Glee's Ryan Murphy Curses Out Kings of Leon

Entertainment Jan. 26, 2011 AT 9:27AM
Glee's Ryan Murphy Curses Out Kings of Leon Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com; Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com

Glee creator Ryan Murphy is singing a not-so-happy tune about Kings of Leon.

Last year, the chart-topping band denied Murphy's request to use their Grammy-nominated hit "Use Somebody" on the show -- a decision that mortally offended Murphy.

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"F*** you, Kings of Leon," Murphy tells The Hollywood Reporter. "They’re self-centered a**holes, and they missed the big picture."

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Charging that the band insulted his FOX smash with a "hate on arts education" message, he continued angrily: "They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument. It's like, OK, hate on arts education. You can make fun of Glee all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music."

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In response to Murphy's rant, Kings of Leon told THR: "This whole Glee thing is a shock to us. It's gotten out of hand. At the time of the request, we hadn't even see the show. It came at the end of that record cycle, and we were over promoting ['Use Somebody']. This was never meant as a slap in the face to Glee or to music education or to fans of the show. We're not sure where the anger is coming from."

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