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Josh Homme has 99 problems and Jay Z is one

IS JAY Z’S MAGNA CARTA ONE OF THE 50 WORST THINGS IN MUSIC 2013?

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has labeled rap mogul Jay Z “a kook” during a candid interview with CBC Radio 2 ’s “Strombo Show”.

Only a few weeks after playing Jay Z’s Made In America Festival, Homme has revealed that his band felt out-of-place on the commercially-skewed lineup and called out Hova’s heavy-handed security. “That guy’s a kook, you know,” Homme said. “He has his security frisking the bands on the way in. I just told them if you open up my bag I’m not playing so I guess it’s up to you whether we are playing or not … The idea they frisked all my guys, means you’re in some different place, no-one has ever done that [to me]”.

Later on in the interview Homme also admitted he felt the rap star was being disingenuous when he offered them a bottle of bubbly. “He also gave us some champagne and wanted us to take a photo with it,” Homme recalled. “And I thought that’s not a gift that is a marketing tool. So I destroyed it. Because I thought it was rude overall. And you shouldn’t frisk my guys, you should fuck off.”

Jay Z launched the “Budwesier” Made In America Festival in 2012 as a “a way to bring together music and culture.” This year’s diverse lineup included Beyonce, Public Enemy, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam and Skrillex.

(Via Pitchfork)

Listen to the full interview with Josh Homme below