Meghan Trainor Wants You To Know The Drama Surrounding Her Last Music Video Wasn’t A Publicity Stunt
Back in May, Meghan Trainor cursed our eyes and ears with a music video for the song “Me Too.” About 0.6 seconds after it was released, she yanked it down and cried Photoshop. At the time, the conspiracy theorist in me was skeptical of the whole situation. Like, wouldn’t she have watched the video first before it was released? As someone who has to re-record a greeting at least thirteen times before I assign it as my outgoing message, I can confidently say I’ve spent more time on a lot less. Well, it looks like I can go ahead and put my tinfoil hat away, because according to Meghan Trainor it definitely 100% wasn’t a cheap publicity stunt.
Meghan recently spoke to Billboard about a bunch of things, like “shitting hits” and voting (which we’ll get to in a second). But one of the first things she did was cross her heart/hope to die swear that she didn’t release-and-pull the video for “Me Too” two months ago for attention.
It was “not at all” a stunt, she says. “It did get more press, but it wasn’t on purpose. The whole thing is embarrassing.”
She’s not wrong about that. If I had to think of words I’d use to describe a music video featuring a singer who dances like she’s struggling to keep up in an aerobics class while surrounded by backup dancers in American Apparel factory seconds and $5 hooker wigs, “embarrassing” would be on my shortlist.
Meghan also talked about all those hit songs she’s written. Even when Meghan stops singing, she’ll still make bass-loads of money from the songs she’s written for other people, like JLo.
“I always say, ‘I shit hits’ because they come out so quick I can’t even keep up with myself.”
I feel really bad for the person whose job it is to scoop those hits out of the toilet every day. But course Meghan is shitting hits right now – she’s young. If hits are like actual turds, it’s only going to get more difficult as she gets older. One day you’re shitting hits, the next you’re begging the nurse for an extra Metamucil biscuit in hopes of breaking your three-day dry spell. Wait, are we still talking about songs?
Meghan also got serious about the upcoming US presidential election. As in, she seriously doesn’t care. Apparently “Voting” is written right under “Feminism” and “Standing Upright” on the list of things Meghan isn’t interested in.
“I should be way more aware, and if it was [Clinton] or Trump, I’d definitely vote for her. But I’ve never voted and I don’t have any desire to.”
Meghan Trainor is 22, so she’s definitely old enough to register to vote. And why wouldn’t she? Someone needs to tell her how much fun voting actually is. You get to stand in a line, and then someone eyes up your ID for what feels like ten hours and gives you a look like “So what happened to you between now and when this picture was taken?“. Then you get to wait in another line. If you’re really lucky, you’ll get to see a passive-aggressive scoff fight break out between two people wearing an obscene amount of campaign buttons. Then when you’re done, you might get a stale cookie and a cup of juice. Voting isn’t just your constitutional right: it’s a gift from the Bullshit Gods.
In the event you care about what else Meghan Trainor has to say, you can read the whole interview here.
Here’s more of Meghan in Billboard looking absolutely fascinated by something up on the ceiling in 3 out of 4 of the pictures below.