Kanye West performed at the Adult Swim pop-up shop announced today in NYC at the Roseland Ballroom and proceeded to unveil everything from new music to an innovative new set, but what's grabbing the headlines on the interwebs is a new rant stemming from his recent run-in with the paparazzi and his upcoming appearance on SNL this week. Video of the rant is above, and all of the words transcribed below (shouts to Miss Info).
“One thing about me. I’m the worst kinda, worst kinda, worst kinda celebrity…because all I do is make real music. All I do is sit in the studio and make real, real shit. and that’s it. That’s motherfucking it. That’s motherfucking it. So I don’t want nobody trying to run up on me with no cameras, trying to sell pictures and shit to magazines, asking me no dumbass questions. throwing me off of my focus and shit. Harassing you all motherfucking day. I ain’t no motherfucking celebrity…”
“[I had a friend ask me, ‘Are you gonna go on] SNL and you’re going to do like a skit about the paparazzi and shit and like humanize yourself?’ I ain’t here to apologize to no motherfuckers man. It ain’t about me humanizing myself. At what point did I become unhuman where I had to turn myself back? Or maybe i was demonized. Or maybe I was treated inhumane and not human in that kind of situation.
“I ain’t no motherfucking celebrity. I ain’t running for office. I ain’t kissing nobody’s motherfucking babies. I drop your baby and you sue me and shit. I’m trying to make some music that inspires people to be the best they can be. I don’t want nobody to ask NOTHING ELSE OF ME. Don’t ask nothing else of me.
Motherfuckers chasing you down ‘bout to make you crash and shit. And all they want is one nigga to laugh and shit. Hell nah I ain’t doing no motherfucking SNL skits, this my goddamn life. This ain’t no motherfucking joke. That’s it. Stop that shit right there.”
Like I also mentioned, he debuted some new material and all that has come out of it tonight is a few fan videos. An electronic mix kicks it off below (this sounds hot so far, and like the Hudson Mohawke preview from this past weekend), and a song called "Awesome" can be previewed below (I'm holding off on the latter as I want my first experience to be one of higher quality... I guess that makes me a premiere snob?!)
And thus begins what's sure to be an eventful week for Kanye West...
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