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Kanye: “Coldplay are more talented than The Beatles”

While praising British band Coldplay, Kanye West suggested that he thinks that the group is more talented than The Beatles.

The outspoken star made the comment while talking about American versus British music, saying that the UK always seemed to come out with that “very special band”.

Talking to The Sun, West said: “We have had amazing bands like Nirvana and Guns N' Roses but it's the British who have had the cream with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones setting the standard.”

He added: “I love Coldplay, and I honestly think they are on the same level as The Beatles. In 30 years, when Coldplay are old men, people will look back and say, 'These guys were more talented than The Beatles'.”

West also said that he thought Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was a “genius” and that he was “on the same level as John Lennon”.

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