Secretly Taped Audio Of Kanye West Ranting After Taylor Swift VMA Incident Has Leaked
Remember that notorious moment when Kanye yanked the mic away from Taylor Swift on the 2009 MTV VMA stage back in 2009? Of course you do. Well, it seems as if Gawker has obtained exclusive audio of Kanye (or someone who sounds JUST like him) justifying his actions in audio that was secretly taped while Yeezy dined with friends after the award show back on September 13, 2009.
First of all, what "friends" secretly tape your conversation then "leak" the audio years later? That just sucks. Either way, the audio also allegedly features other musicians who shared the table with West at Corner Bistro in New York's West Village (who supposedly has the best cheeseburgers in town) though none of them are clearly identifiable.
West is heard ranting in typical Yeezy fashion, claiming that the reason he interrupted Taylor was because he wrote his verse to 'Run This Town' "in two days." He also ranted about not being asked to perform at the VMA ceremony over Pink, and that his mother "died for this fame sh*t"
Here is the full transcript of the NSFW audio found on Gawker's website.
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 f*ckin' 'Run This Town' verse for a f*ckin' month! When I heard Eminem's verse on the Drake sh*t, I went back and rewrote my shit for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I f*ckin' 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 motherf*cking 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 f*ckin' sit-ins. My mother died for this fame sh*t! I moved to f*ckin' Hollywood chasing this sh*t. My mother died because of this sh*t. F*ck MTV.
It ain't no love. What the f*ck was Pink performing? Don't nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? How the f*ck 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 f*ckin' room and [inaudible - maybe "projected it"].
[A male voice asks, "How the f*ck did Eminem get the Best Hip-Hop song in 2008?"] Eminem won Best Video! Rap Video! Yo, when he wont that sh*t, I was so happy. I was so happy I [unclear - "ran all this sh*t," maybe]. I said, "N*gga, 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].
It's clear to see that even though he was defending Beyonce with his actions, he was also harboring frustration for not being asked to perform - especially since Pink performed twice. He also admitted to getting bodied by Eminem on Drake's 'Forever,' to the point that he actually re-wrote his verse (and still got crushed by Em).
Before you re-up on your Kanye-hatred, it's worth mentioning that West has already apologized numerous times for his 2009 actions as recently as earlier this year in a New York Times interview. Even Taylor Swift sees the incident as water under the bridge, and made that clear when she humorously referenced Kanye earlier this week when she acknowledged her nominations for this year's VMAs.
Maybe MTV will have them present an award together at this year's show. #fingerscrossed