Q’s Sylvia Patterson heads out on the road with Warpaint in our new issue – Q335 out now – and band have a few words for today’s pop icons.
Speaking as they toured the US, the West Coast four-piece consider the 'hyper-sexualisation' of mainstream music and the way some female singers have chosen to portray themselves.
“She [Rihanna] has an insane voice, she could’ve done something so much more stuble and artful,” suggests the Warpaint's Theresa Wayman, who also was dismayed by Beyonce’s recent adoption of twerking.
“It just gets worse,” she adds. “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!”
UPDATE (1 May): Over night Wayman expanded on her comments via Facebook, insisting she is a fan of both artists and was "not trying to start a war", adding: "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."
Get Q335, in print or on digital, now for the full, on-the-road feature.