Aw, man! And here we were, all worried that Kanye West's impending fatherhood had neutered his notorious, volatile outbursts!
Luckily, the rapper put all of those fears to rest last night during his concert last night at the Hammersmith Apollo in London in pretty much the most scathing, HIGHlarious and surprisingly astute way ever!
Following his performance of Clique, Yeezy descended into a frenetic, somewhat theatrical freestyle rant that, if it's possible to draw an over-arching message or theme, questioned the authenticity and morality of the entertainment industry, all the while lashing out at the creative and personal sacrifices that must be made in today's big-business-centric culture to ensure corporate backing and marketability as an artist!
Seems a little strange for this to come from someone who's expecting a baby girl with a woman who has essentially branded and sold her entire existence to America, but he even acknowledges that himself, when he says:
"Since when was making art about getting rich? And I know it's easy for me to say this. Having money's not everything, not having it is."
Of course, even a philosophizing Yeezy can't stop himself from causing a bit of controversy during even the most existential of crises, and not only managed to tell the Grammys to suck his d-ck, but throw some SERIOUS shade at Justin Timberlake and his Watch The Throne collaborator Jay-Z by saying what the world is collectively thinking:
"I got love for Hov, but I ain't f-ckin' with that 'Suit & Tie.'"
Ch-ch-check the entire, ten-minute extravaganza (above)!
There's even a reference to the Taylor Swift/Beyonce debacle in there, too! He REALLY lets it all out!
And this is why we LOVE Kanye!
He's inappropriate, brash, and sometimes out of line…but does he ever NOT speak the truth?
Even if it's just HIS truth! But that, at the end of the day, is what makes an artist truly special!
Not going to lie, though!
It's going to be VERY interesting to hear if/how this affects his working relationship with Jay!