Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Said He’s More Important Than Drake and The Weeknd

One of the musicians who gave life to the rock we know today is undoubtedly Roger Waters, bassist and singer of Pink Floyd, who on more than one occasion has been controversial for making political comments or for having attacked leaders like the former president was in his time. the United States […]

One of the musicians who gave life to the rock we know today is undoubtedly Roger Waters, bassist and singer of Pink Floyd, who on more than one occasion has been controversial for making political comments or for having attacked leaders like the former president was in his time. of the United States, Donald Trump.

It was during this weekend that the famous bassist criticized The Weeknd and Drake, after being hidden in the Canadian press by the two artists born in Toronto, Canada.

The Brit’s “This Is Not A Drill” tour arrived in Toronto on July 8, the same day The Weeknd’s “After Hours Til Dawn” tour was scheduled to kick off in the same city. While The Weeknd’s show at Rogers Center was postponed due to a citywide electricity problem, Waters’ performance went on as normal.

It was in an interview with the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail that Waters expressed his displeasure that the local press, and more particularly the journalist with whom he was interviewing, had chosen to cover the start of The Weeknd’s tour instead of hers.

“I’m not trying to make a personal attack. I’m just saying that I found it strange”, said the composer of The Wall (1990). “I have no idea what or who The Weeknd is, because I don’t listen to a lot of music. People have told me it’s a great band. Well, good luck to him. I have nothing against him. Wouldn’t it have been possible to go to his concert one night and mine another night?”, added the artist.

Additionally, for unknown reasons, Waters also pointed out Drake who is also from the city: “By the way, with all due respect to The Weeknd or Drake or any of them, I’m a lot, much, much more important than anyone of them will be, no matter how many billions of listeners they have. There are things happening here that are fundamentally important to all of our lives,” he said.

These statements provoked various comments for and against Waters from a certain segment of followers of The Weeknd or Drake, as well as defenses from fans of the veteran musician.

Alvin Nguyen

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