Nine Inch Nails: Trent Reznor Tells Texas Crowd Ted Cruz “Was Bugging to Get on the Guest List, and I Told Him to Fuck Off”
Try not to be shocked, but it turns out that the dude who coined the phrase “God money” is not a fan of Texas senator Ted Cruz.
“Who voted for Ted Cruz? See the lights aren’t on, I can’t see. Is there any way to turn the lights on? I’d like to see. Raise your hand, you guys, nothing to be ashamed of, just checking.
“He might be here tonight, he was bugging to get on the guest list, and I told him to fuck off. We put him on a few years ago, he drank all the beer, and was just a pain in the ass to be around. So, I won’t, I won’t hold it against you.”
It seems safe to assume that Reznor was just taking the piss. For one thing, Reznor has been outspoken about how much he loathes Donald Trump, even going so far as to chastise other celebrities for not using their platform to speak out against The Pudgy Orange Menace (and he was not a George W. Bush fan, either). Given that Cruz cozied up to Trump the second it became convenient for his career, he’d be a fool to think Reznor would want anything to do with him.
Also, everyone knows that Ted Cruz was in Stryper, a band whose members wouldn’t be caught dead at an event so blasphemous as a Nine Inch Nails show.
But hey, who knows? Cruz would have been nineteen when Pretty Hate Machine came out, so he’s certainly the right age to be a NIN fan. And Paul Ryan seemed completely oblivious to the irony of his avowed Rage Against the Machine fandom. So maybe Cruz really did try and get on the guest list. Hey, I don’t blame him. Nine Inch Nails tickets are hard to come by.