Kanye West had to get a few things off of his chest during a recent show in London.
When Kanye took the stage at the Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday night, he took time out during the show to share some of his thoughts and he put the whole thing to music. The main thing that really grinds his gears is the corporate aspect of the music industry.
“I hate business people,” he admitting in opening. “People get on the phone with me and tell me, ‘What kind of business can you do, though? What type of business are you doing? What’s the numbers? How much did you sell? What are your radio spins like? How much shampoo can you sell with your face on it?”
Kanye continued, “Remind me again why we in this sh*t … Since when [is] making music about getting rich? Since when [is] making art about getting rich?”
From there he also had a bone to pick with the Grammys as he feels the organization has continued to snub him throughout his career. “Remind me again why we in this sh*t? Remind me again why the Grammys couldn’t suck my d*ck,” Kanye rhymed before revealing how he really feels about Jay-Z’s collaboration with Justin Timberlake. “Remind me again who was the original super fly. And I got love for HOV but I ain’t f*cking with that ‘Suit & Tie’”
And Kanye even came for President Barack Obama when he rapped,”I don’t give a f*ck what the president got to say.” That might be a response to the president’s assessment that Yeezy’s a bit of the “jack*ss.”
The lyricist also shook off his critics in the rant as he reminded everyone that he’s still coping with the very difficult loss of his mother, Dr. Donda West. “I lost my f*ckin mama, so I can give a f*ck about your comments,” he shouted before closing out his speech on a more positive note.
In the end, he encouraged his fans to help each other in hopes of bring a little more balance to the world–emotionally and financially–as he rhymed, “”Love one another. The way you love your mother, man. The way you should love her.”