During a recent performance, Saturday, February 23rd; in Hammersmith Apolo in London, West ranted about Taylor Swift and other celebrities. The ranting went on for eleven minutes (sources: MTV.com). I guess he still hasn’t gotten over Swift’s 2009 MTV win. During the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor won an award in the Best Female Video category. I’m sure many of you remember how West rudely interrupted Taylor Swifts 2009 acceptance speech, when he took the microphone from Swift and hinted on the fact that he thought Beyoncé should have won. Although he later apologized for his actions, it still seems to have been the rudest thing we’ve ever seen in the music world.
West has once again, recently bashed Swift, but also bashed others. During his ranting in London, West commented, “Taylor Swift beat Beyoncé at the Grammys? Beyoncé be dancing in heels and s—.” He didn’t stop there, he went on to also bash Justin Timberlake’s new single by stating, “I got love for Hov (Jay-Z), but I ain’t f—in with that Suit and tie.” Apparently the statement about this was in response to Jay-Z and Timberlake’s collaboration on a recent song that Timberlake has Jay-Z featured on. The two also recently performed the song at the 55th Grammy Awards. They will also be kicking off a tour together in July.
West also insinuated about others he feels has sold out by selling drinks and commented, “Can I sell your drink for you please? So you can help me put on a better show?” He went on to say, “Please corporations? Can you please support me, please? Me, Kanye West? I swear I’m a nice n—a now. I swear I’ll put the pink polo back on. I swear to you. Please? Just for $3 million. I need it so bad. I need a new pool in my back yard. So I’ll tell all my fans your s— is cool. And if they believe in me they should also believe in you, did the corporation send the check yet? What’s my public rating right now? Are people liking me again? Enough to get some money from the corporations? Are they liking me now? They forgot about the whole Beyoncé thing right? OK cool. Is it OK now? See his rant you YouTube.
West, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé are still friends, correct? Apparently he forgot Beyoncé recently signed a $50 million dollar deal with Pepsi. Did West possibly forget, or did he simply do as he seem to do a lot, speaking without thinking before opening his mouth. What do you think Jay-z and Beyoncé will think about his ranting rave? Because it seems he’s directing some things towards them as well as others. What is really wrong with Kanye? Is there a reason why he can’t just go to his shows and perform instead of bashing others?