F**k You, a performance honoring the American Supreme Court justices who overturned Roe v. Wade, the well-known 1973 decision that protected a woman’s right to an abortion, was organized by Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen. The singer of the song “Driver’s Licence” introduced Allen to the crowd on Saturday (25 June) before making some scathing comments against the Supreme Court in front of thousands of festivalgoers. In a recent interview, Rodrigo spoke candidly and described the entire ordeal.
In her opening remarks, Olivia Rodrigo discussed dedicating a song to the Supreme Court
When the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade’s abortion rights ruling last year, Olivia Rodrigo said that she didn’t really pay heed to the critiques of her on-stage tirade against the court, adding that expressing your anger and discontent is what music is all about. Before the release of her most recent album, Guts, the Sour singer and former High School Musical: The Series star gave an extensive interview to The Guardian about the process. Before performing F**k You onstage with Lily Allen at the 2022 Glastonbury music festival, she made a quick but fervent speech.
Allen claims that when the choice was made a day before they were scheduled to perform, Rodrigo, who had memorized the speech, had earlier requested the British pop singer whether they might perform the song in duet.
According to Rodrigo, “We were so devastated, crying because it felt so surreal and so awful,” and Allen had emailed them right after to recommend they dedicate the song to the court’s five conservative judges. “Heard the news? I suppose we’ve already chosen to whom we’ll dedicate this song.
According to the Driver’s Licence vocalist, “Music is about expressing your wrath and displeasure about things that are important to you. It is significant for this reason. I would have loved to have someone stand up for me in that way if I were a small girl. The singer-actress said she “didn’t really pay attention to it or let it affect me” in regards to the act’s critics, as well as her public criticisms of the former president and social media posts following George Floyd’s passing.
Her second album, Guts, which came after her unanticipated breakthrough Sour, put a burden on her. And for a few days, she just sobbed when she entered the studio. She admitted, “There were a few months where all I could think about was how I was never going to make something as good or all the mean things people on Twitter would say, or how I wasn’t as good as… whatever.”
She started sessions in Daniel Nigro’s garage studio but wouldn’t switch because of her financial concerns. “Introducing a new studio into the equation would have increased tension and unpredictability. Oh my God, we’re spending thousands of dollars, and I’m not doing any excellent work, I thought. It is the complete opposite of creativity.
Olivia Rodrigo was accused of plagiarism
Rodrigo was worried because of her debut album’s meteoric rise to the top of the Billboard 200. Shattering several records on both a general and a gender basis. However, she had already experienced a lot with Sour. Most notably plagiarism allegations that had her give Taylor Swift and Paramore 50% of the credit and income for their songs Deja Vu and Good 4 U.
In an earlier statement, Rodrigo expressed disappointment that someone would misinterpret events and disparage the efforts of any young lady. She now says that it was a teaching moment.
I had no idea how the music business operated, particularly the litigation side, she said. Now that I feel like I know so much more about the sector. I just feel better equipped in that aspect. I didn’t give it any thought at all.
Following the uproar, a number of fans conjectured that Taylor Swift and Rodrigo. Who had looked to be friendly during the former’s Sour Climb, had broken up. Leading them to assume that Rodrigo’s most recent song, Bloodsucker, was about Swift.