Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West felt the wrath of angry Wireless Festival concertgoers yesterday (July 5) with endless booing hitting him during his performance. #WeWantDrake
According to reports, his second rant in two days rubbed fans the wrong way.
WIRELESS fans were left unimpressed last night after Kanye West – who was filling in for an unwell Drake – went on a 15-minute rant for the second night in a row. The superstar – who already headlined the event in Finsbury Park, North London, on Friday night – embarked on the speech during his 2010 hit Runaway, where he described himself as “shy” and “arrogant.” After having already received bad press for taking up a large portion of his set with the deep and meaningful monologue the night before, fans seemed unamused and proceeded to demand: “We want Drake.” (Express)
Things turned even uglier as fans decided to leave the event while Ye remained on stage.
Many angry fans started to shout “off, off, off” while others left the main stage altogether to catch their trains home. Taking to Twitter after the bizarre performance, one disappointed festival goer wrote: “‘#kanyewest has now been giving a sermon/speech for twenty minutes solid. Those poor Drake fans, this is NOT what they paid for. #wireless” While another added: “#kanyewest absolutely ruined my #wireless experience!!! Left early… You’re a t*** #wewantdrake.” (Express)
The day before, Mr. West unloaded a 20-minute rant mid-performance.
Wearing a bejewelled mask over his face, Kanye, 37, told the audience: ‘I’m not going to mention any names but… Nike, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Don’t discriminate against me ‘cos I’m a black man making music. ‘F**k saving face and what it’s supposed to mean, it’s about living my dream.’ And it would seem the move didn’t go down too well with the crowd, with audience members reportedly deserting the al fresco gig in droves. (Daily Mail UK)
Earlier in the week, rap star Drake issued an open statement about having to fall back on the three-day festival.
“To my beloved fans, it truly breaks my heart that I won’t be able to perform as planned at Wireless and Roskilde this weekend. I got sick a few days ago and although I am on my way to bouncing back, my doctors have made it clear that I am not physically fit to fly or deliver the performance my fans expect and deserve from me. I will be focused on resting for a quick recovery. I have the best fans in the world and I can’t wait to come back to make more incredible memories together.” (Statement)