Matty Healy says Kanye West's social media rants are 'deeply sad'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 January 2019
Matt Healy

Matt Healy

The 1975 frontman Matty Healy suggested it is "deeply sad" to see Kanye West's public rants overshadow the influence his music has had over the years

Matty Healy suggested it is "deeply sad" to see Kanye West's public rants on social media overshadow his music.

The 1975 frontman has praised the influence the 'Black Skinhead' hitmaker has had on modern music – including his own band – but he had some strong words for the star after he took to Twitter to once again discuss his love for US president Donald Trump.

Responding to a fan, he tweeted: "It's like Prince, Sam. Being inspired by black music (post mid 70's) is being inspired by Prince. Unavoidable.

"Same with Kanye post 2005. I learned so much from him. That's why at the moment it's like watching your dad losing a physical fight. Deeply sad."

His comments come after Matty posted a message on New Year's Day (01.01.19) and pondered how the Kanye of eight years ago would see himself now.

He said: "Man Kanye when I was 20. Like, some kind of God. So much influence on all of us. I really wanna know what 2010 Kanye would be saying about all of this."

The singer's own tweets follow the 41-year-old rapper – who previously sported a red baseball cap emblazoned with the slogan 'Make America Great Again' during a meeting in the Oval Office – insisting he'll only perform live if he's wearing the controversial accessory.

Taking to Twitter, the 'I Love it' hitmaker declared: "From now on I'm performing with my mutherf***** hat on (sic)"

The 'Gold Digger' rapper – who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian West – went on to explain why the President's mantra is so meaningful to him.

He wrote: "One of my favorite of many things about what the Trump hat represents to me is that people can't tell me what to do because I'm black. (sic)"

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