By Sidney Madden
During a show in London at the Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday, the always-outspoken Kanye West went on a mini-rant over his disapproval for both the Grammy Awards and Jay-Z’s hand in Justin Timberlake’s new pop single “Suit & Tie.”
After performing his verse of “Clique” (which he raps on with Hov), West thanked his audience then dove into a musically accompanied rant about how superficial the commercial rap game has become, saying “The Grammys can suck my d—.”
It comes as no surprise that ’Ye would denounce the award show since he has chosen not to attend for the past two years. A look back shows he was absent in 2012 (perhaps because he felt snubbed for not being nominated for “Album of the Year”) and again in 2013 when he opted for a trip to Brazil with pregnant girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, instead.
What did surprise people though, is what he rapped next.“Remind me again who’s the original super-fly? And I got love for Hov but I ain’t f—ing with that ‘Suit & Tie’,” he said to the cheering crowd. West, who’s known for his unapologetic opinions went on to gripe about money-hungry promoters, corporations, and even screamed, “I don’t give a f— what the president say,” before returning to the scheduled set list.
Guess it’s a good thing the president’s not really feeling him either.
What do you think of Kanye’s latest sound off?