Paul McCartney Responds To Damon Albarn's Kanye West Warning

  • 11 September 2018

Sir Paul McCartney ''wouldn't'' have listened to Damon Albarn after he claimed to have warned him against working with Kanye West.

The Blur frontman wasn't pleased when he found out The Beatles legend had agreed to team up with the rapper on the song 'FourFiveSeconds' in 2015, and called their collaboration ''abusive'', suggesting that Kanye ''trapped'' McCartney into working with him, whilst accusing the 'All Day' hitmaker of feeding off other artists.

Now the Beatles legend has responded and said whilst he respects the Blur star's concern and can't remember whether he did in fact text him or not, he doesn't listen to other people's opinions and would have worked with Kanye anyway.

In an interview with GQ magazine, the 76-year-old music icon responded: ''I love the respect someone like Damon is attributing to me, but I'm not that fussed.

''If I want to go somewhere else from where I normally go or where I'm expected to go, I'll go.

And if I enjoy it, that's enough for me.

''The great thing is, all sorts of hysterical things come out of it.

''I mean, there's a lot of people think Kanye discovered me. And that's not a joke.''

Asked if he recalls getting a message from Damon, the 'Come On To Me' singer replied: ''He might have. I don't remember. But I wouldn't listen to him. I don't listen to people.''

According to NME.com, Albarn had fumed to French magazine Nouvel Obs in June: ''Do not get me started on Kanye West, Kanye West trapped Paul McCartney.

''It's rude, it's not good. I have a problem with this abusive collaboration: we're talking about Paul McCartney, anyway! Kanye West thinks only about Kanye West, uses a name to make headlines, to say 'McCartney is in my song' , and puts McCartney in the video, but not in the song itself ...

''Before he decided to work with Kanye West, I sent a text message to McCartney saying, 'beware', but he ignored it, he does what he wants, it's Paul McCartney.

''Kanye West is one of those people who feed on other people. ''

The 'Let it Be' hitmaker also revealed that Kanye offered to produce his latest solo record 'Egypt Station', but he turned him down because he had his own concept set in stone.

He said: ''I kind of knew what direction I wanted to go in. And I knew that would be very different from where Kanye would go with it.''

'Egypt Station' was produced by Adele and Liam Gallagher producer Greg Kurstin with additional production from OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder on 'Fuh You'.