“He was about to drop out my fanny at any moment”: The 15 Best Quotes Of 2015

It’s been a great year for pop culture – and it’s also been a great year for celebrities saying mad things interviews. Whether it was Kanye declaring himself “the greatest living rock star”, RZA from Wu Tang calling out music’s king of controversy Martin Shkreli or The Rock ‘fessing up to a soft spot for The Lion King, these are the 15 best quotes of 2015.

Noel Gallagher in Esquire

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“We couldn’t afford carpet and it was embarrassing when you’d bring girls back. “Oh, you’ve got no carpet?” And I remember coming to London for the first time and people having no carpet on the floor and it was a status symbol. And I had to go back and say to my mam, “You know in London, they don’t have carpet on the floor? What they’ve done is polished the floorboards.”

Kanye West at Glastonbury


“You are now watching the greatest living rock star on the planet!”

Adele in ID magazine

“I gave birth a few nights before the Skyfall premiere, that’s why I didn’t do anything for it. He was about to drop out my fanny at, like, any moment.”

RZA of Wu Tang Clan in Bloomberg Businessweek


“The sale of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin was agreed upon in May, well before Martin Skhreli’s [sic] business practices [jacking up the price of AIDS drug Daraprim from $13.50 per pill to $750] came to light. We decided to give a significant portion of the proceeds to charity.”

Nicki Minaj at the MTV Video Music Awards: ‘And now… back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me in the press. Miley, what’s good?”


Justin Bieber in NME

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“I was a wholesome pop star who was so amazing who had nice hair and a fucking image that no one could ever live up to. So when all this happened people were like, ‘Woah, let’s rip him apart’. If you see Gandhi roll up a blunt, it’s different to seeing Ryan Gosling roll up a blunt. You wouldn’t give Ryan Gosling a hard time.’

Lana Del Rey in Billboard

“It’s hard for me sometimes to think about going on when I know we’re going to die.”

Jade Smith in GQ


“I feel like it’s an honour, actually, for people to think I’m crazy. Because they thought Galileo was crazy, too, you know what I’m saying? I don’t think I’m as revolutionary as Galileo, but I don’t think I’m not as revolutionary as Galileo.”

Claire Boucher aka Grimes in The Guardian

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“In my life, I’m a lot more weird than this. Grimes is more palatable for humans. If it was up to me maybe I’d wear a moustache or something.”

Carrie Fisher at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens press conference


“My advice [for young actors]: ‘Don’t go through the crew like wild fire’.”

Yannis Philippakis from Foals in NME

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“[When I was writing ‘What Went Down’] I wanted to basically break up the rehearsal room and destroy all the equipment in there. Basically I wanted to be a songwriting version of the angry Peperami guy in the adverts who’s shaving his head off. That’s the vibe of the song: wanting to snap yourself. But then also saying: “Is that not enough?”

Tina Fey at The Golden Globes


“‘Cinderella ran away from her prince, Rapunzel was thrown from a tower… and Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby.'”

Taylor Swift in NME

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“Not to try and sound like the good witch in The Wizard Of Oz or something, but I really do want to do good things with what I have, and that’s it. I don’t think my brain could cook up very shocking things for the sake of being shocking.”

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson at the Oscars


“I remember crying my eyes out when I watched the end of The Lion King.”

Henry Rollins in The Daily Beast

“[Donald Trump] would be a disastrous president, but at the same time I don’t think he wants to be president. I think he’s just a bored rich guy being crass… This country, our heels are dug in in the past, we’re prehistoric. And that’s where Trump is getting off.”