Kanye West aimed a strongly worded rant at Justin Timberlake and the Grammy awards during his Hammersmith Apollo show on Saturday (February 23rd).
Kanye West is in town. Even if you didn't manage to grab tickets for his stint at the Hammersmith Apollo, there's no escaping Yeezy's presence as he continues to dominate the headlines with his every utterance. Performing at the venue on Saturday night, fans were treated to a spectacular show which rippled through his back catalogue.
As ever, though, the emotional rap don indulged in a few lengthy rants... Speaking to the crowd, Kanye West indulged in a ten minute long speech which included a swipe at Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z - “I got love for Hov, but I ain’t fucking with that ‘Suit & Tie’".
Elsewhere, the rapper took aim at the Grammy awards ("Remind me again why the Grammys can suck my dick?") before opening up about his feelings towards the encroachment of large corporations on the music scene. Read that - rather lengthy - speech below.
"And every motherfucking sponsorship. They trying to put their logos on every concert and shit. For the meet and greet, you gotta meet the execs and their daughters. And they’ll show you what they just bought her..."
"So, you gonna help me put on a better show, corporations? Can you please support me? Please? Me, Kanye West. I swear I’m a nice leader now. I swear I’ll put the pink polo back on. I swear to you. Please. Just for $3 million. I need it so bad. I need a pool in my backyard! So I’ll tell all my fans your shit is cool. And if they believe in me, then they’ll also believe in you. ‘Did we get the check yet? I gotta call the business manager. Did the corporations send the check? What is my public rating? Are people liking me again? Enough to get some money from the corporations? They forgot about the whole Beyoncé thing, right? Cool. Is it OK now?'"
Watch a video of the rant below.