Yeasayer Frontman: “R. Kelly Is A Piece Of Shit,” EDM Music Is “Bottom Of The Barrel”

By Corban Goble / August 15, 2012

Yeasayer Chris Keating took some shots at R. Kelly and EDM in a recent Rolling Stone interview. Behold:

I think he [Ocean] is a good new face for the R&B world right now, to kind of usher out – no pun intended – some of these folks,” Keating said. “Because, let’s get real, R.Kelly is a terrible person. I like R.Kelly and how crazy he is, but he’s a terrible piece of shit, a horrible person, really bad all around. Let’s get rid of him. Let’s gay it up a little [in R&B].

He also took some shots at another popular thing:

The EDM world has always been the place that’s forward-thinking with sonic texture and production, but in terms of content, they’re down at the bottom of the barrel,” Keating said. “If it’s not about Friday, or the weekend, party-party, or if it has any comment at all . . . As someone who’s interested in progressive sound-making and textures, I look toward electronic music for that. But in terms of song-making and wanting to conveying something a bit deeper than just dancing all night, we’re trying to merge those two worlds [dance and rock].”

(via Rolling Stone)

Maybe he’s just crushed by the recent R. Kelly cruise cancellation? Image via the Quietus.