LMFAO members Redfoo and Sky Blu are taking a break from party rocking together to focus on their own personal and professional interests, The Associated Press reports.
"I feel like we've been doing this for so long, five or six years," Redfoo said earlier this week. "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."
So what comes natural for the uncle-nephew duo ? Well, Redfoo has been working on some solo material that he says "is always going to be LMFAO-ish . . . I was really passionate about bringing party music to the world, so I will always be making some kind of party music."
He's also branched into the world of sports, writing a song for the New England Patriots at the request of the team's owners, and performing at some dates on the U.S. women's gymnastic team's gold-medal victory tour. He's even coaching tennis, working with Las Vegas-based junior player Ayaka Okuno.
"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," Redfoo said. "She's really good at self-analyzing."
While LMFAO certainly isn't finished, Redfoo said he's not sure when he'll reunite with Sky Blu, saying the two are going in "different directions."
"I think that we naturally just started hanging with two different sets of people, two different crowds, but we're always family," he added. "He'll always be my nephew, I'll always be his uncle."
Earlier this year, before LMFAO embarked on their Sorry for Party Rocking tour, the duo dismissed rumors that there was a rift in the group: "It's completely false," Sky Blu said at the time. "We're family at the end of the day. Blood is stronger than anything."
- Sky Blu