Last night during a performance of his new single 'Famous' Kanye West defends rushing the stage on Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards...
Yeezy told the crowd,
“In the spirit of Nina Simone, in the spirit of real artists, this is the song that broke the writer’s block for me because it’s something I wanted to say so bad that they told me I couldn’t say,”
“That night when I went onstage was the beginning of the end of my life. Lady Gaga canceled the tour the next day. You know what night I’m talking about. When I just said what everybody else was thinking. So if I get in trouble for saying the truth, what’s being said the rest of the time?”
“I had to fight every day of my life, with the whole world turned against me, for saying out loud what everyone else felt.”
“But that’s the job of an artist, of a true artist: not to be controlled by their finances, not to be controlled by perceptions, but only to be controlled by their truth.”