Kanye West went off on another tangent this week. The mercurial hip-hop star has become notorious for his outbursts during performances and at the most recent stop on his Yeezus Tour, West unleashed yet another rant–this time he aimed his wrath at two popular urban radio personalities. While performing at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center, Kanye criticized Shade 45s Sway Calloway and “The Breakfast Club” star Charlemagne Tha God.
“Ten years of this s–t,” Kanye West said during the performance, referencing the ten year anniversary of his debut album, The College Dropout. He then exploded–blasting the radio hosts.
“If I go to a radio interview, shut the f–k up,” West said. “If you’re on your talk show at night showing a picture of me walking with my girlfriend, shut the f–k up. What have you done with the past 10 years of your life, Charlamagne? Sway? What did you do? F–k these n—as names is? I am Yeezus.”
West got into a very heated exchange with Calloway during an appearance on his radio show in November. The two became confrontational before West eventually calmed down. Also in November, Kanye made an appearance on “The Breakfast Club” during which Charlamagne referred to the rapper as “a walking contradiction” for his tendency to blast corporations only to turn around and ask for corporate backing.
“It ain’t that I feel like a slave,” said Ye at the time in response to Charlamagne’s statement. “We are mentally enslaved. We’re enslaved to brands. We’re enslaved to like a Benz symbol. We’re enslaved to chains. A woman is enslaved to the concept of diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Like girls in London don’t even wear engagement rings. That’s all been programmed into us. When we are born, we’re born artists, we’re born free and then we’re held down by society’s perception of us. We just don’t want to be embarrassed. I’m not denouncing the corporations. I’m denouncing the people that have the job at the corporations at that time. I ain’t going at Nike as a corporation. I’m going at the people that’s running the corporation and I’m saying ‘I’mma hit you in the chest until you listen to me.’”