Courtney Love Allows Jay-Z To Use Lyrics From Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

Courtney Love Allows Jay-Z To Use Lyrics From Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

Courtney Love reveals she's allowed Jay-Z to use Nirvana lyrics. Will they appear on the upcoming "Magna Carta Holy Grail"?

Jay-Z's upcoming new album was announced basically two weeks prior to its release, which doesn't give much time for promo leading up to it, at least in the usual way of things. Hov and Ye both seem set on doing things differently this time around. We received a second commercial in support of Magna Carta Holy Grail yesterday, which showed Hov in the studio with Timbaland, as they work on the album, but still, details are scarce.

Today we get a tidbit of information which may be about Magna Carta Holy Grail from the unexpected source of Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain's widow. In a new interview with the HuffingtonPost, Courtney Love (who owns the entire Nirvana catalog) divulges that she allowed Hov to repuprose some of the lead Nirvana singer's lyrics from one of their biggest records, "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

"I'm letting Jay-Z use lyrics - Francis [Kurt Cobain's daughter] would freak [if she knew this.] Jay-Z's huge and we're friends," Love told the news outlet. She added, "I mean we're not besties or anything." 

Courtney went on to reveal that at first Jay used the lyrics without asking, but soon settled things business-wise. "They [used it] without asking, which is kind of nervy but the business side has been taken care of so it's fine," Courtney said.

We'll have to wait and see if the lyrics show up in Magna Carta. Magna Carta will be available to one million Samsung Galaxy users on July 4th, and 72 hours later, it will be available to the general public for purchase.

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