Kanye West Hates Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake's "Suit and Tie," Disses Grammys, Music Business at London Concert [VIDEO]
Feb 24, 2013 03:12 PM EST
Kanye West was quite for too long—but all that emotion came out Saturday night at a show in London. In classic Kanye fashion, the rapper let loose for a while, dissing the Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake song, "Suit and Tie," and dismissed the Grammys, sponsors and music business as a whole.
"And I got love for Hov but I ain't f---ing with that 'Suit & Tie'," Ye' said over the G.O.O.D. Music track, "Clique."
That was just the beginning.
"I hate business people. People get on the phone with me and tell me, 'What kind of business can you do, though? What type of business are you doing? What's the numbers? How much did you sell? What's the radio spins? How much shampoo can you sell with your face on it and shit?'" he spit. "Remind me again why we in this shit. Can you remind me again why we in this shit? Since when [is] making music about getting rich? Since when [is] making art about getting rich?... Remind me again why we in this shit. Remind me again why the Grammys couldn't suck my dick."
West, who was notably absent from the Grammys this year and was spotted with pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian and Will Smith in Brazil the weekend of the awards show, actually won three Grammys—for Best Rap Performance, Rap Song (for "Ni--as in Paris," alongside Jay-Z) and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (for "No Church in the Wild," alongside Jay-Z, Frank Ocean and The-Dream).
Before he closed on a more uplifting, positive tone—"Love one another. The way you love your mother, man. The way you should love her"—he took a final jab at sponsorships. "Can I sell a drink for you please? So you can help me put on a better show. Please corporations. Can you please support me? I swear I'm a nice ni--a now. I swear I'll put the pink polo back on. I swear to you. Please. Just for three million dollars. I need it so bad. I need a new pool in my back yard. I tell my fans your shit is cool. And if they believe in me they should also believe in you. What's my public rating now? Are they liking me again? They forgot about the whole Beyonce thing, right? Okay cool."
Though he may be excited about the future with Kardashian and a child on the way, don't get Mr. West started on the music business.