WEEKLY NewsVIBEE: Kylie Minogue, Mike Posner Controversy, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande
Written by vibee on May 1, 2016
Controversy about “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (also known by its clean title “I Took a Plane to Ibiza” and its censored title “Ibiza“) is a song by American singer Mike Posner. The song, originally acoustic guitar-based, was remixed by the Norwegian duo SeeB and released in the United States on July 24, 2015, digitally as a single from his second EP The Truth as well as the lead single from his second studio album At Night, Alone..
In April 2016, it was reported that tourism officials in Ibiza were “annoyed” by the song as they felt it contributed to Ibiza’s reputation for drug-related debauchery due to lyrics in the song such as “I took a pill in Ibiza” and “You don’t want to be high like me.” The island’s tourism director Vicent Ferrer stated, “We have invited the author of this song to discover Ibiza because we have much more to offer besides the nightlife which is known worldwide,” and noted that the island had been “typecast” due to its reputation for nightlife and as a partying destination.
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