David Crosby: ‘Kanye West can’t write, sing or play’

June 27, 2015

Folk singer David Crosby (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) has defended his recent criticism of rapper Kanye West.

MILAN, ITALY - DECEMBER 07:  David Crosby performs live at 'Che Tempo Che Fa' TV Show on December 7, 2014 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images)

MILAN, ITALY – DECEMBER 07: David Crosby performs live at ‘Che Tempo Che Fa’ TV Show on December 7, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images)

In March, Crosby labelled Kanye a “poser” and an “idiot”. Now, speaking to Huffington Post, he’s added to his insults.

“It all stands on what you produce; what you actually put down,” Crosby said.

He continued: “Kanye West can’t write, sing or play. So I have trouble with him as anything but a poser. Produce? That means he sits in a chair while the engineer does the work. He’s a poser! And I’m not backing off it.”

West headlines the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury on Saturday night (June 27), with Florence And The Machine opening the festival last night (June 26) and The Who closing the event on Sunday (June 28).

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