Warpaint slams Beyoncé for hyper-sexualizing her music and image




While many music critics found Beyoncé’s surprise self-titled album to be an empowering, feminist-driven piece of work, psych-rock outfit Warpaint see things quite differently. In a new interview with Q Magazine, vocalist and guitarist Theresa Wayman criticized female pop stars like Queen Bey and Rihanna for unnecessarily over-sexualizing their music and public image.

“She [Rihanna] has an insane voice, she could’ve done something so much more stuble [sic] and artful,” she told Q.

Wayman then turned her eye toward the “Drunk In Love” megastar, commenting: “It just gets worse. 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!”

Perhaps mainstream music’s leading ladies should take a page out of Warpaint’s own “staunchly feminist, unyielding, and irreverent” self-titled sophomore LP.

Below, watch Warpaint’s video for “Disco/Very” and “Keep It Healthy”:

Update: Theresa Wayman has offered an apology and says her comments were taken out of context.


Watch Beyoncé Smash the National Anthem

Beyoncé at President Obama’s Second Inauguration

Your musical guests at President Obama’s second inauguration also included James Taylor, who wore a fleece under his suit, and noted Republican Kelly Clarkson, who overcame a less-than-ideal performance slot — right after the Obama speech — with a solid but not-too-showy (until the third verse) “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.” But Beyoncé was the big name, and Beyoncé had the big, difficult song — which, being Beyoncé, she nailed, even as her earpiece malfunctioned halfway through. In the pantheon of Great National Anthem performances, by the time Bey got to “waaaaave,” with the melisma and the “I did it” smile, and the entire National Mall cheering. And Biden making Biden faces? Yeah, this has to be top five! Kudos to Beyoncé!

Beyonce Sings the National Anthem at the 2013 Inauguration of Barack Obama