|"Weird Al" beez in the trap|
Yankovic is well known for pursuing artists' blessings before parodying their songs, even though fair use rules would likely protect him anyway. Word has it that because Azalea's people were being slow to respond and Yankovic really wanted to put the song on his album, Mandatory Fun, which came out on Tuesday, the comedy musician flew out to an Azalea concert to ask in person; TMZ got the request on tape.
"Fancy" was just knocked off the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week by the godawful song "Rude" by Canadian band Magic! Back in the day, a Yankovic parody could spur lots of attention and sales even to the original; Chamillionaire, whose 2006 song "Riding" became Yankovic's top ten hit "White and Nerdy," thanked the parody for helping him win a Grammy for Best Rap Song. Wouldn't it be nice if "Handy" could help "Fancy" regain the top spot over those whiny Canadian losers?
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