Quotes of the Week: Madonna Prefers Recording in 'Prison,' Ariana Grande Gets Smacked By an Angel and More

"You are my favorite rapper, but dude ShadyXV is f---ing ASS...why won't someone who loves him tell him NO."
--Tyler, The Creator
The rapper, in tweets he has since deleted, dissing the new compilation from Eminem's Shady Records.

"Kurt heard that, and kissed me on the face. He was so excited."
--Dave Grohl
The Foo Fighters frontman, on the band's HBO series Sonic Highways, recalling how his Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain reacted to hearing an early Foos demo.

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"A Victoria's Secret angel accidentally smacked me in the face with her wings and it was awesome."
--Ariana Grande
The singer, on Twitter, after performing at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

"For me, it's all about being in a tiny room with little windows. It's almost like you have to be in a prison."
--Madonna
The music icon, explaining her preferred recording environment to her friend, magician David Blaine, in Interview magazine.

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"Everything around music right now is so 2000s."
--will.i.am
The Black Eyed Peas frontman, telling the New York Post he's unimpressed by today's pop.

"I can't take it anymore! It's enough, and enough is enough!"
--Sean "Diddy" Combs
The Bad Boy mogul, reacting on Instagram to a grand jury's decision not to indict a New York police officer in connection with the death of Eric Garner.

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"I did have a four-year relationship with a woman. But I've been very happily married for seven years to a penis."
--Mel B
The America's Got Talent and X Factor U.K. judge, to The Guardian.

This article first appeared in the Dec. 12 issue of Billboard.


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