Remember back in December when Kanye West went on that rant about the press and the media and the Grammys ahead of his performance of "Clique"? On the same day it was reported he is expecting a daughter with girlfriend Kim Kardashian, West on Saturday took the stage in London, and this time following his performance of "Clique," he divulged in another long gripe, spitting fire at a number of targets—including Justin Timberlake, corporate dollars, hypocritical businessmen and the Grammys—despite winning a couple earlier this month.
“I got love for Hov, but I ain’t f---ing with that ‘Suit & Tie,'" the MC said of Jay-Z's collaboration with Timberlake. He also went as far as to provide an image suggested he had deleted it from his iTunes. (This got the biggest response from the English crowd.)
A significant portion of his rant was dedicated to those who put placed commerce and "business people" above art. “Since when was making art about getting rich?" He asked. "And I know it’s easy for me to say this. Having money’s not everything, not having it is.” He sarcastically pleaded for corporations to "support me," shouting: “You gonna help me put on a better show, corporations? Can you please support me? Please? Me—Kanye West. I swear I’m a nice leader now. I swear I’ll put the pink polo back on!”
Multiple times, between discussing his displeasure with corporate dollars and "sponsorships," he also proclaimed: “Remind me again why the Grammys can suck my d---."
Sure, it's Kanye West. But does he make a point? Near the close of his "speech," he directs a faux plea mockingly at corporations: "Please, just for $3 million. I need it so bad. I need a pool in my backyard! So I’ll tell all my fans your s--- is cool. And if they believe in me, then they’ll also believe in you!"
The main point of his speech? "Creativity fuels everything."
Watch the full blast below (starts at around 3:45), followed by the image of West's iTunes: