Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters made a bold statement against Drake and the Weeknd, declaring that he is “far, far more important” than either Canadian artist.
During an interview with Canadian publication Globe and Mail on Friday, the 78-year-old musician explained that it was “strange” that Weeknd’s concert received more media coverage from Toronto releases, considering it was due to a widespread blackout was cancelled.
The conversation began with a question about Waters’ audience on his This Is Not a Drill tour, which kicked off the first week of July. After the reporter said he was unable to review Waters’ show because he was due to cover the Weeknd that same evening, Waters offered to respond.
“I have no idea what or who The Weeknd is because I don’t listen to much music,” Waters began. “People have told me he’s a big deal. Well, good luck to him. I have nothing against him. Wouldn’t it have been possible to review his show one night and mine another night?
Waters claimed his remarks were not intended as a “personal attack”, adding: “With all due respect to Weeknd or Drake or any of them, however, I am far, far, far more important than any of them will ever be to many billions.” Stream they have. Things happen here that are fundamental to all of our lives.”
Waters has made politics a central theme of his upcoming shows, a freedom he can now exercise since he’s “not constrained by the rock group I was with at the time.”
“You’ve always tried to steer me away from my natural instinct to tell the truth,” Waters said.
On the night of Waters’ first show for the This Is Not a Drill tour, the Brooklyn Vegan reported the musician, saying, “If you’re one of them, I love Pink Floyd, but I can’t stand Rogers politicians , ‘You might do well to piss off in the bar now.
https://variety.com/2022/music/news/roger-waters-pink-floyd-weeknd-drake-1235318422/ Roger Waters says he is “more important” than The Weeknd and Drake