According to recent reports from NBC News, Kanye West made headlines by merely speaking his mind- yet again. The latest issue to make the artist sound off? Business. His latest comments were slightly directed towards Jay-Z’s latest collaboration with Justin Timberlake. West took to the stage for a London performance on Saturday and spoke his mind about business, music and Jay-Z’s appearance on “Suit and Tie,” all to the instrumental of the hit record “Clique.”
“I got love for Hov, but I ain’t f——- with that ‘Suit &Tie,'” West said.
“I hate business people,” West rapped, according to Billboard. “People get on the phone with me and tell me, ‘What kind of business can you do, though? What type of business are you doing? What’s the numbers? How much did you sell? What’s the radio spins? How much shampoo can you sell with your face on it and sh–. Remind me again why we in this sh—. Can you remind me again why we in this sh–? Since when (is) making music about getting rich? Since when was making art about getting rich? … Remind me again why we in this sh–. Can I sell a drink for you, please?” West continued. “So you can help me put on a better show. Please corporations. Can you please support me? I swear I’m a nice n—- now. I swear I’ll put the pink polo back on. I swear to you. Please. Just for three million dollars. I need it so bad. I need a new pool in my backyard. I tell my fans your sh– is cool. And if they believe in me they should also believe in you. What’s my public rating now? Are they liking me again? They forgot about the whole Beyonce thing right? Okay, cool.”
Last week, Jay-Z and Timberlake officially announced that they will embark
on tour together, performing in 12 cities this summer.
Not too sure what prompted this revelation but we all know Kanye is known for his slant towards creativity which is prone to outspoken and often eccentric behavior. However, like the artist pointed out it is interesting hearing him say he is not about business when he has benefitted from so many business transactions. It would be cool to see him accept Jay-Z as a business mentor as well. In the meantime, we will just cross our fingers and hope for the best for Kanye.
The icing on the cake is that there is video of the rapper’s 11 minute rant.