Soundgarden Disses Kanye

Over the weekend, Kanye West played Australia’s Big Day Out fest, pissing some audience members off by showing up around 45 minutes late to the stage. Audience members weren’t the only ones he was pissing off; Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, whose band was playing on an adjacent stage, said:

”Sounds like there’s children playing music there,” singer Chris Cornell quipped to his irritating, booing fans. “Retarded children, retarded as in held back. There’s no other word for it.”

(via Popdust)

What I’m most surprised about, honestly, is that there were fans in the Soundgarden audience while a Kanye West performance was also happening. Have you seen his live shows lately? I don’t imagine Kanye will respond to this but maybe he’ll throw us a bone with a Twitter rant.