Friday, July 19, 2013

Explosive Kanye West Taylor Swift Rant Surfaces


Kanye West famously stormed the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards stage and snatched the mic from Taylor Swift, after Taylor won Best Video over Beyonce, and uttered the phrase that spawned a million memes: "Imma let you finish but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time! [click here if you missed that]"

Later that night Kanye West continued his tirade against Taylor Swift and MTV and one of his pals caught it all on tape...

Last night Gawker got their hands on the tape of Kanye ranting his ass off.

Here's the transcript, 
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 fuckin' 'Run This Town' verse for a fuckin' month! When I heard Eminem's verse on the Drake shit, I went back and rewrote my shit for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I fuckin' 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 motherfucking 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 fuckin' sit-ins. My mother died for this fame shit! I moved to fuckin' Hollywood chasing this shit. My mother died because of this shit. Fuck MTV.
It ain't no love. What the fuck was Pink performing? Don't nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? How the fuck 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 fuckin' room and [inaudible - maybe "projected it"].
[A male voice asks, "How the fuck did Eminem get the Best Hip-Hop song in 2008?"] Eminem won Best Video! Rap Video! Yo, when he wont that shit, I was so happy. I was so happy I [unclear - "ran all this shit," maybe]. I said, "Nigga, 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].
You can go to Gawker to listen to the audio.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

There u have it. Hes pissed about his mom. He just admitted it.

Anonymous said...

He was talking about the Civil rights not his mom... I mean I understand where is is trying to come from but Beyonce is establish a MTV award ain't shit really. MTV hardly play music anymore.. all about the dough and he sits there and preaches to the young society to buy the white man's material things. You can't get mad when they dont let you have your way just because you offer your soul for the riches. You could have stayed a producer Im happy you didnt I love your music. BUT YOUR SELFISH KANYE dont use race as you scapegoat.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the spellcheck... I dont have one or the patience to actually proofread

Anonymous said...

i don't understand shit he's talking about! this fool believes the hype from his label. no you are not an icon (pls get a dictionary), his music is not that great (my opinion), and the man has no fashion sense (again my opinion); BUT someone somewhere is making big money making him believe all that mess. you are a tool, a pawn, and a clown.
sorry about your mama, but that gives you no right to disrespect another artist. you don't have to like her work, but you can't deny every little white girl is dressing like her, singing her songs, and with parent approval. i don't listen to her music either, but i can appreciate that she is moving people, just as he is. and that is what music is supposed to be about. and in the words of my generation...JIVE ASS TURKEY!

Anonymous said...

He is human. He has opinions.Thank gawd no one is tapping my ignant azz every time I go off on an emotion tirade. This man has the right to grieve, feel cheated, or whatever. Which one of us has never felt that we worked hard at our job and someone else undeserving wa recognized instead? Same thing! What he said and how he eels has always been a non-story to me. Its just that that when and where he said it (referring to on stage during TS's acceptance was uncalled for).

Tai said...

At the mention of his mom, sometimes I wonder if he would've been sucked into the Khardistrash propoganda machine if she was still alive?

zeeedeee said...

beyones video was better than taylor swifts but i cant cosign all that best of all time gibberish...i do understand his frustration with what has happened or is happening to him now...he is emotional and verbal...i get it...he has choices tho...he can fade into obscurity or man up and deal....he is all over the place with it but i do understand what hes sayin with the reference to james brown and elvis tho....#lovewhenkanyecutsloose

Anonymous said...

Don't forget he was also drinking a bottle of henessey while at the awards. So although some of this is true. He was clearly on that liquid courage.

Anonymous said...

"My mother died for this fame shit!"

That right there! His mom was a blood sacrifice for fame and fortune, that he sold his soul for, and he has been MISERABLE ever since.
Satan laughing "I promised you fame and fortune, not happiness sucker!"
All these narcissistic celebs THINK they can outwit,outsmart,out trick Satan, have the fame and fortune and keep their souls WILL learn the hard way!

Anonymous said...

lol I died at "What the fuck was Pink performing? Don't nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? "

LMAO!!

Anonymous said...

Don't doubt he can't stand Taylor Swift (many of us can't), but to this day I believe he was put up to that, so Saint Bey could turn around later on in the show and give TS her moment in the sun and everyone would be babbling "oooooh isn't Bey just the most gracious humble wonderful blah blah blah" BLECCCCCHHHH.

Of course Bleachyoncé is such a horrible actress that she couldn't even do "surprised" convincingly when Kanye threw his tantrum, so that gave it away right there.

Anonymous said...

As crazy as his ass is, when he said no more Elvis' without James Browns...I instantly understood where he was coming from. Overall, if you try to put his over top, extra emotional, queening antics aside, and really listen to what he's saying, he makes sense. He's just so damn dramatic that his message always gets lost in his own bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Im sorry...what????

Anonymous said...

He's talking about discrimination generally. This is a transcript, therefore these are thoughts as they surfaced from his brain, and not in "proper" intro-body-conclusion essay form. But let's go back to grammar school. The thesis sentence is "there aint gonna be no more motherfucking Elvises and James Browns." If you don't know what that's about, use your Google engine and research "Elvis stole from James Brown." Elvis was a culture vulture (like many others), who took plagarized everything he was iconized, and he is not alone. What he is saying is that his mother fought discrimation so that people could be considered equally. Since James Brown couldn't achieve the status that Elvis did (mind you, with a musch smaller catalouge and skillset), he is working to achieve that equal consideration. He was right. EVERY PERSON IN THE WORLD with access to pop culture knew the Put a Ring On It," video, but no one can even remember the name of Taylor's video that actually WON the award (without a Google search). Alochol is a truth serum, and perhaps sober, those thoughts would have susided or been surpressed, but alcohol brings out those deepest, innermost, subconscious feelings. Kanye is very conscious AT HIS CORE, after all, he was raised to be a radical, by a radical, but he is human. He has let his love for worldy trinkets (his woman included) blind him to his purpose for humanity. His purpose is not to make music, that is his passion. His purpose is to educate the masses through that music, but instead he is helping to propogate the consumerism that is already too rampant in our culture. He will continue to war within himself UNLESS and UNTIL he lines back up with his purpose, instead of his passion.

zeeedeee said...

@8:40 i thought i was the only one who caught that fake surprised look around so i can see if anybodys buyin it look she had...you are so on point!

Anonymous said...

I posted at 9:05, and was obviously typing my essay (lol) while 8:50 was typing, but that is exactly the point he was TRYING to make. He has GOT to work on his delivery, or people will just continue to categorize him as a crazy idiot.

Anonymous said...

He was all the way wrong for coming at Pink. She performed Sober will hanging upside down. BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT. Anybody who didn't know that song was living under a rock

Anonymous said...

I must have been living under a rock, because I didn't know Pink's song :(

Anonymous said...

@9:05... Well said.

Anonymous said...

^^^obviously

zeeedeee said...

@8:50 u couldnt said it better!

Honey Bun said...

didn't his mother die for plastic surgery tho????

If he is so mad at Hollywood for killing him mom ,why don't he just LEAVE? Stand up for her by boycotting them , but he did the opposite. Money talks bullshit walks.

Anonymous said...

@9:11 lol she's such a terrible actress

@9:05, cosign that, I hear ya, but in the case of Put A Ring On It there was major reverse swaggerjacking going on, cause a lot of that choreography was pure 60's Bob Fosse (with Kylie Minogue's glove thrown in for good measure).

Anonymous said...

@ 8:50 you do realize that black music is not possible without white America? blues, jazz, rnb ,sould did not come from Africa ,but there's black ppl there, it came due to the exposure to European instruments and musical theory.

Anonymous said...

This nigga done lost his soul. He f*ked up knockin up Kim Kuntrashian and he either gonna get locked up in jail or a mental ward.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know Pink's song but that acrobat performance she gave was beautiful. THAT should have won an award.

I feel Kanye on what he's saying and I Cosign with all who has called him a radical. He most certainly is and a truth teller, which is why I liked him from the very beginning with Jesus Walks. Nobody had the courage to put something like that out to the masses. Kanye has always resonated with black people for the most part because he stood for something and he drops gems and food for thought in his rhymes, conscious shit (atleast he used to). That is why watching his decline and watching him embrace and be swallowed up by this celebrity machine and all it's trappings is so disappointing to watch because he should know better. And I think deep down inside he does know better, that he was sent to be something more than what he is right now. That's why he is so conflicted, a tortured soul really. He is literally wrangling with the devil.

Anonymous said...

Kanye is speaking the truth. How did Taylor Swift who cannot sign live, win over Beyonce? SHE IS WHITE. RACISM IS REAL AND ALIVE AND WELL.

I am not surprised by MTV's actics. That channel was racist from the start. But for Michael Jackson breaking down racial barriers with his videos, they would still be playing only white music.

Anonymous said...

Damn. Who is 9:50? That was some excellently said shit. I mean the kinda intelligent shit that breakdown it down to real truth on both a spiritual and psychological level. You bad 9:50!

Anonymous said...

^^^I got dyslexia. I meant 9:05!

Anonymous said...

"How did Taylor Swift who cannot sign live, win over Beyonce?"

Dunno, but I am still trying to figure out how Beyonce won over Anita Baker this year. Guess pussy-popping and selling out is alive and well.

Anonymous said...

@9:30
Please come again. Africa has always had the drum, that is the heartbeat of soul music. Everything else was just an extension of that but the drum was and always has been African. That influence can be found in every form of music from salsa meringue to rock.

AlWel said...

@8:50. so true.

Anonymous said...

This rant is so 2009. Plus the Album of the Year Grammy went to Taylor, I think to spite Kanye (an award that EVERYONE knew Kanye wanted to win).
So what was the purpose of bringing up this rant years later? #Pointless

Anonymous said...

That whole award show (and all the others)was a initiation into the "club". Kanye got to play the "badboy" part to rile up the unsuspecting viewers and get them sympathetic to the "humiliated victim" initiate Taylor, giving terrible actress Bey, "smiling, giggling, shocked" to be dragged into bad boy Kanye's "rude" interruption. "Bullied and speechless" Taylor, dressed in silvery gown leaves the stage to change into a blood red gown, similar to the "oh so sweet and benelevant St Bey," the evening's high priestess performing the ritual accepting new initiate Taylor into the coven of $20million dollar club illuminati puppets! Remember the prayer to Satan that Jack Black performed at the beginning of the ritual show? They PRETENDED that was for laughs, but it was all too real. Google vigilant citizen 2009 VMA's and it will breakdown the WHOLE RITUAL and it's major players. NONE OF IT was an accident!

zeeedeee said...

@9:41 i read that garbage 9:30 typed and immediately knew whoever that was was sent in here to set it off...we all know the truth..we are not the gullible uninformed idiots that they would like the world to believe...just like our love our music comes from deep within our souls and its sweet like honey...they know it and they TRY to imitate it and then claim it...period

Anonymous said...

Ye is soooo really, they put her on cause she Pink... view the entertainment life thru is eye a little. Love his open-ness.

Anonymous said...

Before the 2009 VMA's ritual show, Taylor Swift was know mostly to the Country genre and it's fans. After the 2009 ritual show, she became a superstar and was eligable to make super millions of dollars. She started with the one eye, and devil horn poses they ALL seem to do. They are promoting an agenda to the unsuspecting masses and are rewarded for it with money,fame,accolades,
endorsements, the whole nine yards. She started to win all the Country genre's major awards year after year, doing that same "Who me?!" shocked look time after time until REAL country fans got so pissed and sick of her ass threatening a revolt, so Country got a clue and found themselves a new IT girl to adore. Enter Miranda Lambert.

Anonymous said...

Preach...kanye!!!! I want this Kanye back. Where did he go? For all those who act like they don't know what he's talking about then go back and reread it! This is classic kanye, I love it!

Anonymous said...

yeah I need to reread before I post lmaoooo 10:28am

Anonymous said...

@9:05 well said, ^^^^^ yes I wish old kanye would come back on the scene, but don't think that's ever gonna happen :(

Anonymous said...

Just don't do anymore MTV awards. That's all. They are not the Bible in this music business. Hello REVOLTTV! It's about time BET/MTV/VIACOM (all owned by the same company) have some serious competition.

Diddy are you listening?

Anonymous said...

Koonye you need to get over that fact that your sacrifice to stay in the good graces of the devilish duo didn't pan out. But that's the devil for you.

Anonymous said...

You had to be about more than just hiphop stations and 106 & Park to have a clue about Pink's song. I had both Pink and Bey's Cd's. To keep it all the way real with you, Funhouse shitted on Sasha Fierce all day everyday. I still keep it in rotation

Bee Gee said...

This Kanye is long gone, Kanye fans. All that's left is a former rapper who is Bitch Eternal..

Tippie Toes said...

Kanye's bullet in jaw must have traveled to his brain - there are a whole bunch neurons disconnected!

And how come he won't go to therapy?

Anonymous said...

Nice passion, but unfortunately wasted on defending the wrong person.
And I bet he regrets this shit now.

Anonymous said...

8:21
I see You caught that too. The devil's in the details. Mrs West was Kanye's sacrifice. These people don't love their families like they live to portray and you're so right, he's got to live with that Reality everyday of his existence and that's why he looks and acts like he's sucking on lemons all day everyday

Anonymous said...

That whole entire show was some ritual by the occult and now people are talking about it all over again. And yes Kanye ur mother died because of what YOU were chasing...

Tippie Toes said...

Yep Kanye does have to live with the regret of the sacrifice he made for his one and only Mother!

Anonymous said...

My mother died for this fame shit! I moved to fuckin' Hollywood chasing this shit. My mother died because of this shit.

There is a double meaning here people, yes his mother sat in did her civil right moment thing but K is really talking about J and the devil

Anonymous said...

@ 8:21 - BOOM. You got that right!!!
___

@ 8:40 - "Of course Bleachyoncé is such a horrible actress that she couldn't even do "surprised" convincingly when Kanye threw his tantrum, so that gave it away right there."

+_+ I HOLLERED!!! THEN DIED. LMAO

Anonymous said...

Kanye's mom would have seen adulteress Kim as a gold digger and cheap high maintenance uneducated girl.

Anonymous said...

How did he sacrifice his mom? Whatever does that mean?

Anonymous said...

@9:26PM

It means that he allowed ThePowersThatBe to kill (sacrifice) someone associated with him so he could enter the more exclusive $20million plus or $50million plus club of earnings and superstardom.
I doubt that he chose his mother, perhaps he chose some random underling, but the Industry Powers won't just settle for a bullshit choice. They'll pick someone that will break your heart if sacrificed, and are PRECIOUS to you, until you become just like them, EVIL and CALLOUS and JUST DON'T CARE, as long as you get more FORTUNE and FAME.

Anonymous said...

I'll give him a pass cause his ass was drunk. But I do get the point he is trying to make. He is upset that more "Pink" artists were getting recognition and asked to perform more than black artists.

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