It is, perhaps, no surprise that Gordon Smart sides with Noel Gallagher in the ongoing Jay-Z-Noel Gallagher spat. Jay-Z has made Noel a target on a track on the new album. Gordon is not impressed:
At least Smart is wise enough to not pretend it's a battle of wits.
Gordon, of course, can't stand to see conflict and ill-feeling. You'll recall how he went out his way earlier this year to try and heal the rift between Cheryl and Ashley Cole, for example.
Incidentally, seeing Gordon use the name "Jiggaman" is spectacularly uncomfortable, isn't it? It's like Prince Charles calling people "my homies".
Poorly sung? Really, Gordon? And what's with the "former drug dealer"? Given that - ahem - the "Manc titans" recorded a song which opened with the lines "all your dreams are made when you're chained to the mirror and the razorblade" it's a bit ill-advised to try and protect Noelie by suggesting that his nemesis might have got muddled up in drugs in the past.
“Jockin” means to insult.
Thanks for the helpful explanation, Gordon. Is "the Blueprint" some kind of devious streetslang, too?
Gordon has one last push:
Jay’s last CD, American Gangster, hardly set the charts alight.
I wonder which of the new ones will be better received by UK fans?
Gordon works for the Sun, it's no surprise he considers large sales to be equivalent to being morally in the right.
But make up your own mind.
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That could, of course, be considered to be leading the witness.