Corey Taylor to Kanye West: ‘You Are Not the Greatest Living Rock Star’
Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor is ready for Kanye West to “stop it.” The rapper headlined the 2015 Glastonbury Festival on June 27 and his performance certainly made an impact. Not only did he deal with a stage-crasher, West covered Queen’s song “Bohemian Rhapsody” and told the audience that they were “watching the greatest living rock star on the planet.” It’s that last statement that’s made some other rock stars in the industry stop and comment.
In a video interview for Music Choice, Taylor tells West to shut up, in a manner reminiscent of a teacher scolding a student. “Kanye, you are not – not – the greatest living rock star of all time,” states Taylor. “The fact that you had to tell people that, kinda says it all. You remind me of the guy who brags about p-ssy – they never get as much as they brag about. Stop it (claps) Stop it!” Enjoy the 40-second video above.
So clearly, West is not one of Taylor’s favorite rappers. However, the singer does enjoy the hip-hop genre. During a recent Reddit AMA, the musician mentioned some of the rappers he likes a lot, they include Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jay-Z and Public Enemy. He went on to say that he’d love to collaborate with Eminem, which wouldn't be his first foray into the rap community. This year he was featured on Tech N9ne's song "Wither."
Taylor’s rap preferences weren’t the only things he talked about during the Q&A. As always with AMAs, we learned some pretty fun and random things about the musician. First, he pees in the shower and thinks anyone who says they don’t is lying. Second, his Mount Rushmore of heavy metal musicians would feature Cliff Burton, Ronnie James Dio, John Bonham and Randy Rhoads etched in rock. And last and, yes, least, that he uses Tide Pods to wash his “dingy metal clothes” to make them "so fluffy and aromatic."
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