David Crosby Calls Kanye West ‘An Idiot and a Poser’
Crosby was answering questions from fans on Twitter when one asked him about West. "He's an idiot and a poser," he replied. "Has no talent at all."
Artists that did meet with Crosby's approval include Billy Joel ("Very talented cat"), Eric Clapton ("I think he's wonderful. Maybe even better singer") and Jimmy Page ("Totally freaking great"). He also revealed that he kept his ears open by expressing admiration for excellent current acts like Wilco and Americana singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.
The public backlash against West has reached a fever pitch over the past month following an incident at the Grammys, when he walked onstage as Beck was accepting the award for Album of the Year. Paul Stanley said that Beck "should’ve kicked Kanye right in the nuts and said, ‘Get the f--- off MY stage!’" Five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald added his two cents by adding, "When Kanye gets to a point where he can actually put a couple of notes together either vocally or two bars of valid music playing an instrument, then he might have a right to criticize somebody else. Until then, I think he’s just talking to hear the sound of his own voice.”
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