Kanye West, ‘Suit And Tie’ Diss: Rapper Rants About Song, Grammys & Sponsorships
Is another feud brewing?
While performing in London yesterday (Feb. 23) at Hammersmith Apollo, Kanye West voiced criticisms over a list of topics — ranging from the Grammys, sponsorships, and friend Jay-Z‘s song with Justin Timberlake “Suit And Tie.”
“And I got love for Hov but I ain’t fucking with that ‘Suit & Tie’,” Kanye said during his song “Clique” via Billboard.
Earlier this week, Justin and Jay-Z announced their “Legends of Summer” stadium tour, but looks like Kanye isn’t pleased with the artist Jay is working with. But JT wasn’t the only complaint that the rapper had, as Yeezy went off on the Grammys and sponsorships during his 10-minute rant.
“I hate business people,” he said. “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? … How much shampoo can you sell with your face on it and shit? Remind me again why we in this shit … Since when [is] making music about getting rich? Since when [is] making art about getting rich?”
Kanye (who won three Grammy Awards this year, but didn’t attend the show) then dissed the Grammys, saying, “Remind me again why we in this shit. Remind me again why the Grammys couldn’t suck my dick.”
The rant included a line about President Obama, when Kanye said, “I don’t give a fuck what the president got to say.”
Of sponsorships, Kanye said, “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 … Just for $3 million dollars. I need it so bad. I need a new pool in my backyard. 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? OK cool.”
He did end on a positive message, telling the crowd, “Love one another. The way you love your mother, man. The way you should love her.”