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Courtney Loves Disses Swift, Beyoncé + Madonna

Over the weekend Courtney Love made several disparaging comments aimed at fellow female musicians Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey and Madonna

In her interview with The Standard, the former Mrs Kurt Cobain said “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.”  And when discussing Madonna, Love added “I don’t like her and she doesn’t like me,” Love said. 

Despite respecting the LP’s symbolism being “about Black women going into spaces where previously only white women have been allowed,” elsewhere in the interview, Courtney confirmed her dislike for Beyoncé’s new country album, Cowboy Carter, “As a concept, I love it,” Love said. “I just don’t like her music.” 

The Hole front woman said she dislikes Lana Del Rey: “I think she should really take seven years off,” noting that she hasn’t enjoyed Lana’s music “since she covered a John Denver song.”  “Up until ‘Take Me Home Country Roads’ I thought she was great.” “When I was recording my new album, I had to stop listening to her as she was influencing me too much.” 

Courtney Love attributed her criticisms to what she views as female musicians converging in style. 

“It’s great that there are so many successful women in the music industry, but lots of them are becoming a cliché,” she said. “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.” 

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Author: Saul Goode

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