LMFAO's Redfoo enters US Open tennis playoffs

One half of the annoying electropop pair swaps beats for balls

LMFAO's Redfoo enters US Open tennis playoffs

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LMFAO's Redfoo has announced that he will be entering the playoffs for this year's tennis US Open.

Yup, one half of the annoying electropop pair has swapped his banging beats for bouncing balls. The 37-year-old singer/producer, who is the son of Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., will take part in the USTA Northern California Sectional Qualifying Tournament June 18-23. "It's always been a dream of mine to play professional tennis," he said.

Redfoo is a long-time fan of the sport, having played as a junior, and is currently dating former World Number One tennis player Victoria Azarenka, who he accompanied to this year's Australian Open, according to Tennis World.

Last month, Redfoo admitted he is unsure whether LMFAO will get back together, claiming that only "time will tell" if they reform. The pair revealed that they were going on a hiatus in September last year, although the band subsequently insisted that they weren't breaking up and their split was only temporary.

Speaking to Billboard, however, Redfoo said he was uncertain if he and bandmate Sky Blu would reconvene in the future. "I could easily say, 'Okay, sure, in the future we'll come back together.' But really, the most accurate way I can say that is that time will tell," he said. "It's not about just the music. It's easy to get in the studio and say 'Hey, you put a verse over here and we can just put a label on it and call it LMFAO.' That's easy - that's what we did the last album."

At the time of their split, music fans took to NME's Facebook page to express their delight at the news. Cherry Amber Wiles wrote: "The world is now a better place", while a similarly gleeful Aimee Foote: wrote "this hasn't made my friday...THIS HAS MADE MY LIFE!:')" and William Knox said "Some faith in humanity has been restored...".

LMFAO have released two albums, 2009's 'Party Rock' and 2011's 'Sorry For Party Rocking'.

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