Courtney Love Criticizes Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Madonna and Everyone Else

Courtney Love is not a Swift, nor is she part of the Hive. In a new interview with UK's Standard , the controversial rock star takes aim at many of the most popular women in music today, including Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Lana Del Rey, for a change. changed her previous stance towards them.

Love first expressed her distaste for Beyoncé's music while also praising the concept of her new album , Cowboy Carter . "I liked the idea of ​​Beyoncé doing a country record because it's about black women entering spaces that were previously only allowed for white women, but I didn't like it that much," she explains. "As a concept, I like it. I just don't like her music."

She then dismissed Swift's artistic talent. "Tyler doesn't matter," she said. She might be a safe space for girls, she might be the Madonna of today, but as an artist, she's not interesting. "

This is quite contradictory, as Love previously praised Swift on Facebook in December 2021 and wished her a "happy birthday." Love shared a photo with her "occasionally long-haired twin/neighbor" Swift (and Lorde), calling her a "huge role model that a lot of young women aspire to."

Lorde, Courtney Love and Taylor Swift Courtney Love / Facebook

Love has also changed her mind about Del Rey, saying her recent cover of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Road" turned her off. "I didn't like Lana ever since she did her cover of John Denver's song, and I thought she really deserved a seven-year break," she said. Love has previously praised Del Rey as a "musical genius" and even opened for her on the singer's 2015 Endless Summer Tour.

What's more, Love reignited her long-running feud with Madonna and even offered a sarcastic compliment to one of her most famous films. "I don't like her and she doesn't like me," she said. "I loved Seeking Susan , but I also loved her and I loved New York as a city."

Madonna and Kourtney love Kevin.Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images

Love's interview is to promote her new BBC Radio 6 show Courtney Love's Women, which focuses on the women in music who have shaped her career.

Still, she praised other female artists in interviews, including Patti Smith, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Blondie Debbie Harry, as well as P.J. Harvey and Joni Mitchell 's early albums, but that's about it.