Bebe Rexha And Pete Wentz Comment On The Black Cards Situation
Fans were fairly surprised when news broke that Black Cards had parted ways with their vocalist Bebe Rexha. The news came after Black Cards had released a series of remixes and Bebe had unveiled a new solo song entitled “Champagne.”
With little to go on, fans began to speculate on what had happened. In an industry where splits can be sudden and volitile, nobody was quite sure if everything was okay between the current and former members of the band.
Don’t worry. It is.
Both 22-year-old Bebe and Pete Wentz, the band’s founder/lyricist/bassist/DJ/whatever, have commented on the line-up change and the future of their respective projects.
Bebe posted to her Facebook page to let fans know that there’s no beef between her and Black Cards.
A lot of fans have been asking me about my status in Black Cards, so I thought I’d clear the air. My depart from black cards was a mutual decision between the boys and I. I will support Pete and Spencer 100% in everything that they do. They will always be my homies. I wanna thank the fans for making this the best year EVER. I love you and you’ll be hearing more from me soon. I hope you join the movement.
Definitely reassuring (personally I’m looking forward to hearing more of Bebe’s solo work), but what about commentary from the other end of things? Well, 32-year-old Pete took to the Black Cards Facebook page to say things in a very Pete Wentz fashion:
It started out as friends. Never planned to do much of anything. I’d scribble my thoughts down and my friend sam would put them to music. In the studio next door to sams, we heard bebe and grant working on songs and the black cards collective was born. I got my friends spencer and nate involved so we could play live. We played a few shows and people started to take notice. Bebe started getting calls to write with all the producers in ny and la. Spencer and I started fucking around with people’s accapellas for fun. We remixed our friends records, cobra, anjulie and gym class. Then we remixed rihanna and major lazer, then we went to #1 on hype machine. Life felt fun again. Having to get myself through a toxic cloud that was the past year of my life was important. The homies that have been a part of black cards will still be homies. I needed to feel like myself again. Good news is that I do. I appreciate everyone who has been a part of this journey and there are songs that you still will get a chance to hear and we will be coming through your city to steal your puppies and turn your brains to mush.
So bebe was writing with producers and we were hijacking other producers.
Pete goes on to encourage fans to follow Bebe’s solo work as well as plugging BC’s upcoming mixtape. He finished with a reassuring statement: “The black cards are dead. Long live the black cards.”
I don’t think I can end on a better note than that.
(EDIT: CRAP, we had Bebe’s age listed as 27, it’s actually 22. Sorry about that!)