In a recent interview, musician Neil Young laughed and said “I’m glad I got under her skin,” when told that National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch has tweeted negatively about him over a dozen times.
The Daily Beast notified Young of Loesch’s criticism during an interview from which an excerpt was released Thursday. The singer-songwriter was promoting a film directed by his partner, Daryl Hannah, which he wrote several songs for.
“The spokesperson? That woman? She doesn’t like me?” he said. “Well, she’s one of the gang over there. Although [President Donald] Trump likes my music. He’d come to all my shows.”
Trump famously announced his campaign for the White House after riding down an escalator while Young’s song “Rockin’ in the Free World” played, which the musician later revealed Trump had not gotten permission to use.
He added, “What’s her name, huh? Well, I’m glad I got under her skin.”
Kesha’s intro sounds eerily like Neil Young’s dying cow fart of a song “Downtown” from “Mirror Ball.”
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 22, 2010
My stepdad likes Neil Young. I always thought Neil Young had the vocal tonality of a dying cow fart. He’s also hard of hearing. My stepdad.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 17, 2015
@chris_renner Love that tag. Geebus I loathe Neil Young. His voice sounds like a bloated cow farting and dying all at once.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 4, 2010
Wait, Canada also gave us Neil Young. That dying cow attempt at harmony you hear on Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young? It’s Young.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 16, 2012
After being read one of Loesch’s tweets, Young laughed and said, “Why doesn’t she just shoot me? You know, I hate to say that because I have kids and I really don’t want anybody to shoot me. I’ve still got to bring up my kids, so don’t take that seriously!”
“That’s the way it goes! That’s what happens,” he added, still laughing. “You’re out there in the world and people can say whatever they want. It’s freedom. I appreciate that, and I think she should exercise it as much as she can.”