was The Ultimate Hipster

Listen. I could sit here all day and rattle off a list of things that make your hipster lifestyle decidedly uncool, but what I’m really about to say is going to rock your faux-original world. While you and your mustaches and vinyls and short shorts strut around sipping lavender-infused coffee, you’re all blissfully unaware of the fact that you’ve failed in your attempts to be misunderstood beatniks with a flair for originality.

Why’s that? Well, because your dads did it first. Don’t believe me? Just ask author and copywriter Brad Getty. He’s the mastermind behind a little book by the name of Dads are the Original Hipsters, and he’s here to shut your nonsense down. Eat your hearts out, first movers. Dad was moving long before you.

The book is essentially a compilation of legendary hipster dad photos that are presented alongside Getty’s painfully accurate (and at times NSFW) commentary. Here are a few of the best.

“Your parents had a non-traditional wedding before you did, and their marriage might not be legal to prove it.”

“Your dad sucked at his job before you did.”

“Your dad was a street artist long before you put up your first shitty wheatpasting.”

“Your dad went green before it was cool, and he has the t-shirt to prove it.”

“Original at everything since ’76.”

“Your original hipster dad and his crew of dirt balls.”

“Bill and Hillary Clinton were the original hipsters.”

“Your dad had hangovers, and the worst part was realizing that the mistake he made last night was making you.”

“Throwback Thursday to when your dad was a DJ before you were, and he played music so obscure that you’ve never even heard of it.”

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“Hipsters, your shit-whip will never compare to your dad’s badass ride.”

“Fall/winter 2014 look book.”

“Your dad was a struggling indie artist before you were.”

“Selfie game king since ’76.”

(via Tumblr)

I’m sorry that you had to face the reality of your fraudulent existence this way, hipsters, but it had to be done. Take this opportunity to re-evaluate your position in the world, get a handle on those convoluted political opinions that you don’t actually understand, and start drinking regular espresso like a normal person. Because that’s exactly what you are — normal.

To further confront the mortality of your image, be sure to check out more of Brad Getty’s work on his website and Tumblr.

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Newark mayor Cory Booker to Obama at #SXSW: ‘Eat more ice cream’!/Skamenca/status/310809920041799681

South by Southwest, the annual hipster music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, Texas, is in full swing. Techies, journalists, celebrities, and politicos (most of them left-leaning) are holding forth on the big issues of the day.

And the not so big issues.

We think Newark mayor Cory Booker may have a particular flavor to recommend to his fellow Democrat celeb in the White House…

Too bad the food police at the security gate (and in the East Wing) disapprove.

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