Lewis Capaldi's advice to Kanye West
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 January 2019
Rising singer/songwriter Lewis Capaldi says he would be brave enough to tell Kanye West to "release new music and tweet less"
Lewis Capaldi would tell Kanye West to "release new music and tweet less".
The rising 22-year-old Scottish star was asked what the first thing he would say to the 41-year-old rapper would be, and he says he'd offer the outspoken star the advice to leave his controversial thoughts off Twitter and focus on writing new music – despite the rapper producing five albums in 2018.
The 'Grace' hitmaker, who is clearly a huge fan of the 'Stronger' hitmaker's music, told the new issue of GQ Magazine he would tell Kanye: "Can you release more music and tweet less please?"
The 'Gold Digger' rapper often takes to the micro-blogging to leave his brand dumps on politics, hip-hop and the odd beef with his rivals, including most recently Drake.
Meanwhile, Lewis also revealed that the first song he penned featured a line about Robbie Williams going "insane" after speaking about UFOs.
He shared: "It was called "The Show Must Go On" and it was basically me as an 11-year-old trying to comment on stuff like the credit crunch. It was awful. I still remember it in it's entirety to this day, one of the lines was 'The economy is going down the drain and Robbie Williams has gone insane.' I think it was because he was going on about UFOs at the time. Very, very bad."
The BRITS Critics' Choice nominee also admitted that it wasn't until his sold-out show in Glasgow at King Tuts, two years ago, that he realised he'd made it.
He told the publication: "I think when I sold out King Tuts in Glasgow in January of 2017. It was me just being like, 'Either these people all have horrible taste in music or I must be OK.' That's still up for debate I suppose."
And Lewis spent his first paycheque for music in the pub he played at.
He said: "When I was like 17 or 18 and didn't really have anything I needed to buy, we would do these pub gigs for some cash and would usually just spend our wage back in the pub immediately after."