Redfoo talks LMFAO hiatus, sports interests

Associated Press Modified: September 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm •  Published: September 20, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — LMFAO's Redfoo is still party rocking, but these days, he's doing it without his partner-in-fun, Sky Blu.

Redfoo says he and Sky Blu — who is also his nephew — are taking a break as they focus on their own interests, personally and professionally.

"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, 37, explained in a phone interview earlier this week.

For the wild-haired Redfoo, his explorations have not only taken him to record new music solo, they have also opened up a world in sports.

Earlier this month, he was in the stands at the U.S. Open rooting on new BFF Victoria Azarenka, who lost to Serena Williams for the women's championship. He's also been performing on some dates with the Fierce Five of women's gymnastics as the gold-winning Olympic team tours the nation, and he's been spending time on the tennis courts in Las Vegas as a coach for a junior player.

Redfoo said he recently began coaching Ayaka Okuno, practicing several hours a day with her in Las Vegas.

"I kind of use the Phil Jackson approach which I teach her some vague things — I teach her how to think for herself on the court," he said. "She's really good at self-analyzing."

He's also planning his own line of tennis clothing and sponsoring the United States Tennis Association's Party Rock Open in Las Vegas starting Sunday.



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