Maybe it’s because metal, fashion, and the “mainstream” have always been at fundamental odds with each other. Maybe it’s because he’s secretly quite an astute commentator on media and the cult of celebrity. Or maybe it’s just because reasons.
Whatever the case, we now have this short video to commit to the annals of time and record, in which vocalist for Slipknot and Stone Sour – Corey Taylor – chastises almighty Yeezus himself Kanye West for anointing himself as the greatest living rockstar in the world.
The argument more or less boils down to the “you don’t give yourself a nickname” rule, which – with all due respect to Yeezy – is absolutely accurate.
In related news, being the dude that runs around stage for Slipknot and occasionally smacks a beer keg with a baseball bat remains, to this day, the greatest job in music.