Kanye West compared himself to Picasso, Steve Jobs and, er, Walt Disney during another expletive-ridden rant in Paris on Monday night (February 26).
Following on from his tirade that covered everything from corporate sponsorship, the Grammy Awards and Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z's 'Suit & Tie' at London's Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday (February 23), West had another tirade about pop commercialism.
The rapper told the crowd at Paris' Le Zenith: "There's no motherfucking awards or sponsorships or none of that shit that can stop the dedication to bringing y'all that real shit."
He continued: "No matter how they try to control you, or the motherfucker next to you tries to peer pressure you, you can do what you motherfucking want. I am Picasso. I'm Walt Disney, I'm Steve Jobs."
West's latest rant echoes his outburst at London's Hammersmith Apollo at the weekend, where he told the crowd: "They trying to put their logos on every concert and shit. For the meet and greet, you gotta meet the execs and their daughters. And they'll show you what they just bought her..."
he continued: "So, you gonna help me put on a better show, corporations? Can you please support me? Please? Me, Kanye West. I swear I'm a nice leader 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 pool in my backyard! So I'll tell all my fans your shit is cool. And if they believe in me, then they’ll also believe in you."
Kanye West returns to the UK this Friday (March 1) when he plays a third date at London's Hammersmith Apollo.
Rants on stage and disses Jay-Z and Justin's 'Suit & Tie' song:
Kanye West is back at it again. The rapper and father to Kim Kardashian’s baby used London’s Hammersmith Apollo stage Saturday to fulminate over his latest grievances with the music industry. Among them were Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z’s new single “Suit & Tie,” the intersection of art and commerce, corporate sponsors and of course, the Grammys.
As reported by Consequence of Sound, while performing “Clique,” West used an instrumental interlude to rant about his disapproval of his friend Jay-Z’s collaboration on Timberlake’s comeback single. “I got love for Hov, but I ain’t f—ing with that ‘Suit & Tie’.” He went on to repeatedly insult the Grammys and express his loathing for corporate sponsors — and while as Rolling Stone pointed out he did make a joke about his Beyoncé-defending Video Music Awards gaffe, he also took what appeared to be a stab at her recent $50 million Pepsi deal.
“Can I sell a drink for you please? So you can help me put on a better show. Please corporations. Can you please support me, Kanye West? I swear I’m a nice n—– now. I swear I’ll put the pink polo back on. I swear to you. Please? Just for three million dollars. 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. . . . What’s my public rating now? Are people liking me again? Enough to get some money for some corporations? They forgot about the whole Beyoncé thing right? Okay cool.”
West played a second gig at the Hammersmith Apollo but refrained from repeating his previous tirade. According to NME, he told the audience, “I got s— off my chest last night but I’m feeling good tonight.”
We’re glad to hear that, Kanye.
source and source