Roger Waters Says He’s ‘Much More Important’ Than Drake, The Weeknd

When it comes to unpredictable celebrity beef, Roger Waters has seemingly taken the cake

The Pink Floyd frontman recently said he is “much, much more important” than Canadian crooners Drake and The Weeknd in a new interview.

The 78-year-old music legend gave his comments after The Weeknd’s Toronto concert received more media attention than he did.

The Super Bowl Half Time star kicked off his After Hours Til Dawn stadium tour on July 8, which fell on the same night as one of Waters’ shows.

“I have no idea what or who The Weeknd is as I don’t listen to much music,” he told The Globe and Mail, noting that it’s “not true”.

“People have told me he’s a big act. Well, good luck to him. I have nothing against him.”

The bassist and vocalist went on to dispense another Toronto icon: Drake.

And by the way, with all due respect to The Weeknd of Drake or whoever. I am much, much, much more important than any of them will ever be, no matter how many billions of streams they have. There are things happening here that are fundamental to all of our lives,” he said.

He also dissed Drake in the interview.
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Several fans took to social media in response to his comments.

“I love Roger Waters, and Pink Floyd is one of my all-time favorite bands, but this seems like an ‘old man yelling at the cloud’ moment,” one Twitter user wrote, while another said, “I love Roger Waters and I think he’s done great things, but that was 50 years ago, step back.”

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The Weeknd had a concert in Toronto the same night as Waters.
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Nevertheless, the numbers speak for themselves: 11 of Drake’s songs have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, he has four Grammys and an average of 67 million monthly Spotify listeners.

Meanwhile, The Weeknd holds the number one Billboard Hot 100 Song of All Time with “Blinding Lights,” it has four Grammys and averages 75 million listeners on Spotify per month.

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He claimed to be “much more important” than the singers.
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In comparison, Waters has a number one single in the UK, six number one albums in the UK and a Grammy with his bank, Pink Floyd.

As a solo artist, he has an average of 550,000 monthly Spotify listeners.

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