David Crosby: Songwriter Doubled Down On His Anger At West’s Supposed Lack Of Talent

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Some of the more unlikely pop music beefs roll on, as David Crosby continues to voice his dismay at Kanye West.

 

The singer songwriter, who has had a long solo career as well as stints with the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, told an US chat show that West “can neither sing, nor write, nor play … The thing that bugs me about him is the: ‘I’m the greatest living rock star’. Somebody needs to drive him over to Stevie Wonder’s house right now so he understands what a real one is. Secondly, they should send him all of Ray Charles’s catalogue so he can learn how to sing.”

 

West claimed he was “the greatest living rock star” during a recent event. Other claims include that he is “God’s vessel” and “50% more influential than any other human being.”

 

Crosby previously complained about West in a tweet in July 2015, writing: “He can’t write, sing, or play at all. He is an egomaniac, he is dumb as a post, he creates nothing, helps no one.” Before that year he said West was “an idiot and a poser … has no talent at all”. Reflecting on the fallout from his tweets, he told Rolling Stone: “I did get in trouble … that was fun.”