“I can’t let these people play me…name one genius that ain’t crazy”
-Feedback, Kanye West The Life of Pablo
Crazy? Does not come close to describing the recent behavior of hip hop artist Kanye West. Within the past week, West has probably lost everything he worked so hard due to the result of a filter piece missing from his mouth.
Let’s flashback to 2009 when Taylor Swift won Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards. As Taylor took the stage to give her acceptance speech she was interrupted by Kanye who took the mic to state, “Yo! Taylor I’m really happy for you; I’m going to let you finish but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.” Some may agree with Kanye’s statement although many did not feel that was the best way to approach the situation we see today there are several memes on social media that will not allow us to ever forget this moment happened. In 2010 Taylor released “Innocent,” a song inspired by West from off her Speak Now album.
Kanye eventually apologized to Taylor and there was even talk of the two artist working together. Taylor forgave him and even presented West with the 2015 MTV Video Vanguard Award. The ‘bad blood’ between Swift and West was hashed but the feud sparked again once Kanye released Famous. The ‘bad blood’ between Taylor Swift and Kanye West does not compare to the rise of disappointment fans due to the hip hop artist recent behavior.
Kanye is currently on his ‘Saint Pablo Tour’ and Saturday night at the Sacramento show left many fans and other celebrities disappointment. In addition to the concert starting late, only a few songs were played, Kid Cudi making an appearance and the show ending early after Kanye’s rant.
Ranting about radio from how amazing Kid Cudi is to dissing Beyonce and Jay Z.
“Beyoncé, I was hurt, because I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over Hotline Bling. In my opinion, ‘Now, don’t go trying to diss Beyonce. She is great. Taylor Swift is great.’ We are all great people. We are all people. But, sometimes, we be playing the politics too much and forgetting who we are, just to win. (Expletive) winning. (Expletive) looking cool. (Expletive) being cool.”
“I been sent here to give y’all my truth, even at the risk of my own life, my own success, my own career.”
“Call me, brah, you still ain’t call me. Jay Z, I know you got killas, please don’t send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man.”
Rapper Snoop Dogg gives his reaction on Kanye’s rant.
All ticket buyers from the Sacramento show will be refunded for the short-comings of what they thought would be an amazing show. Also, the remaining 21 tour dates for the Saint Pablo tour are cancelled and ticket prices will be refunded. The cancellations include the Louisville, KY date for December 20th.
“Vote for Kanye 2020,” months ago West declared his interest in running for President. Americans felt as if seeing a hip hop artist as president may be what America needs until he spoke out about the 2016 election and the candidate he would have voted for had he voted on November 8.
Kanye chose the United States least favorite… Donald Trump. After this announcement on Thursday night in San Jose, those who were fans of Kanye booed and left his California show shouting “fuck you Kanye.”
Fans brought their frustration to social media…
As for some they were not surprised by Kanye’s announcement.
It seems like it has all fell down for Kanye. Was this all just a publicity stunt? Perhaps he wants a jumpstart to campaigning for 2020 presidency as if he now truly stands a chance.