Did Warpaint Slate Rihanna, Beyonce?

Controversy over new interview...
Warpaint

Despite all the advances in wider society, being a female in the music industry isn't exactly a walk in the park.

One of the main issues is that the press (hello!) quite often enjoy pitting female artists against one another.

Speaking to Q Magazine recently, Warpaint were asked their opinion of pop stars such as Rihanna and Beyonce. Theresa Wayman replied: "She (Rihanna) has an insane voice, she could’ve done something so much more stuble and artful". 

Continuing, the musician appeared to dismiss Beyonce's recent adoption of 'twerking'. "It just gets worse" she said. "Every song on Beyonce’s last album has her basically looking like a slut and she does not need to do that. She’s gorgeous and so fucking talented. And they all take it as women’s liberation!"

However Warpaint have been quick to react to the piece. Posting a note on Facebook, Theresa Wayman said: "First and foremost, I want to apologize with regards to the Q article. There were many long conversations behind that statement and it's heartbreaking and painful to see it presented in such a hyperbolic and crude manner. We LOVE and ADORE Beyonce and Rihanna, genuinely, and that's what makes this all the more difficult."

"A journalist came on our bus and casually asked us what we thought about women in music and we responded as fans and consumers and not as card carrying feminists. Not as anybody with power or influence either. We're not trying to start a war, no fucking way. We would be crushed like little lady flies."

Continuing, she blamed the row on 'sensationalism' within the press: "As we all know these days, sound bites and quotes are chosen not by their merit but by the level of sensationalism and that's exactly what happened here. Beyonce and Rihanna are the last two women on earth who I would ever want to disrespect or disregard. Ultimately I am a consumer too, and everybody expresses their opinions about the artistic climate they live in."

Finishing, Wayman stated: "There's not a shred of self-importance in these words. I'm not trying to cover my tracks but this is really upsetting to me. I apologize for being careless with my words. I apologize to fans of Beyonce and Rihanna, I fucking love them too. Me and and my big mouth."

Read the full Warpaint statement HERE.

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