If you have an Internet connection and either free time or an office job, then I'm willing to bet you've been following the war of words between Tennessee native Miley Cyrus and English art-rock superstars Radiohead. For those of you who are lost, the "Hannah Montana" star was rather riled when the band snubbed her at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Here's what she had to say:
I'm like, these are the people I really want to meet...I'd freak out. They're my rock gods. These are the only people that I would cry over...My manager asked and said, "Miley's really obsessed." And they were like, "We don't really do that." ...I left 'cause I was so upset...I wasn't going to watch. Stinkin' Radiohead! I'm gonna ruin them, I'm going to tell everyone.
Obviously having no fear of the teen idol potentially making fun of his lazy eye in a private photograph,
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke Radiohead's publicist responded by saying, "When Miley grows up, she'll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement." I'm not sure what her tactic might be--perhaps she'll re-record Kid A--but if I were Radiohead I wouldn't underestimate the power of a pop princess. Don't they remember how Debbie Boone ruined Pink Floyd in the '70s?
Never one to be outdone, humility-deprived rapper Kanye West chimed in with his own anecdote of the band snubbing him the same night claiming--during a taping of VH1's "Storytellers"--that the band refused to meet him. He responded by refusing to stand for their Grammy performance in protest, a move that he probably considers to be his Rosa Parks moment. Thom Yorke, of course, got in the last word (for now) in a blog post he concludes by saying: "Wish us all a safe journey if you still like us and you're not one of those people I have managed to offend by doing nothing." So far, the best response I've seen is this one via YouTube user NoNoseProduction. Enjoy!