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Noel Gallagher Thinks Someone Should Buy Kanye West A Dictionary

If shaking your ass for a living is considered art, then Beyoncé’s right up there, no?”

February 23, 2015

Ex-Oasis guy Noel Gallagher has a new album with his band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Chasing Yesterday, which could also easily describe the nature of Oasis' recent reissue campaign. (Kidding! The reissues been quite good so far.) Anyway: Gallagher did an interview with Stereogum, and he's a Gallagher, so of course he ran his goddamn mouth about everything—including Kanye West's imma-let-you-finish moment with Beck at this year's Grammys.

"I'm aware of our mate Kanye being a bit of a buffoon at one of them, yeah," Gallagher said when asked if he followed award shows. "Didn't he say Beck should 'respect artistry; and pass the award on to Beyoncé?...Well, No. 1, somebody should buy that boy a dictionary. And he needs to look up the fucking term "artistry" and then see if it reminds him, in any way, of Beyoncé. If shaking your ass for a living is considered art, then she's right up there, no?"

All and all, pretty buffoonish remarks in and of itself—although if you have any familiarity with the Gallaghers at all, this is to be expected. Also, this quote is very funny for multiple reasons: "Can I also point out: Beck can play the banjo. The banjo. That makes him a genius...I play the banjo and I'm a genius. If he plays the banjo, he must be a fucking genus, too. No? That's how it works." Fair enough, I guess!

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Noel Gallagher Thinks Someone Should Buy Kanye West A Dictionary