Kanye West Rants About Music Industry, ‘Suit & Tie’ at London Show

Kanye West

Kanye West may be overjoyed about becoming a father, but he’s still the same ol’ Yeezy. The G.O.O.D. Music chief delivered another fiery freestyle against the music business during his show at Hammersmith Apollo in London on Saturday night. The outspoken rapper had some choice words for the Grammys and dismissed Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z’s single “Suit & Tie.”

“Remind me again why we’re in this shit/ Remind me again why the Grammys could suck my dick,” rapped ‘Ye, who just won three more Grammys earlier this month.

No one was safe. “Remind me again who’s the original Super Fly/ And I got love for Hov, but I ain’t fuckin’ with that ‘Suit & Tie,’” he continued, referring to Justin Timberlake’s collaboration with Jay-Z.

His rhymes got more intense as he went on. “They say yo, you coming on too strong in this shit/ They always talking about I’m doing wrong in this shit/ Well I could give a f**k about anything/ I lost my motherfu**ing mama,” screamed ‘Ye. “I could give a f**k about your comments, I promise/ ‘Cause we all gon’ die one day, but I’ma live my life my way.”

He also addressed his polarizing position in the music industry and having to pander to corporate sponsors. “Did the corporations send a check yet?/ What is my public rating right now?/ Are people liking me again, enough to get some money from the corporations?/ Are they liking me?/ They forgot about the whole Beyoncé thing right, ok, cool?”

Watch Kanye blow off steam in his latest rant.



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94 Comments

  1. ya bish

    poor yeezy… lost in the world but GOAT

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    Keep It Real Reply:

    @ya bish, Glad I’m not his child, feel bad for the baby. It’s got two terrible role models as parents.

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    ,. Reply:

    @ya bish, well yeezy can sh!t on the grammies as much as he wants the dude already won what…16-17 of them,so it don’t matter to him i guess if he never wins another one,i agree with him though the grammies f-ck over alot of people.

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    Wonderzz Reply:

    21 grammys

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  2. ya bish

    first too haha

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  3. A RihYoncé Stan

    completely unnecessary.. I hope he grows up before this baby comes.

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  4. coco

    I thought with the baby along the way he might have matured… Why is he attacking the Grammy’s when he as 21?! Yeah fair enough he hasn’t got AOTY but still. Appreciate what you have and be grown. I wonder if that hova/suit & tie reference is from a place of jealousy, since JT and Jay are going on tour now.

    Hmm o well. He needs to cut this out before Kim leaves him, because we all know she has zero tolerence for immaturity (Kris Humphries)

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    TIFFANY Reply:

    @coco, gurl please, she does what she’s told, ye is the one giving orders

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    Ursula Reply:

    @coco, I’m sorry but WTT & WTT Tour >>>> Suit N Tie & JT tour. there’s really nothing to be jealous of.

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  5. CBE

    This is all on World star hip hop…

    People still say there aren’t people at the top controlling things, secret society doesnt only control music but just about everything in the US and anyone who cant figure that out by now is just dumb,useless…sorry had to be said, this rant has so many clues and truth in it BUT kanye is a hothead :)

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    Chris Reply:

    @CBE, This is why it is a good idea to NEVER listen to the radio or watch award shows etc. They are brainwashing people into buying certain music/artists but some are just too blind to see it. If you want to hear great music you have to go out and find it, don’t expect ‘the man’ to show it to you. I pray that people will one day wake up.

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    CBE Reply:

    @Chris, Exactly

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    Monkeyman Reply:

    @Chris, I cosign 1000000%

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    BreezyLover Reply:

    @CBE,
    YOU ARE SO SO SOOO RIGHT! There are people controlling! I wish more people would think like you!

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    channelPink Reply:

    @CBE, Yeah Kanye really said a lot. Especially when he mentioned his mother. “I lost my motherfu**ing mama,” “I could give a f**k about your comments, I promise/ ‘Cause we all gon’ die one day, but I’ma live my life my way.”

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  6. Miszi

    What up with the suit & tie shade? It’s a great song.

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    X Reply:

    @Miszi, No it’s not. Mirror is way better

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    Sharlyn Reply:

    @X, Thank you. “Suit & Tie” is not that great. People are only hype because of Justin’s comeback. But “Mirror” … Yes. Perfect.

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    Morgan Reply:

    @Sharlyn, “Suit and Tie” is a good song for a wedding reception lol. It’s not his best, but I enjoyed the song. Mediocre at best but not terrible.

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    Miszi Reply:

    @X, I agree, Mirror is perfect. However Suit & Tie was still decent in my opinion.

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    miles Reply:

    @Miszi, its good but nothing special about it tbh

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  7. Alecia

    Kanye is gonna be Kanye….nothing is going to change him what he’s saying he needs to get off his chest…People can make all the comments they want but until they walk a day in his shoes they have no idea…..So plz don’t judge him…from an old friend…

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  8. REAL

    this is music…isnt this a good way to rant instead of violence and dont we all rant through music.

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  9. wudup

    I know he’s going to take heat for this cause it’s Kanye but c’mon… You can’t tell me that the industry and the world in general hasn’t turned into one big money hungry place. These days when you say you like an artist, it’s always “Oh they’re a flop” or “they can’t sell”, but that’s not why you like an artist. It should never be about the numbers, it should be about the artistry itself. If your fav didn’t sell as much you wouldn’t like them any less. It’s just that some people aren’t coming off as likable, and they can’t get the popularity. Just a whole bunch of nonsense.

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    CBE Reply:

    @wudup, hence why I like CB regardless of the bullshit people say…I did rather listen to substance, they say he sings about money,sex but if u listen to his albums,mixtapes u hear meaningful songs thats why they hardly go mainstream or chart in top 5 on the BBhot100 anymore.

    instead you hear: Call me maybe?
    Harlem shake?
    Gangnam style?
    We are never getting back together?etc etc

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    Monkeyman Reply:

    @CBE, I agee. People that hate on CB dont know anything about his music. Same as Ye. They only know them for their mistakes not the art.

    Thats why I respect both Ye and CB.

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    vmili Reply:

    @wudup, TRUTH (preach)

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    Stoner_Guy Reply:

    @wudup, well said!!

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  10. REAL

    youll know kanye is a great artist and at the same damn time youll havent figure out kanye is a little coo co for coco puffs.

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  11. Angieb2b

    He just mad because there is now more competition with music. Billboard has included YouTube in their category. There are no longer monopoly music for these big stars anymore. We can finally get a variety of music. #harlemshake

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  12. Pereezy,YMCMB MMG. Good Kush & Alcohol

    Ohh!! Yeezy, WTF is wrong with you???

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  13. the truth

    yo sum1 please hang this ni*ga! he’s just a dumb monkeey

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    bunch of sh*t Reply:

    @the truth, yeah we’ll hang him right after we get done hanging you an your trashy, inbreeding family.

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    the truth Reply:

    @bunch of sh*t, hahah mad? u di*k ridin faggg
    I keep my ballls on yo mama’s chin

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    the truth Reply:

    @bunch of sh*t, i heard yo paps never got off the tree, he only eats bananas, that monkey

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    CBE Reply:

    @the truth, You two got jokes LOOOOL!!!

    keep going…

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    Paula Reply:

    @CBE, It sounds to me like “the truth” is a racist. Not surprised, they’re everywhere these days.

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  14. Kyle

    What does he have against the Grammy’s? He just won 3 of them two weeks ago!

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    Blank101 Reply:

    @Kyle, because they are always in the same hip hop catergory… never the general catergories.. its bullshit..

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  15. Rich

    Mad ego trip! He’s butt hurt that jay doing stadium tour with JT not him! Why he’s tripin about the Grammys when he has so many anyway! He’s a great artist but an egotistical douche

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    Ursula Reply:

    @Rich, But why would he be mad about him and Jt touring together? Kanye and Jay’s WTT Tour was one of the highest grossing tours of the last two years and they went all over the globe. JT and Jay are only doing a little summer promo thing, primarily to help JT’s career. jay really doesn’t have anything to promote.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Ursula, kanye has wanted to work w/ justin for a long, long time now. so being the egotistical ass that he is, he is no doubt jealous that jay z worked w/ justin & not him. there were only 2 features recorded for the 20/20 album, one w/ jay & the other w/ bey. yes, wtt was a major tour & one of the best selling but there is a vast difference between arena tours & stadium tours. i noticed above some people were talking about artistry & “people” controllng the music industry. there has always vast & different genres of music out there but you as the listener have to go out & discover it w/ an open mind. the fact is, kanye is a 36 year old man who should be in a diaper w/ a handler present @ all times. you can’t act like an asshole & throw up your mother’s passing as your excuse for doing so. if you need to mourn, take a sabatical from the game for awhile. #youretoooldtoactsonew

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    Ursula Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, That all may be true but again I don’t think Kanye is jealous. Yeah, he can be a brat but a lot of times he is telling the truth when he goes on those rants. It may not be in the best, most intelligent way but he still speaks his mind and I respect him for that. Kanye is a far bigger star than JT and on average sells more and gets bigger gigs.. so I have a hard time believing that his comment is motivated by jealousy of not being able to work with him. if you read it in a diff context.. it sorta sounds like wordplay rather than a diss but this JT comeback feels sudden & forced and i’m not a JT fan anyway.. and never have been.. so i’m biased.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Ursula, i don’t disagree and that’s fine, you like who you like. but i can remember when futuresexlovesounds dropped, kanye was one of the first artists to comment on it saying that jt & timbaland made a game changing album for the world of pop. he even went onto to compare himself & jt as the “modern day mj & prince”. i went to see jt in concert for the futuresex album in la & that night his special guest was kanye & the two of them performed stronger. it was amazing to see the two of them on stage together. and you’re right, kanye makes valid points however he must know that alot of people don’t take him seriously when he goes about it this way. even the president has called this guy an ass.

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    Rich Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, I totally agree! I feel Kanye makes sick music but as a human hes not very humble can seem to arrogant and makes unnecessary comments! And why does he always bring up about he’s mother’s death many people in the world have their parents pass away early and do they rant about it!Its just childish on his part! Maybe it was word play for suit&tie meaning he hates business people like he said or for Jay Z selling Roc nations catalog to Warner music or he generally didn’t feel Jt comeback single wasn’t good enough either way he should be more respectful for other artists and the Grammy industry who won a grammy!I’m a JT fan so maybe i’m slightly biased too but I do like kanye music as well. As of suit&tie i think its good song with a cool, jazzy motown vibe but fans and people just wasnt expecting that from him so we were all taken by surprise and maybe now the music industry is not ready for music like that its too filtered with generic electro pop however Mirrors is a fantastic tune and im sure the album will be dope too! I would love to see a kanye and Jt Collaboration one day!

  16. Ursula

    For once somebody tells the truth and keeps it real!! JT is wack and I’m glad Kanye called Jay out for entertaining Jt and his pointless return 2 music.

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  17. Deidre

    Okay, it’s Sunday so I’m gonna hold my tongue on what I REALLY want to say. After all, the Lord watches over babies and fools. Kanye is both.

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  18. Oh

    This just goes to show that the Grammy’s team are dicksuckers… Kanye doesnt show up to you fucking show… disses you.. and still wins THREE Grammy’s how fucking AWESOME

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  19. Sebastian

    Ungrateful son of a bitch. Does he know how many artists, particularly black artists, have worked their asses off and never received a Grammy?! be GRATEFUL. Everything can’t go your way! And contrary to popular belief, we have not “overcome” in this country as much as we would like to believe!!!!

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    Monkeyman Reply:

    @Sebastian, Do your research and find out why Kanye is bashing the grammy’s. This crazy act of Kanye is actually good. It paves the way for other ‘real’ black artist to get a chance of winning a grammy based on their art and not record sales or popularity.

    Kanye is talking truth. Let him say the truth and you’ll see how the grammy’s will start changing things. For example why has NAS never one a grammy? Cos Drake’s album was not better than Nas’s. Nas had more emotional and meaningful content. It was a better ‘Hiphop’ album.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Monkeyman, kanye is selfish & his rant wasn’t to “save the artistry of music”, it’s because he feels slighted. he’s a brat & an asshole who needs to grow up & get it together. just because everything in your life doesn’t go your way doesn’t give you a free pass to act & lash out. is he a musical genius? yes however when he behaves like this he demonizes himself & turns people off from him & his work.

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    yeesus Reply:

    @Monkeyman, cosign 10000s

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  20. Jstamir

    Timbaland is much smarter producer than he is . He should shut up. a celeb & musician appreciated like em should stop acting like a 17 year old Fk grow up

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  21. Leggo

    Out of all the horrible music out such as that pop crap by nicki and flo Rida he disses suit and tie?

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  22. Dante J

    i guess kanye mad they gave his front row seats next to Beyonce & Jay to JT & Jessica Biel at the Grammys.

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    yeesus Reply:

    @Dante J, kanye abandoned the grammys two yrs in a roll he dont give a shiit abt em

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    Jstamir Reply:

    @yeesus, yea right . don give e F .. Fuck off

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  23. Ursula

    Why is it that every time Kanye makes a controversial statement people think he’s automatically hating? Then when all these others artists are constantly being fake and producing garbage records people want to get mad. Kanye produces good shit and always speaks his mind and keeps it real but people still have something to say. the man is a genius.

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  24. -QUEEN-

    he said ” can I sell your drink for you, so you can you help me put on a better show……” LMAO

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  25. DiamondGirl

    I’m actually concerned? Kanye must be going thru some major things. Even Questioning why he is making art for pure Capitalism. Easy to say since he’s made many millions. Perhaps he’s regretting knocking up Kim Kardashian. Who is famous for absolutely nothing except a sex tape smh.

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  26. BEDSTUYFLY

    BITCH ASS.
    SORRY, I LOVE KANYES MUSIC, BUT I’VE NEVER SEEN A MALE ARTIST BITCH AND COMPLAIN AS MUCH AS HE HAS. I MEAN DAMN, YOU HAVE 17 GRAMMYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT ARE YOU MAD FOR?
    BITCH ASS NIGGA.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, dead @ the “bitch ass.” (period)

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    not a believer Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, i think you missed the whole point. you will awaken one day.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @not a believer, no, you will awaken one day! kanye is raging against the VERY machine that he for so many years not only supported but helped to build. this is the same kanye that appears on episodes of the kartrashian shows correct? his baby’s mama is the epitome of corporate greed & degredation. a person that has all he has & accomplished all he has is in a position to not only be label head or owner but also a distribution owner then he wouldn’t feel like his hand was being forced regarding his music, image, etc. so if he wants to throw a temper tantrum maybe he should look in the mirror & start there. #foolishisasfoolishdoes

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  27. whitechocolate

    Anybody just think this is for attention?

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  28. ronniecaseiro@AHOO.C[email protected]

    omg he is such a bitch doesnt he realize people are sick and tired of him bitching all the time, no ones cares stop being a drama queen and stop the hining kayne you mke your self look really really bad

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  29. [email protected]

    WHINING*

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  30. Jay-Me

    I’m not actually sure that’s what Kanye meant with regards to the song. I think he was being clever. He goes on about the corporates before that. I think it was word play. As in he aint a business man; aint running around in a suit and tie. That’s what it sounded like to me having heard it in context.

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    Dots Reply:

    @Jay-Me, yeah I can see that too, since he be on his Mask & Kilt shit lol.

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    Jay-Me Reply:

    @Dots, Lmao I smell a Remix

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    Gyaz Reply:

    @Jay-Me,

    I agree, thanks for sharing your insight.

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  31. Fucjay

    WIth out kanye, jay z would be nowhere! Jay-z brought kanye but ye has done more for hov.

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    anonymous Reply:

    @Fucjay, your stupid. Jay won a grammy, and went platinum before kanye signed to roc-a-fella. kanye is very talented, but where would he be if….

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    Africaye Reply:

    @anonymous,Kanye have more Grammys than jay z. 21 ye 17 hov. Here where it gets interesting 11 of jay z Grammys came from kanyes work. Yes you are right jay sold millions and won a Grammy before ye. The point is jay z wouldn’t have a carrier 2013 in rap with out kanye.

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  32. Fucjay

    If kanye and jay z ever have a beef, kanye would destroy him! Kanye feat the game will do it! Fuck that old ass nigga, he is a traitor. He did the same shit to dam

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  33. Knowledge

    if you watch all the rant you will see he is talking about a bunch of stupid people like you who think he is crazy. hes not he lashing out against the illuminati controlled (media, music, movie industry) if you watch the other videos you will clearly hear that he is pissed off about the media feeding bs to the public and promoting genocide and meaningless killings. he talking about he hates the industry because music should never be about money and thats all the make it about. its not a true art its what makes the biggest money like niki minaj has no place in the industry neither does tyga but they are there because they bring in more money. kanye is jut fine and smarter then most you all should open your eyes and listen to what he is trying to tell you. some are jsut not smart enough to pick that up though. hence why he says he dont care what people say cuzz people don’t think.

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    Bueton Reply:

    I was at the show, and have been a massive fan for a long time, and I agree with Knowledge above. People need to listen to what he’s saying. He’s mad at the grammy’s because he’s never been nominated against a white person, and because 4 years ago they asked him to open the show, but then dumped him for gaga because it would bring in more money. He has always said that as long as the people who buy tickets for the shows have a good time, that’s all he cares about, not the money. He cares so much for the music, that’s why he takes his time, and puts so much effort into his music and stage shows.

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    not a believer Reply:

    @Knowledge, I agree 100% i feel like this freestyle and screaming was beautiful..

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    FFT Reply:

    @Knowledge, I just think it’s incredibly, disgustingly ironic and hypocritical that he has the gall to complain when he’s name-dropped so much and has so much money and success while the majority of his fans are likely part of the 99%. I can’t be bothered to try to identify with someone who gets a ridiculous amount of awards but complains because they weren’t the particular ones he wanted. His words are doubly hollow when he’s impregnated the biggest opportunist/attention-whore in America.

    I’m sorry, what was he saying again? Because all I got was entitled whining. He spits in the faces of his fans by being so utterly absurd in every ways and the fans just smile, take it, and praise him for doing it. Amazing.

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    FFT Reply:

    @FFT, *every WAY

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  34. Hugh

    Why’s he hate the Grammy’s? He’s pretty much swept the rap awards the last 2 years.

    Sure he hasn’t won Record, Song or Album of the year, but neither has Jay or Em. Only Outkast and Lauren.

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    yeesus Reply:

    @Hugh, u crazy won in black categories u jux dont think.if u ever got to live in kanyes shoes fr a min u will die bfore take em off.

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  35. Righteous

    Have none of you heard of cocaine?

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    Rich Reply:

    @Righteous, hahahaha kanye def on it!

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  36. GSTAR

    kanye is a douche. he cant even step to an asian tour…. cuz he cant make more money and all that isshhhh! poor fella superficial world it is.

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  38. yeesus

    ppeople dont get it kanye isnt just an artist, hes a movement.noo 1 in the music industry has jad the impact this guy has in the last decade.yet the media bash him fr being real n tellin the truth.he said it bfore that the media killed MJ n den sang praises abt him wen he died.kanye def goin down in history as not only the GOAT ba a movement for equality in the music industry.

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  39. Ice

    But Suit & Tie is hot though, I thought Kanye had good taste. Even if he doesn’t like it, did he really have to say that about his “big brother”? Disrespect just for hype isn’t worth it though.

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  40. AudeeO

    This ish is funny

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  41. queenbee

    as i see it he is tired of being told what to do i love Kanye as he said people always telling him what to do and shit people listen and shut up yall act like yall dont go thru shit he lost his mom shit if i lost my mom i would be crazy too so have a sit and him being mad at Jay??? for what Jay not the best rapper

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @queenbee, jay may not be the best in your opinion but he is ONE of the best. loosing his mother does not give him an excuse for being an asshole. and it’s not like he was a child when she passed, he was like 28-29. but if he needs time to grieve then she should take a break indefinitely until he handles his issues. i hope kim realizes she will only be his baby’s motha’ because kanye is far too immature to be someone’s husband & to ever put anyone before himself. #thisbitchdonelostit

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  42. frosty D.

    he is having a child with one of the Kardashians!!!!! He even made a music video with Kim Kardashian!!!! He is so hypocritical!!!

    Maybe he should change his own corporate lifestyle first, before he starts critizing anybody in the music industry!!!

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  43. not a believer

    he is free to express himself the way he wants, that freestyle was dope. he has every right to go on stage and pour the shit out on stage. what does this has to do with growing up? obviously he has something on his mind…

    only these idiots will sit here and say he is crazy? wtf? you just so stupid that you dont get it

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  44. FFT

    It’s truly a sign of the times that this complete clown could actually have anyone behind him. He’s a total embarrassment, and not worthy of the privilege he enjoys (but spurns).

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