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Will Young: Kanye West is 'awful'

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Will Young: Kanye West is 'awful'

Will Young thinks Kanye West is "awful".

The 'Pop Idol' winner has insisted he despises the 'Bound 2' rapper for his "audacious and opulent" nature and refused to watch the star perform a recent headline set at Glastonbury Festival.

He blasted: "I was at Glastonbury and I refused to see him. He's awful. What does he stand for? His arrogance completely over-runs him as a musician. He's so audacious and opulent.

"It shows the worst of people who have loads of money. Massive weddings, opulent engagements. Who is this man? And why do we laud these people?"

And until the rapper reduces his "arrogance", the 36-year-old singer has no plans to listen to any of the star's music.

He added to BBC News: "I'm not interested in arrogance. It's just a cover.

"Get rid of the arrogance and show me the frailty. I won't listen to his music."

During the chat, Will shared his favourite albums, with The Beatles' 'Revolver' topping his list.

Speaking about the band's 1966 album, he said: "It was a record that was always played in my house from about the age of 10. It was probably when CDs first came in - my folks got 'Revolver' and 'Abbey Road' and we went away on holiday to South Africa and played it in the house we were staying in.

"Every song was so different. I'd never heard anything like it before - and never since, actually. Paul McCartney is one of my favourite singers. He's got this brilliant vibrato - but he doesn't rest on it. A Jazz singer would use the vibrato a lot, but his projection is quite straight. He passes through it."