Shirley Manson to Kanye West: ‘Go F*** Yourself’

AP/ Katy Winn /Kevin Wolf
AP/ Katy Winn/ Kevin Wolf

Musician Shirley Manson, who previously described Kanye West as “petty,” took to her Facebook page again this past weekend to scorn an unnamed artist who allegedly sent her a hateful private message about her previous remarks.

West drew the ire of the Garbage singer last month after his Beck Grammy stunt. Manson then called Kanye “petty” and “disrespectful,”  among other things, and although West did eventually issue some form of an apology to Beck, many fans believe he is again the subject of Manson’s anger.

Manson wrote on Facebook:

Dear He who shall remain nameless…It is with great sadness that I read your email today. Clearly you have forgotten or are just generally unaware, that in business it is always wise to be kind and respectful in your day to day dealings with other people. Especially those you have never met.

You just never know when you might meet that person who has been at the receiving end of your disrespect for indeed you may have to come on bended knee to that person later on down the line because they hold on to something of value that you need to get your greasy hands on.

What alarms me more than anything about your nasty little barbs is that you are in the business of representing artists interests and yet you are clearly unaware that not all musicians are obsessed with the charts or being famous.

That some of us do not value ourselves by the number of mainstream ‘hits’ we have enjoyed. That some of us just enjoy making music and having a long lifespan of a career without having to dance as fast as we can, or be the loudest clown in town or be having to hitch ourselves to the latest ,greatest, freshest sound in order to remain ‘on top.’

There are some of us who just like to live the way WE see fit. Make the music WE feel passionate about. Music that feels authentic to who we are and where we are in our lives. There are even some of us who do not believe that being famous is the holy grail or the answer to a beautiful, meaningful and rewarding life.

SO allow me to make my choices as I see fit without having to endure your childish and un-evolved critics…As you so rightly pointed out, there are plenty of talented people in the world who will sell their grannies to serve your desires. So now then sir, that all said, Go F#CK yourself.

The grunge singer initially fumed on Facebook in February after Kanye West told E! News after the Grammys that Beck should have given his best album award to Beyoncé.
“It is YOU who is disrespecting artistry,” she said at the time. “You make yourself look small petty and spoilt… Grow up and stop throwing your toys around…You are making yourself look like a complete t–t.”




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