Watch: Kanye West defends Drake, slams Apple CEO Tim Cook and the Grammys during epic 20-minute rant in New Jersey

on February 16, 2014, 11:59am

Photo by Joshua Mellin

Kanye West had a lot on his mind when he took the stage in Newark, NJ on Saturday Night. Over the course of 20 minutes, Kanye’s latest stream of conscious touched on a variety of topics, including Drake’s recent comments to Rolling Stone about the lyrical content of Yeezus, the media in general, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and this year’s Grammy Awards.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Drake is quoted as saying, “There were some real questionable bars on [Yeezus]. Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Fabolous wouldn’t say some shit like that.” Drake has disputed he even made the comments, writing on Twitter, “I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone.”

From Kanye’s perspective, the blame falls squarely on Rolling Stone: “Let me tell you what it is about magazines: they always be trying to pit niggas against each other,” Kanye told the Newark audience. “That ain’t going down anymore. We love Drake.” He added, “If anything, we are going to go after those motherfuckers and their negativity, because before they print shit like that, they need to check with me and him to see if it’s OK before they get ran up in their motherfuckin office. It only cost 250 to beat your ass.”

Kanye then segued into the media’s portrayal of hip-hop in general. “They’ll try to write you out the history of books… When they say rapper, they’re picturing an interchangeable nigga with gold chains and a red leather jacket, not somebody who was raised by two educators. They say ‘the ‘rapper’ Kanye West, they’re not saying that to say it’s the person who designed ‘this shit’. They’re not saying that to say this is the person who gave you 10 years.”

So every media outlet, I don’t care who you are. Don’t play yourself. Respect as such. SNL, all you writers, Lorne Michaels, respect it as such. Because when we’re standing face to face, you know who you’re talking at. You know you see me as a genuine creator of 2014. You know you’re looking in the face of Miles Davis, you know you’re looking in the face of Lauryn Hill, you know you’re looking in the face of  Pac, you know you’re looking in the face of  Biggie, you know you’re looking in the face of Prince, you know you’re looking in the face of every genuine creator. This ain’t no spoof, so play this shit at your motherfucking meetings when you write your jokes, play this shit back when you’re writing your headlines for the tabloids. Then go to your little guitar and play that little song that almost made it, then play ‘Jesus Walks’.

Kanye also had some choices words for Apple CEO Tim Cook, supposedly over a festival he was asked to perform at. Kanye sang/said,  “Hey, Tim Cook, the Head of Apple, stop trying to get performers to play your festivals for free. You are rich as fuck. Quit trying to act like you’re so dumb.”

Lastly, Kanye finally chimed in on the 2014 Grammys. He called his two nominations “disrespectful… That’s like giving the waiter a two dollar tip.” And while he wasn’t as critical of Macklemore as Drake, Kanye still took a not-so-subtle swipe at the “Same Love” rapper. “Macklemore knows what it is. He knows what it is, he made some good music, he’s a good kid, but you all know what it is.”

Watch the full 20-minute stream of conscious below.


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February 18, 2014 at 5:13 am

There is something mentally wrong with him. He rants non-stop and it’s all bullshit. Babbling that means nothing.

T. Fergusen
February 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm

They should think about changing the name of this site to “Consequence of Kanye.” I’m tired of reading about this talent-less douche.

concerned louisvillian
February 17, 2014 at 10:21 am

i love how all the kANTARDS are posting anonymous.. this guy is a moron who is following ray j in rotten pussy… nuff said

February 17, 2014 at 1:02 am

So the Apple Executive can’t ask people to perform for free, but Kanye can beg billionaires to invest in his clothing line while he himself has millions of dollars to start up?

This is why I cannot take him seriously.

February 16, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Kanye is honest. People can’t handle honesty.

August 15, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Honesty by itself is meaningless without taking into consideration what is expressed and how it is expressed. So to all those who blindly admire Mr. West, to those supposedly professional outlets highly rating Mr. West’s music while looking away from the obvious, no matter how appealing or consciously anti-appealing the sound in his music may seem, it will, regardless of ethnicity, never justify the inhuman, chauvinist and populist aspects of a supposed “artist” who sells lines such as “we get this bitch shaking like Parkinsons”, “black dick all in your spouse again”, “no sports bra, let’s keep it bouncing” and “I got her back in and put my dick in her mouth” to either the mindless, the numb or a variation thereof.

February 16, 2014 at 5:48 pm

we love kanye he hides nothing

February 16, 2014 at 5:08 pm

fuck this guy

February 16, 2014 at 4:59 pm

kanye i love you..

February 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm

“every Gemini* creator”

February 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Douche he is …!!!


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