Thursday, September 7, 2006
Danger Mouse Owns up to Hilton Prank
Gnarls Barkley producer Danger Mouse has confirmed rumors he was responsible for the CD prank on Paris Hilton's new album, insisting he was merely "improving on perfection."
The dance impresario teamed up with British guerrilla graffiti artist Banksy to doctor 500 copies of Paris, before smuggling them in to HMV music stores around Britain.
The pair, who have both worked with the Gorillaz, replaced Hilton's sugary pop with new beats, while the album artwork has been altered so that Hilton's face is replaced by her dog, and also appears topless. The track listing reads as a series of inane questions, including, "Why am I famous?" and "What am I for?"
Danger Mouse's management released the following statement: "It's hard to improve on perfection, but we had to try."