Kanye West’s Latest Rant: ‘People Look at Me Like I’m Hitler’
Rapper Kanye West went on a self-deprecating rant during the middle of his performance at the Big Chill Festival last Saturday night (Aug. 6) in England. During his tirade, the Chicago rhyme-spitter compared himself to Adolf Hitler as he complained about people's false impressions of him.
"I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I'm (expletive) insane, like I'm Hitler," he told the UK crowd. "One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I ever did."
West's paranoia was not well-received by the audience as they began to boo him. Unfazed by the crowd's jeers, Yeezy continued his diatribe defending the cannabalism and misogynistic imagery that were on display in his horror-themed video 'Monster.'
"Who saw the video before it got banned, before they took it down and before women's groups starting saying that a person that lost the most important woman in his life is now against women in some way?" asked Yeezy, referring to the 2007 death of his late mother Dr. Donda West.
As to what sparked West to start blabbering in the middle of his show is anyone's guess. Quite frankly, he has nothing to complain about. West's collaborative album with Jay-Z 'Watch the Throne' was just released on Aug. 8 without the project leaking onto the Internet -- that is a huge accomplishment. Furthermore, he's about to embark on a major US Tour with Hov in October. So what's the fuss, Gus?
Back at the music festival, West sounded off about his infamous MTV Video Music Awards show drama with Taylor Swift, saying that after the brouhaha some of his sponsorships were canceled. Boo-hoo, cry us a river Yeezy.
Luckily, for the audience, West concluded his tirade by performing a special tribute to Amy Winehouse, as he played snippets of the late singer's songs 'Back to Black' and 'Tears Dry On Their Own.' The rapper recalled meeting the "beautiful" Winehouse during Paris Fashion Week a few years ago and was enamored by her "amazing" presence.
But before he left the stage West had some more parting words for the rapt audience. "Thank you for protecting your artists that are still here," he told them. "This is for McQueen, for Amy, for Michael and for all the media, can you lighten up on all your artists that are still here?" he asked.
Yeah, sure, Yeezy and while you're at it, can you lighten up on your mid-show tirades? Thanks.