Damon Albarn has a problem with Kanye West's single "FourFiveSeconds" (2015) starring Rihanna and Paul McCartney. The Blur frontman and founder of Gorillaz said Thursday in an interview with French news magazine L & # 39; Obs that he warned Paul McCartney against working with the rapper.
"Before he decided to work with Kanye West, I sent a text message to McCartney saying, 'Caution,' but he ignored it, he did what he wanted, it's Paul McCartney," Albarn said ,
He went on to compare West with a vampire, claiming that the rapper feeds on other artists only his own image when creating music. Albarn also claimed that West did not use McCartney's vocals in the song, but included McCartney in the music video.
"I have a problem with this abusive collaboration: we're talking about Paul McCartney," Albarn said. "We do not hear him in the song, Kanye West just thinks of Kanye West, uses a name to make headlines, to say McCartney is in my song."
While Albarn described West as capturing McCartney, Sir Paul described to DIY that the time he spent with West was mainly limited to jam sessions and days would pass where the two would simply talk to each other while McCartney was on played his guitar. One of the riffs that McCartney composed was finally the catch to "FourFiveSeconds".
Said McCartney: "I was playing the guitar and Kanye spent a lot of time looking at pictures of Kim on his computer and I think we'll ever get to writing?" McCartney told DIY. "But it turns out that he wrote, this is his muse, he heard this riff that I did and obviously he knew in his head that he could use it, so he took it, quickened it and then brought it to Rihanna She's a big favorite of mine anyway, so I came without a finger. "
The music video for" FourFiveSeconds "currently has more than 392 million views on YouTube. Watch it below. [1