Artists who can't tell the difference between themselves and their art run the high risk of being a-holes (Nick), because you get into a headspace where being an Artist is your excuse for being alive, which implies that you need one, and then you're down the rabbit hole of constantly needing validation for something you used to do for joy, and then you're lost.
But more importantly there's this: The purpose of craft is to get you over those humps, and if you think that art is purely about self-expression, you run the risk on the opposite side of being unable to function (Nick) if you don't feel okay or great that day. Drawing the line between oneself and one's art is, in the overall project of being a human being, essential, but it can be hard or make people defensive because they're so much romance surrounding the idea that it sounds a lot harsher than it actually is.
Anyway, Scotty's gay. He already said this six times -- or like an infinite number of times, really -- but once again that has something to do with his songwriting abilities. I think it's odd that you would admit to something like that on a show like this, because liking house music is admitting that you don't really like music that much.
Scotty: "I can vogue my ass off."
IN 2011 THE MOTHERFUCKER SAYS THIS
Scotty: "Nick was hitting on gay guys with poor decision-making skills, Melissa was trying to have sex with gay guys which did not go well, Sonyae picked the biggest fag caricature in there and went for it, Blessing is blind and kind of judgmental or maybe it's a sour-grapes situation, Jackie and Jes will generally start making out after a couple of drinks anyway, and then there's Johnny who didn't seem that uncomfortable but kept telling anybody who would listen how comfortable he was in this gay club so we would see that he's so okay with gay people that it's kind of weird, because that's how straight he is, and then eventually he just wouldn't stop holding Jes's hand, and I think somehow he ended up going home with a guy."
Kara: Dressed like your mom.
Jewel: Says "booty-shaking" again; still weird.
Team Nick Sonyae Scotty Melissa is summoned to the carpet for discussion of their song, which actually won the night. Johnny borrows Nick's bitchy face; Scotty makes it clear that Melissa be left out of the group in terms of any kind of credit at all. It's gross. Kara loves the way that Nick layered other hooks and tricks on top of the original hook to make it awesome, which is pretty insightful although it's mostly due to Nick explaining it really well. Melissa, maybe she feels bad about getting iced out of this maybe not, but it's kind of true and she really should have spoken up. I think if you're coasting it's okay to get called out on it, because why are you coasting.