Eagles Singer Don Henley Calls Frank Ocean A "Talentless Prick"

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Eagles singer Don Henley called Frank Ocean a "Talentless Prick", and Kanye West "Arrogant and Insecure".

A year ago, Henley said that Ocean sampled his song "Hotel California" without permission, and put it on his mixtape "Nostalgia, Ultra". Henley still has a problem with that given these comments are recent.

"I didn't think he was cool," Henley stated. "I thought he was a talentless little prick. And I still do." Henley went on to say "Some of these young kids have grown up in a world that doesn't understand or respect copyright material or intellectual property... They look at songs as interactive playthings."

When the lawsuit first came bout last year, Henley thoughts were a lot stronger.

“I don’t know how they’d react if I took one of their songs and re-wrote the lyrics and recorded it, I don’t know if they’d like that." Henley argues. "Maybe they wouldn’t care but I care. We work really really hard on our material. We spend months writing it and years recording it. You don’t go into a museum and paint a mustache on somebody else’s painting. Nobody would think of doing that.” 

Ocean responded back with his own opinion. "Ain't this guy rich as fuck?" Ocean asked. "Why sue the new guy? I didn't make a dime off that song. I released it for free. If anything I'm paying homage."


Henley stated all of this to a newspaper called "The Guardian" earlier this week, which is located in the U.K.. The newspaper asked if he would feel differently if a bigger artist covers his song, like West for example, and Henley shared his thoughts on West.

"No, I'd be just as pissed off, I don't like him, either." Henley stated. "He's either incredibly arrogant or incredibly insecure, or some combination of the two."