Kanye West Can’t Sing, Can’t Play, Can’t Dance…

David Crosby Trashes Kanye West Once Again

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Today in Hate! David Crosby questions the lofty claims of ability by Kanye West.

Kanye West likes to exalt himself.  Last year, he declared himself to be “the greatest living rock star.” These comments caused an immediate backlash on social media.  Slipknot said in an interview with the BBC that he really isn’t.

David Crosby, however, went a step further. He responded in a tweet,

as I said ..he can’t write, sing, or play At all He is an egomaniac He is dumb as a post He creates nothing Helps no one

The singer was immediately accused of picking a fight with Kanye. Crosby simply responded, “Not picking a fight. Just call ‘em like I see ‘em.”

In an interview on Wednesday with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, Crosby brushed off his fighting gloves again. He said this:

“I’m saying unlike Kanye West…who can neither sing nor dance nor play.”

Crosby didn’t give a clear answer when Cohen asked if Kanye can write, but he did follow-up, saying,

Yeah, that one’s iffy.  He certainly can’t play anything and he certainly doesn’t sing.  I mean, the thing that bugs me about him is the ‘I’m the world’s greatest rock star.’ Somebody should drive him over to Stevie Wonder’s house… right now so that he understands what a real one is.  Secondly, they should send him all of Ray Charles’s catalog so that he can learn how to sing.

The singer appeared on Cohen’s show to promote Crosby, Stills, & Nash’s new album.

Crosby has dealt with his shares of troubles in the past. He spent time in a Texas state prison in 1982 due to possession of drugs like cocaine and heroin, along with weapons offenses. He also drank under the influence in 1985 and was arrested for a hit-and-run accident. Earlier this year, Graham Nash told a Dutch magazine,

I don’t like David Crosby right now. He’s been awful for me the last two years, just [expletive] awful. I’ve been there and saved his [expletive] for 45 years, and he treated me like [expletive]. You can’t do that to me. You can do it for a day or so, until I think you’re going to come around. When it goes on longer, and I keep getting nasty emails from him, I’m done. [Expletive]. David has ripped the heart out of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Crosby later apologized to Nash.

You can see the interview with Crosby and Cohen below.

 

5 Responses

  1. Shitty Boy

    Kanye West does have more talent than his superstar wife , Kim , and I never heard her sing or seen her dance and never got a read from her writing of songs. The music and media industry is very peculiar when giving out accolades and credit. Here’s the reality ; the industry machine brainwashes the public of accepting what they’re selling in deep interest. A drug dealer is a star if he can afford to pay the tab. . .Literati X

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  2. Douje

    its definitely true. he can write lyrics yeah. and make a beat. without samples to use (i.e. other peoples music) he wouldn’t be anything. he is unquestionably the least talented famous musician there is.

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  3. Antinet

    Kanye’s got a lot of talent as a video producer and stage designer. He’s a good conceptualist. I really enjoyed how he went after President Bush as well. That WAS rock star behavior, the kind we see too little of lately from the boy band apocalypse.
    That said, as a rapper, I find him annoying. He’s too aggressive without anything political going on. His voice is grating in its texture. His attitude is ridiculous, but maybe it’s just to get press. His sampling is acceptable, but hardly up there with the greats like the Bomb Squad or Dr Dre. He’s a tool.

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  4. anonymouse

    …but he is inarguably a brilliant and successful self-promoter: a genius marketer – as apparently is Kim.

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