Just when you thought you understood how these Internets work, something as epic as this reaction to an obvious troll goes down. Or maybe Frankie Knuckles was just looking for a reason to go in on David Guetta. We’re not sure, but let’s look at the facts.
The first sad fact is that the originator of this troll didn’t get this epic comment. Wunderground posted this article saying that David Guetta had finally been outed as a button-pushing DJ when one of his decks inadvertently started playing during a set. On that deck was supposed to be a self-help CD for people who suffer from chorophobia, aka the fear of dancing. This article even included lines that should have made it obvious; who would really think that Guetta, a DJ who’s traveled the world, would go on record saying things like “Ironically with no-one dancing it probably would have been one of my shows that I would have actually enjoyed.”? C’mon, son. For some reason, Coco.fm decided to straight up jack the entire piece, but for some reason it was their post that sparked the following diatribe from legendary DJ Frankie Knuckles:
Tell ‘em why you’re really mad, Frankie! We’re surprised Frankie would go in like that from what seems to be his personal Facebook page, and we were even questioning if it WAS his personal page. Looking at the “About” section of this page, there’s a link to the 23,000+ like “Official Frankie Knuckles Fan Page,” which definitely looks as official as can be.
Do you think Guetta will respond to this ethering, where a man who’s been in this game for forty years has expressed the fear he has when going up to the decks in 2013? After being called a pop star “of the Milli Vanilli variety?” Those are some strong words, and we’re glad that Frankie kept it real for the Internets, even though our assumption is that he didn’t really understand what he was doing. Or maybe he did, which would make this all the more awesome.