This ^^ is a photo of Kanye West performing at the Verizon festival in London over the weekend. He stepped in at the last minute, replacing Drake who apparently is pretty sick and his doctor ordered him to cancel all of his appearances. So the Yeezus tour came to London. And I’m sorry, English crumpets. As an American, I’ve gotten used to Yeezington’s rants and ravings and his general nutburger vibe. I’ve not only gotten used to, I kind of enjoy it. Kanye has lots of opinions about lots of different things, and while he’s not always wrong, he tends to rub everyone the wrong way because he’s such an egotistical monster, a hypocrite and a label-whore. Throughout his US tour, Kanye has been taking “time outs” during the stage show to go off on 20-minute-long rants about… shoes, the art of genius, and how great he is. And he brought that flavor to the Verizon festival. And the English people were NOT having it.
Kanye West was booed by festival-goers on Friday night after he launched into an extraordinary ’20-minute rant’ in the middle of his Wireless set. The Yeezus rapper caused confusion when he paused his performance at the London music event, held at Finsbury Park, to preach to the crowd about discrimination within the fashion industry.
Wearing a bejewelled mask over his face, Kanye, 37, told the audience: ‘I’m not going to mention any names but… Nike, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Don’t discriminate against me ‘cos I’m a black man making music. F**k saving face and what it’s supposed to mean, it’s about living my dream.’
And it would seem the move didn’t go down too well with the crowd, with audience members reportedly deserting the al fresco gig in droves. One festival-goer told MailOnline: ‘He was laying into the ‘machine’ and ranting about the public’s perception of him. Hundreds of people left the park early because they were so bored of his long rant. There was serious booing towards the end of the speech, as people got so fed up and just wanted to hear him perform.’
Not only did they boo him, some of them were shouting “we want Drake!” Pissy English people were ranting about it on Twitter too. “Sanctimonious prat” was used often. The c-word was dropped. It’s all pretty much on point. I’m including one Vine of the booing, plus video of the whole performance of “Runaway” with most of the rant. Classic Yeezington. What sucks is that “Runaway” is one of his best songs and he just f—ks it up so he can rant about stupid BS.
Photos courtesy of WENN.
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Kanye West went on a lengthy Yeezus-style rant in London & everybody booed