Drummer has collaborated with Lil' Wayne, Eminem and more
Blink-182‘s Travis Barker has slammed fans who criticise him for collaborating with hip-hop artists.
He told Complex.com that he gets annoyed when rock purists hit out at him for his forage into the world of hip-hop, branding them “Nazi bastards”.
“It seems like I have more in common – or hit it off better – with rappers than fools that are in rock music,” he said.
He added: “Whenever I get an offer or hear a guy like Wayne shout me out on a mixtape, it’s like, ‘What the fuck!’ I’m always flattered.
“I got people who were mad when I played the Grammys [in 2010] with Wayne, Drake, and Eminem. They’ll be like, ‘Stop playing this rap shit!’. It’s like, fuck you, man! Open up your ears, you Nazi bastard. Don’t be so closed-minded.”
‘Give The Drummer Some’ is out on Monday (March 21).