La Roux: 'F--k Kanye West, Nobody Likes Him'

Meanwhile, Kanye says he wants "the new album out by September."

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La Roux has hit out against Kanye West, saying that "nobody likes him," NME reports.

La Roux - aka Elly Jackson - previously collaborated with West on his 2010 Grammy Award-winning track "All of the Lights," while West featured on a remix of La Roux's debut single "In for the Kill."

When asked to discuss her work with West by the Sunday Times, Jackson replied: "No, f--k him! Nobody likes him."

Kanye West didn't respond that yet (should we wait for another onstage rant?), but has revealed details of his forthcoming album, saying he already has most of the first single finished.

West, who released his album "Yeezus" last year, explained that he's recorded a new song similar to his 2012 Jay-Z collaboration "N-ggas in Paris" that could be played in a club, saying it's "so good, the album has to be balanced against it."

"For the new album, one new thing could change everything. I had an idea of the way I wanted to do the album," he told GQ (via NME). "And then I got a new song that's so good that the album has to be balanced against it. This song is a song that can be in the club like 'Don't Like' or 'N-ggas In Paris'. Whereas before I was working on the album and I had these beautiful songs, they were just more songs. They weren't saying, 'OK, tuck your whole summer in.' They were just saying, 'Hey, I'm a great musician, I make these beautiful songs, and they have all this meaning, and nobody can make anything that means this much.'"

West added that he originally wanted to release the album last month (June), but now hopes to see it come out by the end of the year at the latest.

"I hope I can get one of these songs out in the next couple of weeks, just to have something up and running. But I think most likely September. I go back and forth. Like, should it be September or should it be October? Should it be November? When Beyonce was working on her last album, she took a while. I was thinking it could somehow come out in June, like 'Yeezus,' and just kill it for the summer. But then I'm like, I have to work on Adidas and be with my child."

83 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Reevo
    Kayne has an ego that is probably unmatched by any other human, and I really want to know whats going on inside the head of the people who thought "Bound 2" was a good song...
    oxymoronicman
    Yngwie Malmsteen has to come in close second then. If you've read his interviews, you'd understand.
    Josh100_3
    I liked bound 2 because the production and contrast between parts was so harsh. Similar to why hardcore bands and noise rock have a following. It's not supposed to sound nice, it has that raw jarring production that to certain people, is enjoyable to listen to.
    CarlosLeone
    And it's the closest to old Kanye we've had in a while.. as for the sound of it haha
    Kaseke
    Unmatched? I think you've forgotten about Gene Simmons.
    Reevo
    I dunno, i think West still wins somehow, has Gene ever called himself a "God"?
    Izzy-Sweet
    "GOD OF THUNDER! AND ROCK AND ROOOOOLL!" Well... you did ask...
    crazysam23_Atax
    Yeah, but that (in all fairness) was a joke. Kayne basically thinks he's modern day Jesus. /shrug
    minusxero
    I really don't think he does. Kanye is just a really good businessman. He sells a persona because it sells records and it keeps his name in the public eye.
    SIEGE312
    Fred Durst did the same thing, but people got tired of his shit. Just waiting for West to go the same way.
    schirripar
    It's a shame what happened to him. He turned into everything he ever hated, and he's probably a miserable guy for it.
    siamesedream777
    Well that it's true. BUT... i think that doesnt give you the authority to state it, like if you wer'e loved by everyone
    Faux
    In all fairnes Kanye may be near as good as he thinks he is or appears to think he is. But regardless, I'm better.
    String_Wizard
    I thought this was ultimate guitar, not ultimate pop? Wtf does this bollocks have to do with guitar?
    Snake™
    Kanye West gives 0 facks, the way musicians should when it come to their own music.
    Jacksabbath_44
    and this is guitar-related because....?
    Jimjambanx
    It isn't, and it doesn't have to be. In case you haven't noticed the site's called Ultimate Guitar because it's primarily a guitar tab website, the news portion of the website can focus on any genre of music, though it does primarily focus on metal because that's what most of the community here enjoys.
    slipknot5678
    A lot of Kanye's music has guitars or sample guitars. I don't know about La Roux. In any case, Ultimate Guitar should be more of a symbolic name and the site should open up to music beyond guitars anyway.
    Mikethespud
    Pretty sure he has far more fans than La Roux, so this statement is pure ignorance.
    RJDfan666
    If by fans, you mean drooling idiots...
    Mikethespud
    I'm not a fan myself but the Kanye fans I see and talk to on the internet are pretty smart people. You shouldn't judge a persons intelligence on their music taste.
    link no1
    If the amount of fans something has is relevant to how great a person/musician somebody is then Justin Beiber is one of the greatest human beings to ever walk the earth.
    Mikethespud
    That wasn't the argument. She was saying no-one likes Kanye, when in fact far more people like him than like her.
    phds
    You can't judge someone you don't personally know either. That's just petty thinking right there.
    QuantumInfinity
    Well, the topic at hand is that supposedly nobody likes Kanye West. So if he has a shitton of fans, I'd imagine at least some do, in fact, like him.
    Kidneys
    That's the typical namedrop promo one can expect from a band that was away for that long. I'm not even surprised that the article turned into a Kanye one, as he's the one to make your headlines with these days. And Yeezus was something you barely see someone with main stream success do these days, as it had been the case with his previous record. I'm not into his self-celebration stuff, but i'm glad something like him is around to shake a few things up and push the boundries in hip-hop.
    Sleaze Disease
    I like Kanye, so yeah.
    Mike7x
    I love Kanye :[ And he puts on a ****ing awesome show. Yeezus tour was one of the best shows I've been to in a while
    cyclonus
    If that's the case - good showman, utter twat of a person
    archangels
    Oh, you've met him? Or are you just basing your opinion off of what you've read about a person you don't actually know?
    loungeact88
    So by your logic, nobody can have an opinion about a family member or historical figure who died before they were born?
    Vinushka
    I love that an article about someone slamming Kanye West becomes an article advertising his new material.
    Chickendirt
    Kanye West is a crap songwriter/rapper/lyricist with brilliant producers around him making his songs sound decent to the masses (Black Skinhead had some great production). It's sad because he could've been great
    Eissari
    Not true at all. Kanye still likes himself.
    pjn7000
    Rolling Stone does too. Seriously, Just look up any RS review of any Kanye album, its ridiculous.
    MattChristTuck
    He is just a very tacky rapper. Nothing special at all.
    greenkidd529
    But an amazing hip hop producer. This may be the wrong website to discuss this. But There is no doubt that he isin the top 10 all time hip hop producers
    Lensver
    Kanye is the kind of guy who would climb Mount Everest just to see what the world would look like without him.