This Week: Kanye's Boring, Iggy's Disappointed, and Ed Sheeran's a Hobbit

If the quotes are anything to go by, this week has been defined by rage, disappointment, loss, boredom, and abject misery. We've got very justifiable anger and frustration from Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga, rants from Corey Slipknot and Buzz Melvins, Iggy Azalea giving up, Kanye being boring, and, oh yeah, Morrissey makes an appearance in here too (because, of course he does). Seriously: nobody had a good week. So if you're not having one either, apologies in advance — you may just want to stop reading right after Ed Sheeran says something funny directly below. After that, it's all downhill…  

“We look like the cast members of The Hobbit. She's, like, in the Elven kingdom. She's hanging out with Galadriel and stuff, and I've got hairy feet.””
Ed Sheeran, on why he and Taylor Swift could never date. (Power 105.1

[jump] “I am tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man’s past, present or future PROPERTY / POSSESSION. I… do not. belong. to anyone. but myself. and neither do you.”
Ariana Grande quoted Gloria Steinem and went on a righteous feminist rant the other day. (Twitter) 

“I really want to go away… Just focus on my family and then be able to recharge, energize, and then bring something of value. I’m completely boring actually. All I do is go to the studio every day. I’m riding through the ‘burbs with no woes.”
You know it's a miserable week when even Kanye has nothing insane to say. (Billboard)

Iggy Azalea is no longer playing Pittsburgh Pride because so many people objected to having a headliner who made multiple references to “homo”s on Twitter a few years back. Whoops!
“Would they feel better if Kurt Cobain did ‘fuck a fat retard.’ Do they feel better now? Do they feel better if he actually was suicidal? That makes you feel better? None of that’s true. I don’t think that’s a good legacy for him to have out there…I know it’s not true. It’s that simple.”
The Melvins' Buzz Osborne thinks, in no uncertain terms, that Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck, was a crock of shit. (Riff You)

“I don't give a shit, let the fucking Taylor Shits and One Erections sell their fucking sodas and edible panties, I don't give a shit about any of that… I thought the big thing was between Tidal and Spotify, I never even realized that there’s now a fucking third player on the fucking rack.”
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor isn’t interested in Tidal OR Apple Music, thank you very much. (NME)

“It seems like the model for every streaming service that exists at the moment is based upon building a monopoly… I don’t see much of a difference between any of them… But every one is set up to say ‘Well, when everyone is using our service… then everything will even out and be the way it’s supposed to be. But that’s not the world we’re living in.”
Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard cares more about streaming than Corey Taylor does, but the final essence of what he's saying is basically the same. (NME)

“Obama seems to be white inside. There is an obvious racial division in America and it’s exploding and Obama doesn’t ever support the innocent black people who are murdered by white police officers, who are never held accountable. You would expect him to be more understanding of what it means to be black.”
Morrissey: not impressed with Obama, or the level of racial equality in 'mer'ca. (Alternative Nation)

“Today, too many college students experience sexual assault, too few of the assailants are prosecuted, and too often the survivors lack the resources they need to recover… This bill will tackle this crisis head-on, because the status quo needs to change.”
Lady Gaga and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are campaigning for new legislation to tackle the rape crisis occurring in Universities. (Billboard)

And finally, when Chris Martin found out that Joe Biden's son, Beau — who died on May 30th — was a Coldplay fan, he volunteered to perform at Beau's funeral. The result was both devastating and beautiful:

[And yes: We're hoping for something a little on the lighter side next week!]

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