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.