Vic Mensa wasn’t kidding when he rapped about having “No Chill” — at least when it comes to defending mentor Kanye West. In a recent interview with the Guardian, the Chicago rapper elaborated on an old tweet which went off on Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher.
Admitting “those guys [Liam and Noel Gallagher] are legends,” Mensa described the brothers as “ultimate dickheads.” The Roc Nation rapper says it “feels very racist” that they were mad at Kanye West and Jay Z for playing Glastonbury. Read the full quote below:
“I had a little thing where I said: ‘Fuck one of the Gallagher brothers’ on Twitter, and I was getting posted on blogs for ‘starting a beef’ or something. I mean, whatever. Those guys are legends, but also dickheads. Ultimate dickheads. I saw they were mad Kanye played Glastonbury. They were mad when Jay Z played too. Feels very racist to me. They’re gonna say: ‘No it’s not about race, it’s about guitar music, it’s about rock’n’roll’, but I mean like, how many people do you feel are carrying the spirit of rock’n’roll in 2015? Would you not say that Yeezus, and a song like Black Skinhead, is carrying the spirit of rock’n’roll? I can’t understand how that’s not f*cking rock’n’roll.”
Mensa definitely knows a little bit about carrying the spirit of rock and roll, whether it’s raging to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” or jumping off a DJ booth and almost breaking himself. His debut album, Traffic, will be out sometime this year… probably.