Kanye West doesn’t seem to be winning over a whole lot of new fans since jumping up on stage to interrupt Beck during Grammys. Not that he cares, he made something like $30M last year. But were guessing the one thing Mr. Glass ego doesnt’ like is when people call him out, especially those West looks down on.
Enter Shirley Mason of indie band Garbage.
As reported by 1065.com, Shirley Manson of the band Garbage has now told Kanye West to “Go F#&# yourself” in a 400-plus word rant one would expect of West himself.
As you’ll recall, last month Manson slammed West, saying he was “petty” and looked like a like a complete “tw*t,” for going on a tirade after the Grammys about how Beck didn’t have the “artistry” to beat Beyonce for Album of the Year. And while West has publicly apologized, he sent Manson a private email that has set her off again on the rapper.
Manson addressed her latest criticism of West, via Facebook, to “Dear He who shall remain nameless.” She then went on to write:
“It is with great sadness that I read your email today.
Clearly you have forgotten or are just generally unaware, that in business it is always wise to be kind and respectful in your day to day dealings with other people. Especially those you have never met.
You just never know when you might meet that person who has been at the receiving end of your disrespect for indeed you may have to come on bended knee to that person later on down the line because they hold on to something of value that you need to get your greasy hands on.
What alarms me more than anything about your nasty little barbs is that you are in the business of representing artists interests and yet you are clearly unaware that not all musicians are obsessed with the charts or being famous.
That some of us do not value ourselves by the number of mainstream ‘hits’ we have enjoyed .
That some of us just enjoy making music and having a long lifespan of a career without having to dance as fast as we can, or be the loudest clown in town or be having to hitch ourselves to the latest, greatest, freshest sound in order to remain ‘on top.’
There are some of us who just like to live the way WE see fit. Make the music WE feel passionate about. Music that feels authentic to who we are and where we are in our lives.
There are even some of us who do not believe that being famous is the holy grail or the answer to a beautiful, meaningful and rewarding life.
Clearly you are unable to wrap your head around the idea that some musicians actually prefer NOT having to perform on Children’s TV shows. Who do NOT want to be gossiped about in the popularity contest columns. Who most definitively do NOT want to be chased by paparazzi and who do NOT want to put their family name to some sh**ty, poorly made product in order to build a ‘brand’ and who most definitely do NOT want to go out every night, dressed up to the nines to the opening of an envelope.
SO allow me to make my choices as I see fit without having to endure your childish and un-evolved criticism.
As you so rightly pointed out, there are plenty of talented people in the world who will sell their grannies to serve your desires.
So now then sir, that all said,
Go F#*K yourself.”