Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Tells Kanye West He’s ‘Not the Greatest Living Rock Star in the World’
At the end of last month, Kanye West headlined this year’s Glastonbury festival despite a massive petition to have him removed from the bill. Regardless of his many detractors, the show went on and, during his set, the hubris-to-spare rapper proclaimed that he was “the greatest living rock star in the world” without blinking an eye. Now, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has taken issue with that statement.
In a super-short video for Music Choice, Taylor reprimands West for his overly lofty words.
“Kanye, you are not -- not -- the greatest living rock star of all time,” he says. “And the fact that you had to tell people that, kinda says it all. You remind me of the guy who brags about p---y -- they never get as much as they brag about. Stop it. Stop it!”
You can watch Taylor’s condemnation of West for yourself in the clip at the top of the page.
Just before West took the stage at Glastonbury in June, he addressed the petition to have him removed head-on, calling it “an insult to music fans all over the world” -- the very same language originally invoked by the petition.
Of course, West -- as he does -- forged on and performed a 30-song, career-spanning set, which included a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” an appearance from West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy collaborator, Justin Vernon, and some creative closed captioning from the BBC, which broadcasted the performance.