Video: Skindred’s Benji Webbe Makes Fun of Babymetal’s Japanese Accents at Kerrang Awards
Benji Webbe apparently thinks he’s Kanye fucking West.
Webbe, you see, presented the “Best Live Band” trophy at last week’s Kerrang Awards in the U.K. It would appear, however, that unlike a lot of other, more talented metal musicians, Webbe isn’t a fan of the band that won — that band being Babymetal.
Rather than keep his opinion to himself, however, Webbe opted to not only repeatedly disrupt Babymetal’s acceptance speech, but to correct their English in a faux-Japanese accent while bowing. So that’s not insanely racist or anything.
Here’s video of the incident:
I’d ask what Webbe was thinking, but, clearly, thinking is not his forté. But at least he made himself a footnote in the career of a band that’s been more successful than his own. Metal fans of the future still probably won’t remember who the hell he was, but hey, it’s something.