Are LMFAO Still Together? The '00s Breakout Band Is On A Lengthy Hiatus
It's been just shy of a decade since the band LMFAO first scaled the charts with dance floor fixtures "I'm In Miami B*tch" and "Shots," which helped propel the uncle-nephew duo to international fame. They followed with a pair of No. 1 singles in 2011 — remember when "Party Rock Anthem" and "I'm Sexy and I Know It" were everywhere? — but save for their buzzy Super Bowl performance with Madonna in 2012, they've since largely fallen off the map. If you were near a radio at any point during LMFAO's stint in the spotlight, there's probably a time in the last six years that you've wondered, wait, is LMFAO still together?
Well, if you haven't yet felt compelled to investigate, I'm here to tell you that, no, you won't be seeing the neon fanatics on stage together any time soon. Shortly after their set with Madonna, the pair announced they were taking a hiatus to explore solo ventures.
"Well, you know, first of all, we're not breaking up. I know that for sure. We're family and stuff, so it's always love," Sky Blu, one half of the duo, told MTV News at the time. "It's interesting because somebody will say one thing [and] it's just like high school, then all of a sudden [it's] 'They're breaking up. They're fighting.' It kind of gets blown out of proportion, so we're definitely not breaking up."
Alas, that was nearly five years ago, and there's still no sign of a reunion. It appears the latest update came in 2013, when Redfoo addressed the the break in an interview with Billboard. As he told the outlet,
"I could easily say, 'OK, sure, in the future we'll come back together.' But really, the most accurate way I can say that is that time will tell. It's not about just the music. It's easy to get in the studio and say 'Hey, you put a verse over here and we can just put a label on it and call it LMFAO.' That's easy — that's what we did the last album. You can hire producers and they tell you to insert a rap here and you put a sticker on it. That's easy to do. There's a dynamic between [Sky Blu and me] that has changed. There's a personal dynamic, and energy dynamic. I can't really speak for him, but I am very protective of that."
Still, that doesn't mean Redfoo and Sky Blu have completely stepped away from music. Both have maintained active solo careers. Under the revamped moniker 8ky, Blu put out debut solo project Fxck Yeah: Chaos To Consciousness last September. MTV reported he was set to release an album titled Rebel Music back in 2013, but the only evidence of that is a mixtape streaming on datpiff.com.
As for Redfoo, the rapper-producer also unveiled his first solo effort, Party Rock Mansion, last year, though he's been busy on screen, too. According to IMDB, he appeared in 2013 comedy Last Vegas and has also enjoyed appearances on The X-Factor and Dancing With the Stars.
So, there you have it, folks. LMFAO aren't still together, but they're still party rockin' somewhere. (Sorry, I had to.)