Beef Weekly: Courtney Love VS Lana Del ReyBy Sam Taylor
OK, so last week I explained the fucked-up ways of the cruel Beef God. But I didn't explain that the Beef God also has a habit of zoning in on individuals, and bestowing them with a whole lifetime of beef. Step forward Courtney Love.
Love’s had beef with David Grohl, Steve Albini, The Muppets, Hole, Steve Coogan, Billy Corgan, her daughter, her daughter's pets, pretty much everyone. Sometimes she wins the beef, a lot of the times she loses and other times it just goes on for years and years and you just have to shrug and accept that long after the last tree has melted into the Earth's sea, Grohl and Love will still be bitching about Kurt's money.
On her Twitter, Love has a dedicated 80,000ish fans who are just waiting for her next spat with [insert celebrity name]. This week standing in [insert celebrity name]’s corner, is Lana Del Rey. How'd it take this long, Courtney?
Last week Del Rey was doing a gig in Sydney and decided to cover Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box”, a song she’s apparently loved for years. Sane people like you and I might think that’s no big deal, but Love unsurprisingly took offence. I mean, musicians cover other musicians all the time right? You didn’t see Paul McCartney backstage at the Olympics ceremony, with Alex Turner in a headlock, while a teary-eye’d Ringo swirlied Matt Helders did you?
Anyway, Love ranted on her Twitter that "Heart Shaped Box" was written about her vay-jay, @ing the pout princess with:
"You do know the song is about my vagina right? 'Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back...next time you sing it, think about my vagina will you?"
A totally sane response. I remember when Benjamin Disraeli used a similar argument in Parliament after William Gladstone jacked his Corn Law steeze.
Lana's response on the beef so far? No comment.
Till next time, beef adjourned.
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