Friend or Foe? Ego Trip, again? Superstar Kanye West performed in London over the weekend and voiced his opinion on a few things. Known for never having a dull moment, Kanye lives up to it in front of his London audience. Surprisingly, it appears that Ye might have taken shots at his mentor and friend Jay-Z. So what did he say? At the end of his song ‘Clique’, which features Jay in its original version, Ye did what he does best at his concerts, freestyle. His rant stated as followed:
“I love the energy in this city…this is one of my hometowns. Creativity fuels everything. I hate business people. People get on the phone and tell me ‘What kinda business are you doing? What’s the numbers? How many did you sell? What’s the radio spins?’”
All good, right? He then goes into his two cents about how he feels about Jay and Justin Timberlake’s collaboration (you’d be surprised), slams the Grammy’s and references Adreinne Bosh, rhyming:
So what do WE think? Ye is struggling between artistic expression (“Remind me why we in this s**t”) and the business machine that runs music (“Can I sell your drink for you, please?”) and makes artists rich. What’s more? Ye may feel a little slighted about Jay’s plans to tour with Justin Timberlake (over the weekend, the two announced the “Legends of The Summer,” which kicks off a series of 12 concerts starting July 17 in Toronto and winds down Aug. 16 in Miami. The two will also play in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Detroit, Baltimore and Hershey, Pa.). To view rant the link is below (fast forward to the 6:00 mark).
What are your thoughts? Is Kanye speaking of Jay-Z and is he struggling with artistic expression v.s. the Machine (Music Industry)?