Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is giving fans even more reasons to go and see him during his Yeezus nationwide tour by providing some Oakland concertgoers a classic rant.
In his latest on-stage moment of clarity, Mr. West spoke on feeling like it’s him against the media.
No Kanye West show is complete without a quotable, and the Oakland stop of his ongoing Yeezus tour earlier this week was no exception. At some point during his set, Kanye took the opportunity to go on one of his classic rants. It started with him talking about the media and its intentions of getting people to villify him. However, Kanye suggested that the crowd gathered for the concert was proof that this was not working. “We are more powerful than the media today,” Kanye said. “I control the media. I get on TV shows and do what the f**k I want, when I want, how I want. My way.” Kanye then switched topics to talk about being put in a box, something he has repeatedly spoken out about for several months now. He used the example of how his dentist tried to create parallels between dentist school and being in the studio to tell stories, something that infuriates him. “I mean, I understand motherfucking English,” Kanye said.” (Complex)
He also used the taped rant to tell fans to never give up on their dreams.
“People try to box you into this thing of, in your lifetime all you can be is this one thing. But when you were two years old, if you wanted to sing then you would motherf*cking sing. And if you wanted to ride a bike, you would ride that sh*t, and if you wanted to color, you would color. But as you get older, and you get put into this motherf*ckign box, everybody says that you can’t be another thing or have another dream.” Kanye ended the rant by singing, “But some people can do anything. Raise your hands if you believe you can do anything.” (Complex)
Outside of rants, Yeezy has used this tour to premiere new music.
Kanye West is currently playing the North American leg of his Yeezus tour where he has been treating fans with Jesus visits, crazy images and “artistic” choreography. Couple of nights ago at the Sap Center (formerly HP Pavilion) in San Jose, before he came out all guns blazing in a colorful mask, he gave fans a preview of a new song. The title isn’t confirmed yet but it’s rumored to be ‘I Am Not Here’. Watch the video below to listen to a portion of the song (2:45 mark). (HHNM)
Over the summer, G.O.O.D Music’s Pusha T offered a take on his boss’ frequent live rants.
“First of all, when he asked me for the mic I almost fainted, then. I’m like, ‘Wait a minute, you want a mic?'” I purposefully had the mic far away because I didn’t even feel like talking. I just wanted to listen to the music. He asked for the mic. So then, I had to go get it. I was like, okay hold on a minute. Here we go. Just listening to him, man, he always sits around and has that braggy attitude about what’s being done in music. What he’s going to do in music. What we’ve done. Things we’ve created. ‘We made this. We made that.’ So it’s really not new to me. People just don’t know that. Until he goes on one of his wild rants. That’s when y’all get it.” (Hot 97)
Check out Kanye West’s rant: