Kanye West: Still bitter about Taylor Swift?

Kanye West

I’m sure this must come as a shock to you but Kanye West, a man who proclaimed himself Yeezus and released a video featuring a giant-dicked CGI version of himself dancing like taser-victim, might still have some latent emotional issues. According to a tape obtained by Gawker, someone purported to be Kanye went on a rant over dinner about how Taylor Swift can never beat Beyoncé as long as he’s alive, how his mother died because of fame, and how Pink is pink. So yeah, that makes sense.

I’d rather just let the [inaudible] speak for itself. You know, it’s like, I was happy to be in a situation where people couldn’t say, oh, I was trying to promote my own song. For the times that I’ve, like, defended myself… [Tape break] I’m pushing the envelope! I wrote my fuckin’ ‘Run This Town’ verse for a fuckin’ month! When I heard Eminem’s verse on the Drake shit, I went back and rewrote my shit for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I fuckin’ care! You know what I’m saying? And that’s what I’m saying. Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyoncé! Because I wrote my verse in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyoncé. As long as I’m alive! And if I’m alive, kill me then! Kill me then! As long as I’m alive, you gon’ have to deal with it. ‘Cause there ain’t gonna be no more motherfucking Elvises with no James Browns.

[A female voice asks, "Why are you so angry? What's the anger?"] Because my mother got arrested for the fuckin’ sit-ins. My mother died for this fame shit! I moved to fuckin’ Hollywood chasing this shit. My mother died because of this shit. Fuck MTV.

It ain’t no love. What the fuck was Pink performing? Don’t nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? How the fuck Pink perform two songs and I didn’t even get asked to perform “Heartless.” “Heartless” is the biggest song of the year! It had the most spins of the first quarter! I don’t know that Pink song! But I know that she’s pink! They put me in a fuckin’ room and [inaudible - maybe "projected it"].

[A male voice asks, "How the fuck did Eminem get the Best Hip-Hop song in 2008?"] Eminem won Best Video! Rap Video! Yo, when he wont that shit, I was so happy. I was so happy I [unclear - "ran all this shit," maybe]. I said, “Nigga, I’m gon’ do this until y’all put a bullet in my head. I’m runnin’ up to y’all, put a…” [tape cuts].

I’m not sure what that means, but if I had to guess? Nothing. This is word salad.

To paraphrase Willam, this one needs to be studied because it’s almost pathological the sh!t that Kanye will say. I get that he’s an artist. I get that he makes good music. I get that he’s opinionated. But his behaviour is concerning. I’m not sure if it’s him saying it, but the guy clearly has a severely dependent and self-harming relationship with fame. Attention is as addictive as any other drug out there, and there are a lot of people out there who will do anything to get it.

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