Taylor Momsen's The Pretty Reckless Covers The XX And Rihanna

Courtney Love already hates her, so Gossip Girl’s Carrie Wright Taylor Momsen probably didn’t think twice about dissing Rihanna in Spin a few weeks back. “People think pop is rock, and the lines are getting blurred,” she said. “Now Rihanna’s wearing fucking leather jackets, and it’s really annoying.”


So to prove she actually thinks Rihanna is “very talented,” Little J and a member of her band the Pretty Reckless stopped by Radio 1′s Live Lounge to perform an acoustic mashup of the xx’s “Islands” and Eminem & Rihanna’s “Love The Way You Lie.”

Thanks (I think) for the tip Graham.

And here’s the dinner party for “Miss Nothing” which cost $7,000 in eyeshadow alone:

Nice goblets. Eat your heart out, Kanye.

The Pretty Reckless’ debut LP features a toddler in a leather jacket on the cover and can be pre-ordered for a reasonable $27.89 on Amazon.com. The fourth season of Gossip Girl premieres on the CW 9/13 and will be mocked promptly by Videogum. (UPDATE: Actually, Videogum will be retiring the GG recaps. Sorry kids.)

No word if Momsen has read Get In The Van.

Comments (12)
  1. My ears are bleeding, but that’s alright because I love the way my eardrum has perforated due to a mix of trauma and change in air pressure.

  2. “Now Rihanna’s wearing fucking leather jackets, and it’s really annoying.”

    At least she would never wear… oh dear. Plus, she pretty much takes everything takes makes those two songs good (okay, what makes the Eminem song decent) and strips that away for a rambling rendition. Too bad, Cindy Lou Who.

  3. Wow!! She’s authentic… poo.

  4. Taylor won’t be on Gossip Girl this season. Sad, I know.

  5. I didn’t think anyone could be more of a poser than I was in middle school. Congratulations Ms. Momsen.

    Taylor Momsen < my 3 (count ‘em three) wallet chains when she was in diapers.

  6. I feel Taylor Momsen’s pain. It’s like anybody can go out these days and just buy a leather jacket and wear it like it’s theirs or something.

  7. Are there a load of confused executives at record companies who think that white people with long hair, eyeliner and black clothes are somehow edgy and cool, and not the sort of guys who spend all day masturbating and playing World of Warcraft? Oh there are?

  8. Uh, I don’t think The xx were quite that angry when they wrote the song.

  9. I saw this shitshow on Letterman last week. Vocals sounded forced and unnatrual and she looked like hell in the most unoriginal way. Maybe being rock enough isn’t what earns you the privilege of sporting a leather jacket, maybe it’s about being not horrible and whiney. Taylor Momsen, NO LEATHER JACKET FOR YOU!

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