Kanye West Lashes Out Over Bonnaroo Criticism
Well, we knew it was coming. Kanye West is lashing out at critics and bloggers that claimed that the producer/rapper was a bit of a disappointment at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Fans booed West when he took the stage two hours later than his scheduled appearance. West claimed the delay was not his fault and blamed it on his elaborate set that took hours to put together. But, in true Yeezy fashion, the rapper made sure to express his discontent with the discussions surrounding his performance.
"I am sick of negative people who just sit around trying [to] plot my downfall," West wrote in a recent blog entry. "I understand if people don't like me because I like me or if people think tight clothes look gay or people say I run my mouth to much, but this Bonnaroo thing is the worst insult I've ever had in my life. This is the most offended I've ever been... this is the maddest I ever will be."
West goes on to say that the organizers of the event were well aware of the amount of time it took to build his elaborate set. West breaks it down in his blog: "Bonnaroo should have released a statement in my defense but since they haven't let's break down the walls on this Truman Show and let you know what really occurred!!! For over a month we went back and forth on whether or not we could even fit my stage at the festival. One day they would say yes... we'd send them our specs then they they'd say OK ... then they would send specs back that didn't fit the stage. We were obviously dealing with fucking idiots who didn't really have the capacity to really put on this show properly."
According to the rap star, the angry fans throwing water on the stage and his race against sunrise resulted in his shortening his performance. Yeezy has a few valid points. He claims that he doesn't like to perform his show in the daytime because it takes away from the 'Glow in the Dark' effect. Also, he admits that he was cutting songs in order to perform 'Stronger,' which features a robotic light show, while it was still dark. In the end, the passionate, outspoken performer seems to be irate at the thought that people said he didn't give it "his all." Kanye, it's okay. We still love you, but those campers/festival heads are notorious for being a little demanding.