Kanye West Rants About Taylor Swift in Leaked Tape

Yesterday, Gawker posted a secret tape of Kanye West ranting about how he was justified in interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. This was allegedly recorded at dinner after having left the show. He goes from talking about taking two months to write his verse for “Run This Town” and yelling about how his “mother died for this fame s**t!”

I’d rather just let the [inaudible] speak for itself. You know, it’s like, I was happy to be in a situation where people couldn’t say, oh, I was trying to promote my own song. For the times that I’ve, like, defended myself… [Tape break] I’m pushing the envelope! I wrote my fuckin’ ‘Run This Town’ verse for a fuckin’ month! When I heard Eminem’s verse on the Drake s**t, I went back and rewrote my s**t for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I fuckin’ care! You know what I’m saying? And that’s what I’m saying. Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyoncé! Because I wrote my verse in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyoncé. As long as I’m alive! And if I’m alive, kill me then! Kill me then! As long as I’m alive, you gon’ have to deal with it. ‘Cause there ain’t gonna be no more motherfucking Elvises with no James Browns.

[A female voice asks, “Why are you so angry? What’s the anger?”] Because my mother got arrested for the fuckin’ sit-ins. My mother died for this fame s**t! I moved to fuckin’ Hollywood chasing this s**t. My mother died because of this s**t. F**k MTV.

It ain’t no love. What the f**k was Pink performing? Don’t nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? How the f**k Pink perform two songs and I didn’t even get asked to perform “Heartless.” “Heartless” is the biggest song of the year! It had the most spins of the first quarter! I don’t know that Pink song! But I noticed that she’s pink! They put me in a fuckin’ room and [inaudible – maybe “projected it”].

[A male voice asks, “How the f**k did Eminem get the Best Hip-Hop song in 2008?”] Eminem won Best Video! Rap Video! Yo, when he won that s**t, I was so happy. I was so happy I [unclear – “ran all this s**t,” maybe]. I said, “N***a, I’m gon’ do this until y’all put a bullet in my head. I’m runnin’ up to y’all, put a…” [tape cuts].

Kanye West doesn’t know Pink’s music or anybody else’s music because his music is the only real music that matters and he should perform everything for all of eternity. “I’m not gonna be up there spinning around in a curtain and s**t! It took me two months. TWO MONTHS! To knit that curtain.”

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10 years ago

Good gods. The tool has no talent, no personality, nothing. Can’t even throw a good tantwum.

Makes me appreciate the days of Weird Al Yankovich. At least he was a decent songwriter and musician…