Liam Gallagher ‘not having’ Kanye West’s ‘designer rap’

Oasis man slates rapper in new interview

Liam Gallagher has slated Kanye West in a new interview.

Gallagher has spoken to various outlets over the past few weeks ahead of new Oasis documentary Supersonic and his forthcoming solo album.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Gallagher weighed in on Kanye, saying that he was “not having” the star and his brand of “designer rap”.


It’s not the first time that Gallagher has criticised West. Last year Gallagher hit out at West’s Brit Awards performance, describing it as “utter shit”.


He went on to explain why the US never “got” his Britpop band: “I knew Americans weren’t going to get us. They want razzamatazz. Five lads stood there, staring you out? It’s going to be intimidating for them, the poor souls. But in England, I was the fucking man, and still do believe I am today. The thought of someone else being the main frontman in England? My hair would’ve gone grey.”

Elsewhere in the Sunday Times interview, Liam called out today’s young bands for failing to behave like proper rock stars. Gallagher shared his view that “any band worth their salt is not just music”.

Asked whether he really means this, Gallagher said: “Without a doubt. If it’s all about music, then it’s Coldplay. The most rock’n’roll thing Chris Martin did was wear a leather jacket. I thought, ‘Go on, lad. That’s a start.'”

Encouraging today’s musicians to cause more mischief, Gallagher said: “If I was a 20-year-old in a band and somebody stuck [an iPhone] in my face, I’d stick it up their arse, or mine. There is no excuse for young bands to act like grown men. When you’re older and have kids, cool it out a bit, but I get up to more mischief in my butcher’s than [they] do on their fucking tours. Maybe it’s just where we’re from.”

He added: “I guess it goes back to the working-class thing. The shit-kickers aren’t breaking through. A lot of music these days is by middle-class kids.”


Speaking in another interview to promote Supersonic, Gallagher criticised brother Noel for dressing like Gary Barlow.

This week saw bookmakers slash the odds of Oasis reforming to tour in 2017, while former guitarist Bonehead said he’d ‘be there like a shot’ if a reunion seemed likely.