Kurt Cobain Called Courtney Love a 'Bitch With Zits'


Today, Seattle police released images of a note that Kurt Cobain kept in his wallet wherein the Nirvana frontman called wife Courtney Love a “bitch with zits” who was “siphoning” money for “doping and whoring.”

The note reads,

Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife when she’s a bitch with zits and siphoning all yr money for doping and whoring…

As Billboard points out, this is quite the departure from the characterization of Love in Cobain’s suicide note, where he calls her a “goddess of a wife who sweats ambition and empathy.”

Last month, a Cold Case Detective completed a review of the Cobain case and concluded that, despite rampant public speculation and incredibly entertaining conspiracy theories ranging from “Kurt Cobain was murdered by Courtney Love” to “Kurt Cobain was murdered by a guy hired by Courtney Love,” Cobain died of a self-administered shotgun wound to the head following a massive dose of heroin. Police say that images of the note, as well as other photos from the scene of Cobain’s death (no blood; kinda boring, but if you’re into that, here they are), are being released two decades later because the department wanted to address conspiracy theories and calm public speculation.

The Seattle police are making a valiant effort to calm speculation by reopening the case and making sure no stone is unturned, but Kurt Cobain’s suicide is pop culture’s Kennedy assassination and Courtney Love is showing now signs of stopping her decades-long oscillation between “entertaining hot mess” and “impressive ingenue.” People will continue to spin Cobain conspiracy theories forever.

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