yeesh, some of these fans...
jg is spot on: pauls claiming of the a.g. crown has much more to do with the 'i'm not as smarmy as you all always try to make me out to be', 'there's more to me than silly love songs and cuteness' schtick than it is about him claiming to be anything just for the sake of needing to be on top, to be #1
no different than his chagrine at wanting to have his name first on the credits for the songs that actually are (mostly) his..you simply MUST have your head stuck deep in the sand if you do not realize that by not speaking up for himself, all these years, he's added to the legacy of him being
just that silly love songs guy..or worse, johns back up...and that's it.
if i'm hard at work, do a thousand things right, and my co-worker uses one of my ideas and, advertantly or inadvertantly, gets all the credit, not just for that one thing, but most (if not all), i'd be a bit chuffed, too.
that being said, jg was accurate, as well , when he said paul "viewed it as pop-art"; he saw it mostly like a new instrument, something to be played with...used to his advantage.
since he still seems interested, i think it also has a bit of a deeper meaning than just a usery one, just not as ...soul searching as johns appeared at times to be.