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Kanye West Rants About Taylor Swift, Pink and Eninem In Leaked Tape From 2009

If Kanye West was super upset about his ‘Black Skinhead’ video being leaked, he’ll probably be extra annoyed that a tape from 2009 and obtained by Gawker – apparently from the very night of his infamous MTV VMA/Taylor Swift brouhaha – has now been released to the public. In the game, Kanye rants against Taylor, against Pink (what did she ever do to you?), about Eminem, his late mother’s death, etc. It’s sorta nutso in the way that only Kanye can be.

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].

I mean, I try to let Kanye rock with whatever insanity he’s spouting, but I’m particularly intrigued by his claim that his mother died for fame. Um… she didn’t, actually – she unfortunately passed away due to complications from plastic surgery and she wasn’t famous, nor was she trying to be. I understand the loose connection he’s going for, I suppose, but it’s loose at best.

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  • Kanye is an idiot. A spoiled brat who thinks everybody should kowtow to him. His “work” is meaningless and will be unknown within 20 years. What he thinks means NOTHING.

  • I guess this is a racial thing? There won’t be more Elvis’ and no James Browns? His mom died for “sit-ins”? Pink got to perform twice bc she’s white? And Eminem won because he is white? Is this his major complaint? And what a dumb ass for doing that to Taylor Swift only because if he had just sat his ugly black ass down for a bit, then he would have seen that Beyonce won best video of the year, which is the bigger award. It’s not MTVs fault that these people are better than him. He thinks he’s Michael Jackson or Madonna famous but he’s just another black rapper that no one will care about in 10-15 years.