Kanye West slammed Taylor Swift, just four years after he interrupted her famous 2009 MTV VMA acceptance speech, in a rant that also included the names Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z.
“Taylor Swift beat Beyonce at the Grammys? Beyonce be dancing in heels and s***,” West said during the musical interlude of his song “Clique.”
Suprisingly, Swift wasn’t West’s only target. He went after his friends too, telling the Hammersmith Apollo audience that he had “love for” Jay-Z, but none for the rapper’s new collaboration with Justin Timberlake, “Suit & Tie.”
“I got love for Hov,” West said of his longtime friend and music partner, “but I ain’t f***ing with that ‘Suit & Tie’.”
West also used the 10-minute tirade to slam corporations who use art to make money.
“Remind me again why we in this s—?” West sang repeatedly. “Since when was making art about getting rich?”
In what appeared to be a veiled criticism of his friend Beyonce, who inked a $50 million promotion deal with Pepsi last December, West mocked artists who take money to shill corporate goods.
“Can I sell a drink for you please? So you can help me put on a better show. Please corporations. Can you please support me, Kanye West? I swear I’m a nice n**** now,” he said. “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 back yard,” he added.
His fans are still trying to figure out why he has these episodes to a point of self-destruction because the rant only damages his credibility and reputation.