LMFAO is an American electro hop duo that formed in 2006 in Los Angeles, California, consisting of rappers, dancers and DJs Redfoo ,Stefan Kendal Gordy was born September 3, 1975 and SkyBlu, Skyler Husten Gordy, was born August 23, 1986. They are the son and grandson, respectively, of Motown record label founder Berry Gordy, making them uncle and nephew. Their music incorporates a theme of partying and drinking, and the group commonly refers to their music style as "party rock". The name LMFAO is an initialism for "Laughing My Fucking Ass Off" although it is often sanitised to "Loving My Friends And Others and is pronounced letter by letter.
LMFAO cites a vast range of different influences, such as rappers like Tupac Shakur, hip hop groups like The Black Eyed Peas, R&B artists like James Brown and Michael Jackson, and rock bands such as The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Both are devoted fans of Michael Jackson and they use many of his dance steps in their dance routines. Also, LMFAO cites taking a huge inspiration from Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, who first got them introduced to electronic music. Notably, Redfoo is a former brother-in-law of Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson's older brother, and is also an uncle of Jermaine Jackson, Jr. In 2007, LMFAO attended the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida, in which the duo says was an experience that inspired their musical and creative style.