Joni Mitchell Reveals The 5 Musicians She Hates
Joni Mitchell at the NAMM TEC Awards 2020 - TEC Awards / Youtube
In the music industry, not everyone is your friend and a favorite. For someone as iconic as Joni Mitchell, who had to endure all the pressure in the industry as well as to pave her way to success with no help, she’s had some pretty ugly comments to say to those who didn’t align with her beliefs. Also, being a woman to a male-dominating society, she had to put up to a lot of crappy sentiments that were mostly misogynistic that made her who she is today. With that, she doesn’t give a damn whose shoulders she’s brushing off with hers; here’s five people that Joni Mitchell hates.
Joni Mitchell has since softened her opinion towards pop star Taylor Swift, but there was once a time when the 79-year-old singer had some strong words to say. “I don’t know what her music sounds like, but I do know this – that if she’s going to sing and play me, good luck.” Mitchell expressed.
Mitchell may have given Judy Collins permission to cover “Both Sides Now,” but things didn’t work out very well from her perspective afterward. Collins even said that Mitchell might be a bit “jealous” because Collins’ version was popular to the masses.
John Lennon and Joni Mitchell didn’t get along the first time they met, simply because they’re two, different entities. Mitchell recalled meeting Lennon during his “lost year” days. “He’s a working-class lad; I’m sure he had that same fight with George Martin because he was afraid that he was betraying his class. I know I’m going to get into hot water if I get into this but I have controversial opinions about him.”
Dylan arrived as a source of motivation, but he quickly became Mitchell’s hated musician around the time when the two went on a tour together. “We are like night and day, [Dylan] and I,” Mitchell once commented. “Bob is not authentic at all. He’s a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception.”
If there’s a woman Mitchell hated the most, Madonna might be a contender. Mitchell wondered why someone like her thought of being a role model to others. “She’s got that whore-Madonna thing built-in,” the musician explained. “She’s like a living Barbie doll but a little bit on the blue side. There’s always been that type of female. There’s always been a market for it, but the danger is that she thinks she’s a role model.”