Kanye West showered with boos following 20-minute rant in London

on July 05, 2014, 2:12am

Photo by Ben Kaye

This weekend, Kanye West headlines not one, but two nights of the UK-based Wireless Festival, filling in as a last-minute replacement for Drake, who canceled due to illness. However, Kanye didn’t receive much of a hero’s welcome when he took the stage in London on Friday night.

According to the Mirror, Kanye delivered a 20-minute diatribe about Nike, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and all the other usual suspects. However, the audience didn’t take too kindly to the rant and proceeded to shower the rapper with boos, as you can see via the Vine video below.

Kanye ultimately finished the set, but tomorrow night should prove interesting as Kanye will take to the same stage, performing for the same crowd.


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Pure Lies
July 5, 2014 at 8:07 pm

I was there. This article is pure bullshit. Was this vine taken in the 40 strong “I hate Kanye” camp? I’m not a Kanye West fan but the crowd were not booing him. Talk bad about big companies and this is what you get.

July 6, 2014 at 4:45 am

I was at the back and heard the boos,, the rest of my party, were down the front enjoying the performance and didn’t hear one boo,, true fans are used to his rants :)

Nicola Hughes (@NicolaHughes93)
July 6, 2014 at 7:03 am

I was there too, somewhere in the middle but probably further towards the back than the front. I heard a lot of boos all around me and right the way back, and saw people leaving halfway through his rant right up until the end of it. It’s not really ‘talk bad about big companies and this is what you get’ its more ‘waste time you’re supposed to be performing with your bullshit narcissism when people have paid for their tickets and this is what you get’. The man needs to get the fuck over himself, end of.

July 5, 2014 at 8:05 pm

He’s still a gay fish

July 6, 2014 at 7:48 am

Hey! Who doesn’t like fish sticks??

July 5, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Kanye West… proof that you Can apparently “polish a turd”

Rich B’Stard
July 6, 2014 at 9:07 am

Maybe not polish it but definately cover it in bling, it’s still a turd tho’.

July 5, 2014 at 7:02 pm

everybody, shut the fuck up.


Carry on.

July 5, 2014 at 9:01 pm

You’re hard.

July 5, 2014 at 6:22 pm

He’s shit anyway!!

Edwin Prince
July 5, 2014 at 6:57 pm

being one of the artists with most awarded grammys based on fan’s votes, i think you are envious and an obvious hater! why you bother to still search for him if he is shit? why you waste your time over him unless you are just jealous lmao…its sad

July 5, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Shut the fuck up. This crap is plastered all over facebook. No one is looking…it’s pushed in our faces you fucking moron!

July 5, 2014 at 8:08 pm

well said

July 7, 2014 at 11:37 pm

why dont you cradle his balls while you suck it.

July 5, 2014 at 10:24 pm

I used to love Kanye his first two albums are phenomenal, but now it’s such a shame to see that talent wasted.

July 6, 2014 at 3:08 am

Totally agree, he went downhill big time after album 3

July 6, 2014 at 5:53 am

Ok. So fans voted for him. Can we have musicians vote for him instead? Saying “Fans voted for what they’re a fan of” as some degree of anything is the most useless comment I have ever seen.

July 6, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Can’t even believe you are using the Grammys as a gauge of artistic merit.

Edwin Prince
July 7, 2014 at 8:02 am

but you come here willingly to watch the man you hate lmao…he is still earning money you, your parents or future kids will NEVER earn..he is rich with his bullshit, i wonder how that must feel for you seeing such a man hahahah..loser

Edwin Prince
July 7, 2014 at 8:15 am

yet you click to read..its not any different waste your time over someone you hate? lmao! you are a joke…just wait for other news of him and go leave a similar comment

July 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm

omdzzzz! i was there!!! what kind of lies are these, the was one or two people saying hurry up around me but the crowd wasn’t booing! f*cking hell the meadia is taking the p!ss

July 5, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Nice try Kanye

July 5, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Rodriguez 5

July 5, 2014 at 4:04 pm

i would love for him to come to bradford, these type of rants will get him booed the fuck out of the building

July 5, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Why, because Bradford loves child labour? He won’t, mind, because no one gives a shit about Bradford. Bradford isn’t a thing.

Craig Ral Ton
July 5, 2014 at 3:56 pm

I do like how he said, “I don’t care about saving face, fuck my face…….oh, that sounded wrong” :-) …….other than that, he is a tool of the music industry, so he has points from obviously living that life (thou shalt remake a perfectly great song for no reason…. Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up) ; but it’s a life few can relate to and it is hard to be taken seriously with what he is saying once you’ve made it.

July 5, 2014 at 3:53 pm


Edwin Prince
July 5, 2014 at 6:58 pm

yet you still BOTHER to search for him..interesting

July 6, 2014 at 8:24 am

Is this all you say to people? I didn’t search, still found it. The media doesn’t hate Kanye, as much as you West-bummers are all claiming. They fucking love Kanye, cos he’s of his fucking tits on drugs 24:7 so just comes out with utter bullshit like this. His whole visage is a fucking joke that we all love laughing at and taking the piss out of. I came here to get a good chuckle out of this utter tit making yet another arse of himself.

As a result, this kind of bollocks gets pushed in our faces on very social media website we go on. So we come here, have a laugh at his stupidity and pathetic existence, and then watch dumbass gullible twats like you try and defend him.

You’re too easy to troll. Just crawl back inside Kanye’s arse and die.

Edwin Prince
July 7, 2014 at 8:08 am

he still fucked the hottest women you will ONLY jerk off to! he still has money your entire family will never even consider to dream of! he is still loved by millions, people still attend his concerts, many are still buying fake yeezys for lots of many proving how much they love his work and design! damn! it must hurt to see such a man continue to gain fame lmao..i enjoy reading envy hater’s comments hahahahah

Will McCormick (@TakeoWT)
July 7, 2014 at 6:04 pm

I actually hate Kanye and everything he stands of so much, that i dedicate time to learning about what he is up to so I can make an educated statement about why he is so awful. True story.

Edwin Prince
July 8, 2014 at 4:57 am

meanwhile he still continue to be loved by MILLIONS..good luck with your so called “educated statements” if thats what your intellect skill applies LMFAO!!

July 5, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Trending eliminates searching, friend.

Edwin Prince
July 7, 2014 at 8:11 am

yet you use your time to click and read about the person you hate..its not any different! i cant see why i would want to see what he/she is up to if i actually hate him/her unless im just a hater hoping to see them fail…all of you have one thing in common-ENVIOUS AND JEALOUS-period!!

now wait until another news pop up so you can go leave the same comments we see in youtube hahaha..

July 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm

I would say that the fact he is ranting about these companies who in the past paid for him to appear in their advertisements it’s a bit pot calling kettle!!

July 5, 2014 at 3:26 pm

That shit was inspirational… And he played 20 classics within a 90 minute slot.. Twas the Kanye Best!!!

July 7, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Thats funny. Classics? Kanye has none except the classic bs that spews out of his mouth.

Domonique Maddison (@AneFrankSinatra)
July 5, 2014 at 3:24 pm

no, about 100 individuals who aren’t fans booed, the rest of the 60,000 crowd enjoyed the amazing show he put on and showed support. Funny how this kind of article is doing EXACTLY what he was “ranting” about. Making him look like an egomaniac idiot, when in reality he appeared very humble and laughed at himself and smiled a lot of the time as the crowd was singing along.

July 6, 2014 at 4:43 am

well said,,true fans will know he always rants :)

July 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Why can he say nigger with impunity?, self righteous twat

July 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm

At Wireless everyone could. It’s a fuckin hiphop festival

July 5, 2014 at 5:56 pm

a hip hop festival? you been mis-informed niggaaahhhhhhhh!!!

July 5, 2014 at 10:54 pm

Seriously misinformed

Edwin Prince
July 8, 2014 at 4:58 am

yet people still payed to watch that nigger…it must hurt huh

July 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm

not a 20 minute rant… more like 10 mins in mid-song and the crowd weren’t all booing him… most were cheering him on!

July 6, 2014 at 5:02 am

theres a video almost 20 mins long of it on youtube so it must have gone on longer than 10

July 5, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I’m confused how Kanye is “changing the world” other than lowering the bar for other festival headliners.

Tommi Morgan
July 5, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Kanye you’re a rapper…stick to rapping lyrics that someone else write because your speeches are full of shit

July 5, 2014 at 3:09 pm

kanye writes / produces his own music so your comment is irrelevant

July 5, 2014 at 6:06 pm

You’re a Kanye West fan. Your opinion is invalid.

July 5, 2014 at 8:50 pm

You’re both extremely gay.

July 5, 2014 at 10:20 pm

gay fish

July 6, 2014 at 12:12 am

wrote* …. Your speech is full of shit

Aiden Clarke
July 5, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Probably the reason why Kanye got so many ‘boos’ was due to all the close minded individuals who believe that Drake ‘started from the bottom’ and bought tickets to see their ‘bae’. Without realising that half the stuff Kanye preaches, though egotistical and intensified through the use of emotive language is often true. But they’d rather live by the motto YOLO or HYFR than open their eyes and accept reality.

Ciara Gittins
July 5, 2014 at 1:34 pm

it was probably cos they paid to see the artists PERFORM not give them a speech

Vita Searle
July 5, 2014 at 2:22 pm

I agree with Ciara, there is a time and place for such things, and that was not it.

Edwin Prince
July 8, 2014 at 5:00 am

speech was part of his PERFORMANCE

July 5, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Is he for real? If he’s autistic (no offence meant) then I understand. Otherwise I just think he’s not very bright… I’m quite sure it’s clear to almost everyone in the audience, 99.5% of them, that he’s over-doing the talk and people aren’t interested… But he says it anyway then expects to be respected. That’s like farting in someone’s face then not apologising, only bitching about why they didn’t say thankyou.

July 5, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Sorry, but do you know what autism is!? Being autistic doesn’t mean you’re unintelligent – in fact its more often than not the other way around! – Said the girl with high functioning autism, who really doesn’t like being compared to the egotistical nonsense that is Kanye West!

July 5, 2014 at 2:44 pm

PREECH IT! I hate people that think autism makes you dumb, or less of a person, would make life a lot easier if people weren’t so bloody ignorant towards it, we put up with your shit, so learn about ours.

July 5, 2014 at 5:23 pm


July 5, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Stop going on, you sound like that spastic Kanye..

July 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Clearly this guy is the one that lacks intelligence (not that Kanye doesn’t fall into that category either).

Katie Anne Wilson
July 5, 2014 at 4:10 pm

My son is autistic & he is in no way lacking in intelligence, he is lacking in his ability to communicate well verbally to idiots like you that think autistic = retarded. Unless you fully understand a condition don’t pass comment on it flippantly. Saying ‘no offence’ doesn’t get you off the hook for saying something offensive either. Muppet.

July 5, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Bitch are you for real?? Having autism does not affect intelligence at all you disrespectful cow.

July 6, 2014 at 1:21 am

Jay Jay she doesn’t say that, you’ve misread her comment.

July 6, 2014 at 5:55 am

Please go back to school and sit at the front this time.

July 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm


Katie Anne Wilson
July 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm

I don’t get it ;-)

July 5, 2014 at 6:07 pm

He’s a gay fish!

Noel Watson
July 5, 2014 at 12:39 pm

i sat thru a 2 hours monologue by him when i worked for him. it was agonising

July 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

cocaine is a hell of a drug

July 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Gimp, absolute gimp. He funds most of those companies

July 5, 2014 at 1:02 pm

You know nothing.

Ciranne Shabang Muir
July 5, 2014 at 3:49 pm

… Jon Snow

July 5, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Nicely don.

July 5, 2014 at 12:09 pm

I think people are being pretty harsh, I acknowledge the fact that it was long winded and perhaps what people didn’t want to hear but he put himself put there in front of quite a harsh crowd, and I think that it showed a different side of Kanye. I also thought that it calmed the crowd down a lot, I was right at the front and the crowd was mental prior to this speech, I love Kanye and this hasn’t changed my perception of him as an artist.

July 5, 2014 at 12:38 pm

If it was his own gig that people had paid money to go to then I would agree with you, but the fact that he had been brought in to replace someone else at a FESTIVAL, I’d be pretty pissed off too.

July 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm

But this wasn’t his replacement night, you’re talking shit.

July 5, 2014 at 11:52 am

What an absolute load of crap. I’d rather listen to someone starting up a lawn mower than that ‘douche bag’.

July 5, 2014 at 11:49 am

haha. you think this wasnt true? i was there, in the mid-back section, and i was surrounded by alot of booing as kanye west wouldnt shut up and play, but once again used the stage to confirm he as as narcissistic as i thought. before his rant half his songs dragged out and he seemed to want the audience to sing the song for him as he would barely finish a song properly.

and it was not 10-15. it was most certainly 20-25 minutes minimum. it was so irritating me and my friends left as even though he eventually began to play again it started raining and we decided it just wasnt worth it.

huge disappointment.

Richard Cane
July 5, 2014 at 11:45 am

‘tried to make me seem like I was stupid or something’


‘dehumanise’, Kanye. ‘dehumanise’.

July 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm

hehe pretty miscorrect hehehehe

July 5, 2014 at 11:37 am

How can such shit be classified as news, stop using the race card…

July 5, 2014 at 11:56 am

When the fuck did anyone mention race? I didn’t see anything about race.
Wow. You know assuming the only reason it’s a news story is BECAUSE HE’S BLACK is actually racist in itself right? Wow.

July 5, 2014 at 12:48 pm

if you listen to what he is saying about Gucci and the fashion designer industry he is saying they won’t let black people in. so he is saying its a racial issue. your an idiot.

July 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Says the person who doesn’t understand the correct usage of “you’re”.

July 5, 2014 at 8:56 pm

All your mums are fat

Dan Mad
July 5, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Well, he did use the race card – saying that Louis Vuitton and other companies refuse to work with him anymore because he’s just a stupid black man…

Mr Meursault
July 5, 2014 at 3:10 pm

HE’S BLACK?!? OMG HE’S BLAHHCKK?! I’m confident Gucci and Louis Vuitton are not interested in him for a variety of reasons. His skin color is irrelevant at this point. BLAHHCKK!!

July 5, 2014 at 5:55 pm

They wouldn’t want to work with a stupid white man either. But his sense of entitlement is as large as his ego, so he can’t comprehend someone not giving him what he wants, when he wants it.

coinye west
July 5, 2014 at 11:35 am


George Chester Whittingham
July 5, 2014 at 11:24 am

Erm, showered with Boo’s? I was there and although Kanye’s 10-15 minute rant/singing was annoying and a little off topic. It wasn’t that bad, many people were cheering as well at what he was saying. Don’t create a whole article from listening to a vine. Also I’m pretty sure that the boo’s were largely directed at the people he was talking about. This is why I never believe online blogs/news anymore.

North West
July 5, 2014 at 11:42 am

You mean you actually believed celebrity/mainstream news in the first place?
Wasn’t that difficult to figure out it’s all shit fabricated to bring in gullible readers.

July 5, 2014 at 12:31 pm


July 5, 2014 at 8:59 pm

‘Boos.’ Perhaps it was actually referring to the sickly black saying of ‘one’s boo;’ perhaps Kanye was in fact showered by gallons of slit?

July 5, 2014 at 2:14 pm

I’ve been to a lot of music festivals and Kanye is the only musician I remember being booed at all. His rants are beyond meaningless; fashion designers would have a much easier time marketing a celebrity’s fashion ideas if they were any good. Kanye makes good beats, sometimes has good lyrics, and knows how to market himself. Those are his three discernible skills. As much as he claims to be an artist first, he markets himself like a celebrity with fake beefs, famous friends, and general egomania.

morra di
July 6, 2014 at 6:12 am

godamnit! i hate u ALL… useless fleshbags of puss…


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