Has Kanye gone too far? Why he just cancelled his tour
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Update: Kanye West has now been rushed to hospital in LA after cancelling his tour. According to NBC, "No criminal activity was involved; the decision to hospitalise West was for his own health and safety, the sources said." According to other sources he was reluctant to go and had to be restrained. He is under supervision and is said to be suffering from sleep deprivation. Watch this space for updates.
Kanye West does crazy like no other person on earth. And the rapper's latest tirade is perfect proof of why he's the music industry's biggest loose cannon. After going off about Jay Z, Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton and... uh, radio, Yeezy stormed off stage after performing just three songs. Concertgoers were understandably frustrated and offered refunds this morning from promoters. And in news just in, Live Nation has just announced that Kanye has cancelled the rest of his Saint Pablo tour.
According to a statement to iHeartRadio, "The remaining dates on the SAINT PABLO TOUR have been cancelled. Tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase."
After publicly declaring support for Trump (even though he didn't vote!) at the Sacramento concert and saying that, "Google lied to you. Facebook lied to you. Radio lied to you." Kanye got busy talking about all his peers and man - was it intense. While we're sure the dude has a lot of stuff to deal with at home, what with wife Kim's robbery and his supposed feud with Jay Z, things went from weird to worse in a matter of minutes.
While we've listed the full concert video below for you to watch (if you dare), here's a summary of some of our personal favourites. As you know by now, nothing in Kanye's world is sacred...
On Barack Obama
"Obama couldn't make America great because he couldn't be him to be who he was. Black men have been slaves. Obama wasn't allowed to do this... and still win. He had to be perfect. But being perfect don't always change shit, bro. Being perfect don't always change shit, bro."
On Beyoncé not performing at the VMAs
"Beyoncé, I was hurt. I went down seven years on behalf of your... I am putting my career, my life, my public well-standing at risk when I talk to y'all like this... Beyoncé, I was hurt because I heard that you said you wouldn't perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over 'Hotline Bling'. In my opinion-now, don't go trying to diss Beyoncé. She is great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. We are all equal.
But sometimes, we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win. F*ck winning. F*ck looking cool. F*ck looking cool. F*ck being cool. F*ck all that, bruh!"
On Jay Z
"I've been sitting here to give y'all the truth. Jay Z, call me, bruh. You still ain't calling me. Jay Z, call me. Aye, bruh, I know you got killers. Please don't send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man. I'm not trying to be the man. I just am a man, the same as anybody here. I ain't above, below none of y'all. We all equal."
On Hillary Clinton
"It's a new world, Hillary Clinton, it's a new world. Feelings matter. Because guess what? Everybody in middle America felt a way and they showed you how they felt. Feelings matter, bro. It's a new world."
"Radio, I done talked to you a bunch of mother*cking times. Y'all mother*ckers is behind the times. Because guess what, the Saint Pablo tour is the most relevant shit happening. The Saint Pablo tour is more relevant than radio and if y'all keep following old models, your ass is going to be Hillary Clinton."
"You might not like it, but they gotta hear it. I ain't here to massage you with a fake truth, telling you that Hillary gon' win over and over and over and then you wake up [and] you still can't believe it! You know why? Because you was lied to by Google. You was lied to by Mark Zuckerberg."
On Mark Zuckerberg
"Mark Zuckerberg, you wanna call me now? Do I got the vision, Mark Zuckerberg? Was you wrong? When I said I was $53 million in debt and you didn't call me, was you wrong? You ate dinner, you asked my friend Anthony Schiller to have dinner with me. I told you about Donda. You said you would help and you didn't. Then you went to look for aliens. Me and Kid Cudi are aliens right here, bro."
On the press (and Yeezy Season 4)
I got the visions, bro. That's what I've been blessed with. My vision. I'm not always going to say things the perfect way, the right way. But I'm going to say how I feel. Right now, press get ready to write your passive-aggressive, LeBron James, racist comments. Season 4, racist comments. Get ready to have a field day, press. Get ready, get ready. Because the show's over."
And with that he walked off stage and cancelled the rest of his tour. Like we said, crazy.
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