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Courtney berates Kurt photo holding fan

By | Published on Tuesday 15 November 2011

Courtney Love

Part of me really likes Courtney Love, she knows what she likes, she says what she thinks, she takes no prisoners. Then again, another part of me thinks she’s bitter, abusive and self-obsessed. Here’s a game – read this story, and decide how to categorise the Hole singer for yourself!

Love stormed off stage during a set at a Brazilian festival last weekend because a member of the crowd had the audacity to hold up a photo of Kurt Cobain while she sang. Seemingly not wanting to look at a her photo of her late husband (which is possibly understandable – though presumably the fan intended the photo as a tribute), she reportedly turned on said crowd member between songs and said: “I don’t need to see a picture of Kurt, you asshole, and I’m going to have you fucking removed if you keep holding that up. I’m not Kurt, I have to live with his shit and his ghost and his kid every day and throwing that up is stupid and rude and I’m going to beat the fuck out of you if you do it again”.

Rambling on in a way that only those who used to follow Love on Twitter would be able to cope with, she continued: “You weren’t fucking married to him, I fucking was. You didn’t get kicked out of a band by him, like Dave, he did. Go see the fucking Foo Fighters and do that shit. Great, we’ll leave now, fuck you”.

Love then stormed offstage, but was persuaded to return a minute or so later, partly after a member of her entourage managed to persuade the crowd to shout “the Foo Fighters are gay”. She subsequently returned to the stage declaring: “I don’t care what you listen to at home, but if a guy takes off money off my kid’s table, fuck him”.

So, that’s all fun. Still undecided as to whether Courtney Love’s a strong-minded rock chick or a tedious drama queen? Well, watch the whole thing on tape.