Russell Brand Defends Katy Perry’s Twitter Rant

February 28th, 2011 // 2 Comments

On the red carpet of the Academy Awards, Russell Brand spoke up about the alleged Katy Perry Twitter war against Britney Spears for the product placement in her “Hold It Against Me” video.

“I think those things are made up in the papers and the media to distract people from our spirituality and the truth, and it distracts us from the way the economic situation of the world keeps certain people trapped on this plateau,” Brand told MTV News. “Let’s all rise up and join together. Unite!”


Perry’s original tweet re: product placement said: ”Do it with style and grace … Not so in [your] face like some. [You] have to get creative with it. Some artists don’t care [though, and you] can tell.” Well, that didn’t go down well with the media nor Britney stans…

Perry responded by saying:

“Dear tabloid media a.k.a. FILTH: please note I expressed an overall feeling about product placement, [its] role in videos and the art of them being compliment[ary] or sticking out. Most, if not ALL, popsters welcome deals with products [to] offset costs of big-budget vids in these recessional music industry times. I’VE used them in MY vids before and am happy [to be] able [to] make a better vid because of [them]. Once AGAIN, stop pitting artist against artist for [your] sensational satisfaction and stick to what [you're] best [at]: lying, gossiping, exaggerating and overall lending a hand [to] the deterioration of a generation.”

Well, there you have it.

By Justin Thompson

  1. Kateleen

    She is right actually. It may have been said a bit directly but she is right. Good on Russel Brand for defending her, they are indeed very spiritual people who do their utmost to help the world, see their support of the David Lynch Foundation. it would be nice to see the media cover that for a change, instead of making up trash to numb the minds of young people, There is more to life than that.

  2. Mandy

    I do love Katy Perry, but she posted this pretty soon after Britney’s video was released. There hasn’t been any substantial product placement in music videos between Britney’s video and Katy’s tweet. I’m not saying Katy is wrong (I agree with her about product placement), but she shouldn’t deny that she was talking about Britney. It’s obvious what she meant.

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