Singer Sergei Penkin called the group’s work a disgrace.
The artist, in a conversation with Ksenia Sobchak, spoke negatively about the Laskovy May group.
“This is a disgrace. They have very primitive music. This is equivalent to how today you are driving a Zaporozhets, and tomorrow you are driving a Mercedes. Stop. You understand that there is a good car, so there is good music. I wouldn’t listen to this kind of music.”, said Sergey Penkin.
As Penkin noted, he was asked more than once how he felt about Tender May. “I always answered no. They told me: “After your words, you lost 50 percent of your popularity and success.” I answered. “Not. I got 50 percent of the success.” When I drove to the concert hall the next day, there were no tickets. There was a queue for my concerts“, – said Penkin.
Recall that the group “Tender May” in the late eighties was incredibly popular in the USSR. The team collected full stadiums in every city.