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Morrissey tears into 'MacDonna' & 'elitist' Brit Awards

Everyone’s favourite outspoken frontman Morrissey has launched yet another tirade on the populist side of the music industry, this time levelling his criticism at the Brit Awards.

The perpetually formulaic awards ceremony released the nominations for the 2015 event last week, with the big show taking place on February 25th at the O2 Arena in London.

Performing among a whole host of the last 12 months’ chart hoarders will be Madonna, who will release her new album Rebel Heart on March 10th.

However, the former Smiths singer took to the fanzine True To You to post a rant aimed at the Brits entitled Music Awards Are None of Your Business – a play on his most recent release World Peace is None of Your Business.

He said: “For 2015, we have MacDonna, who had a quiet 2014 (but who is quite usefully about to release her new album!), yet here she is again promoting her frightening career on the Brit Awards even though her music has not ever said anything at all about British life.”

He goes on to talk about how the Brits have “hi-jacked modern music”, breeding a culture that leads to a lack of “interesting people” and has little to do with real British people.

“It is one of those moments not unlike the hourly BBC News, where the elite decide what it is that the people want, and then slyly attempt to weave it into populist culture…

“In the guise of serving the public, the Brit Awards have hi-jacked modern music in order to kill off the heritage that produced so many interesting people, to such a degree that we could not imagine anyone who has ever truly affected the course of British music to be on stage at the O2 collecting a deserved award.”

To read the rant in full, head to True to You.

Patrick Davies