JAY-Z: Uses Nirvana's "Teen Spirit" Chorus
The chorus to Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" has ended up in a new song by rapper Jay-Z.
The track, "Holy Grail," appears on his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail that's due out July 7th. The chorus of the song paraphrases Nirvana's anthem with the lyric, “And we all just / Entertainers / And we’re stupid / And contagious.”
Courtney Love tells the Huffington Post that she gave the rapper permission to use the lyrics after hearing the song. Love says, "Francis [Bean Cobain] would freak [if she knew this.] Jay-Z's huge and we're friends. I mean we're not besties or anything." Love adds, "They [used it] without asking, which is kind of nervy but the business side has been taken care of so it's fine."