Six Musicians You Didn't Know Might Be Bigots
With his perfect eyebrows and pixie-like frame, Prince is the kind of guy who has probably been called a lot of names. Which is why it's so surprising that the man, who became a Jehovah's Witness, may be a firm opponent of gay marriage. A 2008 interview with the New Yorker yielded the following quote (while the artist tapped on his Bible):
"God came to Earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was like, 'Enough.'" He paused. "I just live according to this."
Prince also unexpectedly popped up on the radar of gay-rights supporters after the lyrics to one of his new songs, "Da Bourgeoisie" (supposedly about an ex), were revealed:
Yesterday I saw you kickin' it with another girl You was all wrapped up around her waist Last time I checked, you said you left the dirty world Well it appears that wasn't the case Hey, I see you undercover like the CIA Snatching little wigs from another bouquet -- that's French I guess a man's only good for a rainy day Maybe you're just another bearded lady at the cabaret I wish I never kissed your (spits in disgust) ugh Doesn't replace the memory
1. Courtney Love
I got into a shouting match recently with a friend of mine at a bar. I stated that I didn't care for Courtney Love because she seemed like an asshole and her music wasn't very good, save for a few songs off of Live Through This. The reply to my declaration was that I was sexist and threatened by a woman with a strong personality. Perhaps my friend is right.
Or maybe I'm threatened by a woman who goes pheasant hunting and then hangs out and poses for photos with the Tories, the right-wing, xenophobic political party of the UK.
Hmmm. Or maybe it's this Washington Post review of a Courtney Love show from 2010, in which she singles out a young female audience member and asks, "Do you really like rock music? Because you're African American. That would be like me being into Lil' Wayne"
Bigot, maybe. Asshole? Definitely.
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