In an interview with The Daily Beast, Sharon Osbourne, who left hosting the terrible America’s Got Talent and will return to the judge’s table on the UK’s X Factor (and will continue on as a host on The Talk), was asked what she thought of the some of the biggest names in music out right now. Because she is her husband’s manager (Ozzy Osbourne if you’ve been living under a rock), takes new acts under her wing, and has like 15 jobs, she has become some kind of an authority on musical talent to mainstream folks. While she lauded Taylor Swift, calling her “brilliant” (“She is a great role model for young people, and she’s got a brilliant business mind on her”) and even says that she idolizes Justin Timberlake (“We say he’s the best all-arounder. He’s funny, he can sing, he can write, he can produce, he can act”), she finds Justin Bieber “cute,” she says that she feels sorry for him and his attempts to act out. But what does she have to say about Kanye when his name was mentioned? She doesn’t feel sorry for him, and she finds him far from brilliant, instead saying that she thinks that his talent and looks are just average:
“I have no time for him. He bores me. I said it on the show, he’s an average-looking man with an average talent, but he’s a great salesman. He should sell cars because they would f**kin’ fly out the door. He’s his No. 1 fan.”
While I’m sure we can all agree that he definitely is his own number one fan and cheerleader, I would say that his talent is bit more than average (just see the list of songs he produced that you might not have known about), but alas, everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, right?
What is yours?