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Radio station proves Kanye West doesn’t hold a candle to Freddie Mercury

Nothing really matters—especially this cover.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Jul 1, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 11:07 am CDT

Kanye West may have called himself the “greatest living rock star on the planet” at Glastonbury, but one radio station wasn’t having it when he covered another rock legend during his set.

His take on “Bohemian Rhapsody” may have fallen on the lower end of memorable covers, but Q104.3 FM, a classic rock radio station in New York set out to prove just how bad it was. The DJs there put it in front of the late Freddie Mercury himself, who did not approve either. The legendary Queen frontman then went on to sing it himself—with the help of some editing.

When it comes to which artist sang it better, there’s no escape from reality.

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*First Published: Jul 1, 2015, 11:44 am CDT