London: Kanye West has apparently landed himself in a controversy by announcing that Coldplay is at par with the legendary band The Beatles.
The rapper, producer said Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion And Guy Berryman are as good as-if not better-than The Beatles.
"America has, and probably always will, dominate music across the globe but it``s always been the British who pull out that very special band," the Sun quoted him as saying.
"We have had amazing bands like Nirvana and Guns N Roses but it`s the British who have had the cream with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones setting the standard. I love Coldplay, and I honestly think they are on the same level as The Beatles.
"In 30 years, when Coldplay are old men, people will look back and say, ``These guys were more talented than The Beatles.`` I have worked with Chris Martin and the man is a genius-as a performer and a songwriter he is on the same level as John Lennon.
"I am not saying this sort of s*** lightly, it`s really how talented the guy is. And Coldplay can go down as the best ever - even bigger than The Beatles," he said.