La Roux Singer Explains Why Kanye West, Dr. Dre Embrace Her

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By Jocelyn Vena

Now that she’s managed to crossover into the world of hip-hop, La Roux’s front woman, Elly Jackson, admits that she has one good reason why artists like Dr. Dre, Kanye West and L.E.P. Bogus Boys are getting on the La Roux bandwagon. And, she admits it has a lot to do with her songs’ titles.

“I think it’s because our songs are called ‘In For The Kill and ‘Bulletproof,’ ” Jackson laughed to MTV News. “A lot of kids in the UK, they see it as not kind of in the way it was supposed to be meant, which is great [and] which I what songs are supposed to be about kind of people making them into their own thing. But obviously the tracks are about hope and going and doing something great for your self and a lot of kids in the U.K. were like, ‘it’s quite ghetto,’ and I was like, ‘It’s not supposed to be ghetto,’ but I like that about it.”

She laughed, “They’re like going ‘in for the kill’ [thinking it's about violence and] it’s not really how I meant it, but alright.”

While she laughs off the misinterpretations of her songs and appreciates the shine from the hip-hop community, she does say that she can’t see the band going hip-hop for their next album.

“That’s why we did that with Kanye [and remixed 'In For The Kill'] cause it’s a one-off, but La Roux and hip-hop don’t really mix … on our albums certainly they don’t mix.”

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