Vallery Jean | Mark Davis, Getty Images Fat Joe is wearing his heart on his sleeve…
- Posted on Jan 28th 2010 4:54AM by Julian Marszalek
In a passionate rant, he told the Daily Record, "They should get rid of the Brits and start again with 20 music journalists who actually care about music getting together, instead of a bunch of self-interested record company people who just vote for their own acts."
McGee then blasted Coldplay, a band he once famously described as "bedwetters", after their album 'A Rush of Blood to the Head' was nominated for Best Album of the Last 30 Years, saying, "Coldplay are a dilution of a dilution of a dilution. Chris Martin makes me want to eat someone else's earwax rather than listen to his records."
The former label chief then turned his ire on Sir Paul McCartney by calling on the erstwhile Beatle to retire.
"John Lennon is probably firing bullets from another dimension as we speak. Just give in, Paul. Can't he and people like him retire?" he said.
Warming to the up-against-the-wall theme, McGee then lined up Take That, Mika and JLS in his sights.
"Take That should be shot for even trying a Beatles medley. Mika should have been shot at birth and, while we are at it, we should shoot JLS."
He did, however, prove that his finger was still on the pulse of popular culture by admitting a fondness for Lily Allen and Calvin Harris.
"I really like what Calvin Harris does," he said. "Lily Allen is a good pop star."
The Brit Award nominations for 2011 can be found here.