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Fare thee well, LMFAO -- for now

September 21, 2012|By August Brown
  • LMFAO, at Staples Center in 2010, is taking a break for solo work.
LMFAO, at Staples Center in 2010, is taking a break for solo work. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles…)

Every day they saw their dream, but now that dream is on hiatus for LMFAO. 

The electro-pop duo, beloved and reviled for their wink-nudge dance odes to the Zubaz-printed good life, suggested to an Australian reporter that Redfoo and SkyBlu would be taking time apart to pursue solo ventures.

"I feel like we've been doing this for so long, five or six years. And we're kind of like saying, well, let's just do what's natural and just kind of explore that, instead of like forcing it all the time," Redfoo said.

This prompted breaved garment-rending among the group's fans, who feared a permanent breakup was afoot.

But the group quickly clarified that the centrifugal force of their collective wiggle dances will not abate for good. A rep told Spin that time apart was not synonymous with a breakup. Redfoo, for his part, has said he will spend the break writing and producing solo tracks and working with other artists (like his recent Carly Rae Jepsen collaboration, "This Kiss"). He's also dabbled in, of all things, the worlds of professional tennis.

In our bereavement, we offer a modified final stanza from Philip Larkin's "An Arundel Tomb," perhaps the English language's most famous poem of a duo united in eternity.

Time has transfigured LMFAO into   Solo careers. The leopard-print fidelityThey party-rocked has come to be   Their final wiggle, and to prove   Their almost-tanned-cheeks almost true:   What will survive of us is being sexy and knowing it.

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