Courtney Love Takes Shot At Taylor Swift

Courtney Love Takes Shot At Taylor Swift
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Hole singer Courtney Love is about to start an eight-part series on BBC Radio in the UK, “Courtney Love’s Women.” Love will share music of the women in music that helped shaped her own career. 

In a recent interview with The Standard, Love talked about a variety of topics. She said that she’s always “wanted to be known as a b*tch.” 

“People used to say that I was so difficult,” she said. “They said I was disagreeable. Yes, I am completely disagreeable and I’m never going to apologise for that. I always wanted to be known as a b*tch. Being liked was never my thing. Kurt wanted to be liked but not me. He was able to hide behind me, but then I got hated. Then Kurt died, and the hatred towards me reached a completely new level.”

Love went on to throw digs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Beyonce and also Taylor Swift. 

On the Rock Hall: “Five old white guys, right, who have apparently never heard of Kate Bush. I mean, really? Jann Wenner should be put out to pasture. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a joke. You know, some guy takes a girl out and tries to kiss her and she doesn’t feel like it, and he gets his whole career ruined. But Jann Wenner is allowed to say that Black people and women weren’t intellectual enough to be included in his book of rock ’n’ roll masters? Eat me, you f*ck!”

On Beyoncé: “It’s great that there are so many successful women in the music industry, but lots of them are becoming a cliché. Now, every successful woman is cloned, so there is just too much music. They’re all the same. If you play something on Spotify, you get bombarded with a lot of stuff that’s exactly the same. I mean, I like the idea of Beyoncé doing a country record because it’s about Black women going into spaces where previously only white women have been allowed, not that I like it much. As a concept, I love it. I just don’t like her music.”

On Taylor Swift: “Taylor is not important. She might be a safe space for girls, and she’s probably the Madonna of now, but she’s not interesting as an artist.”

Read Love’s full interview here

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