Queens of the Stone Age To Jay-Z: “F*ck Off!”
Jay Z is being slammed by Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme for his band’s treatment at Hov’s Made in America Festival during Labor Day weekend. The festival featured Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Nine Inch Nails and others, but Homme says his band almost didn’t make it inside the venue because of the rapper.
“He has his security frisking the bands on the way in,” Homme said in a radio interview. “I just told them, ‘If you open up my bag, I’m not playing, so I guess it’s up to you whether we are playing or not.’ The idea they frisked all my guys, means you’re in some different place, no-one has ever done that [to me].”
Homme also claims that Jay is fraud that staged photo ops. “He also gave us some champagne and wanted us to take a photo with it,” the 40-year-old singer said. “And I thought that’s not a gift that is a marketing tool. So I destroyed it. Because I thought it was rude overall. And you shouldn’t frisk my guys, you should fuck off.”
This isn’t the first time Jay has been the target of a rocker’s criticism. Back in 2008, he riled the feather’s of Oasis singer Noel Gallagher who claimed Hov should not have headlined Glastonbury that year. Jay responded to the singer’s hate by opening his set with a cover of Oasis’ hit song, “Wonderwall.”
Check out the rest of Homme’s angry interview below.