Women in Music 2016

Batman or Superman? Artists Pick Their Superhero Sides

In the spirit of the highly anticipated blockbuster Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, in theaters Friday (March 25), Billboard asked music stars from Wale to K. Michelle to pick a side. Our apologies in advance, Mr. Kent.

Wale:
“Batman’s more handy and resourceful. He doesn’t even have any superpowers, he just has money and can fight. I respect that.”

Fifth Harmony's Dinah Jane:
 “I’ve always been a Superman girl. I love his style -- he can wear a suit and tie, rip it off and there’s this alter ego.”​

Ro James:
"I’m definitely choosing Batman. He wears all black, he has the fly car, he has the butler, he has the gadgets."

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Mumford & Sons’ Ted Dwane:
“Batman has a sick car -- but Superman could take the car and throw it into space.”

Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio:
"Superman if my life was in danger -- he can fly and is strong and stuff. But I'd definitely rather party with Batman. I'm under the impression Bruce Wayne can get into any club in Gotham.”

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The Strumbellas' Dave Ritter:
"Batman all the way. Dude is a detective AND a scientist. The brain is the strongest muscle in the body, and he isn't scared of any weird green rocks.”  ​

 

 

Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez: 
"This is all contingent on whether or not Batman is in possession of Kryptonite. No Kryptonite? Superman. Kryptonite? Batman. But Batman is the world's greatest detective -- that fool will figure something out." 

A version of this story originally appeared in the March 25 issue of Billboard.