LMFAO split? Duo, made up of RedFoo and Sky Blu, on hiatus
The party is over ... for now.
Wildly-dressed electro-pop duo LMFAO, made up of RedFoo and his nephew SkyBlu, are going on a hiatus.
"I feel like we've been doing this for so long, five or six years. And we're kind of like saying, well, let's just do what's natural and just kind of explore that, instead of like forcing it all the time," RedFoo, 37, told the Associated Press, adding that he and SkyBlu have begun moving in "different directions."
"I think that we naturally just started hanging with two different sets of people, two different crowds, but we're always family," he added. "He'll always be my nephew, I'll always be his uncle."
LMFAO is known for No. hits such as "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy and I Know It" and typically wear big sunglasses and wild, bright outfits - including Speedos. They usually perform with their "Party Rock Crew," which includes Q, DJ AiR, Dainjazone, Furr, Nate, Charlie Pearl and Shufflebot. Redfoo is currently scheduled to tour alone with them in places such as Las Vegas, Israel, Japan and Russia through November.
LMFAO has performed with other top artists such as teen pop superstar Justin Bieber, who joined them on stage at the 2011 American Music Awards, and Madonna, at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show.
RedFoo, known for his wild hair, is the 37-year-old son of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. He was born Stefan Kendal Gordy and he used to work as a financial day trader. Skyblu is 26 and his real name is Skyler Austen Gordy.
RedFoo told the Associated Press that during their hiatus, which appears to be indefinite, he plans record solo material, adding: "All the music that I'm going to make is always going to be LMFAO-ish ... I love all the topics that we talk about. I was really passionate about bringing party music to the world, so I will always be making some kind of party music."
He also told the news wire he is working on a song for New England Patriots NFL team and is also planning on launching a tennis clothing collection. The singer had attended the U.S. Open to cheer on his friend Victoria Azarenka and has also been coaching tennis player Ayaka Okuno.
SkyBlu has not commented. He recently told the website TheStarScoop.com that he has launched his own live-in "collective" of DJs called Big Bad University and had spent the last several months recovering from a back injury.
"There's a lot of time when you travel when you have so much time to work on stuff," he said. "I used to work on songs. I hurt my back, so for the last few months I needed rehab."
"I couldn't move so all I could do was kind of sit there and write my songs and come up with ideas and inventions and stuff," he said "My injury made me more productive in the business end ... Now I'm better, 100 percent. I got cleared, I got an MRI."