Roger Waters says Mark Zuckerberg asked to use one of Pink Floyd’s most famous songs to promote Instagram. Waters’ response to the man he calls “one of the most powerful idiots in the world”? “No f—ing way!”
At a recent New York City event at the People’s Forum to advocate for the release of Julian Assange — the WikiLeaks founder who is imprisoned in London — Waters produced a printed page of a message he said he had received “on the Internet” that morning.
In a video shared on Twitter by La Jornada, the 77-year-old former frontman and main songwriter for Pink Floyd said, “It’s a request for the rights to use my song ‘Another Brick in the Wall 2’ in the making of a film to promote Instagram.
“So it’s a missive from Mark Zuckerberg to me, right? Arrived this morning with an offer of a huge, huge amount of money. And the answer is ‘F— you!,'” he added as the crowd cheered. “‘No f—ing way!’