Kanye West lashes out at Obama, others during mid-concert tirade

The audience at a London concert last Saturday night was treated to an unexpected surprise by Kanye West when the headliner started attacking President Barack Obama, Justin Timberlake and corporate record labels during a mid-concert tirade.

“I don’t give a f*** what the president’s got to say,” West told the audience. President Obama, a fellow Chicagoan, had called the multiplatinum rapper a “jackass” during an interview in the Atlantic last year and also after West sabotaged fellow musician Taylor Swift’s 2009 Video Music Awards acceptance speech.

West referenced this infamous moment in awards ceremony history during his rant, telling the audience “And everybody thought I was so crazy. Am I the only one who is not crazy?”

The expectant father also took potshots at corporate record labels, commenting “Since when was making art about getting rich?” Ironically, West’s reported net worth is approximately $90 million.

He also took this time to attack Justin Timberlake’s new single with Jay-Z. “I’ve got love for Hov but I ain’t f–king with that ‘Suit & Tie’,” he said of JT’s song. Maybe West is a little jealous that Obama reportedly prefers Jay-Z over Kanye.

This isn’t the first time West has attacked an American president in one of his concerts. West attacked then-president George W. Bush for his response to Hurricane Katrina back in 2005, exclaiming that Bush “doesn’t care about black people” during a benefit concert for the victims of the superstorm.

At least now we can say there is one Hollywood resident who isn’t a fan of Obama.

Comments

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  1. Tim says:

    I don’t really care what Kanye has to say but this is hilarious!!! The fact that they referenced Taylor Swift as a “Fellow musician.” I get what you’re trying to say, Laura but Kanye isn’t a musician, an artist perhaps but no musical talent… have you heard when he tries to play the Tenori-on durig one of his live performances? keep in mind that a Tenori-on is basically an iPad that plays repeats and samples pretty much on its own by pressing a series of buttons. My four year old is awesome at it and makes songs that are leaps and bounds more audiably pleasurable than the garbage that Kanye creates on his auto-tuned noise box. He needs to stick to rapping because that’s what he is good at. He should leave the politics and music production alone and leave that those who are more qualified.

    1. Dude you know nothing about music nor the production of music as your vindictive comments purvey… Sad case smh

    2. KANYESUX says:

      KANYE WEST STYLE CAPS HERE, FOLKS. HE IS 100% RACIST.

      KANYE HATES WHITE PEOPLE.

      HE IS AS DISRESPECTFUL AND GHETTO AS THEY GET, NOTHING NEW.

  2. Really says:

    What power this guy has, an excellent business tycoon with a fresh mind filled with oppressed desires. Image what he could do for foreign affairs, wondering. PeaceAll.

  3. cj says:

    Tim u cant no nothing about music production. Jay z didnt come into full form as a musician until he used yeezy music. You need to check out his concert in chicago.d town

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