Kanye West’s Wireless Festival rant: ‘That’s called rape’


After widespread reports of Kanye West turning off most of the crowd at his performance last weekend at The Wireless Festival in the U.K., details of his rant have surfaced online. While some have reported that the crowd’s agitation with West was short-lived, others have claimed that Yeezy was booed throughout his show. Nonetheless, West compared his predicament as a celebrity to rape in an awkward analogy.

“Everybody needs a day off,” West said. “Everybody out here likes sex, right? Sex is great when you and your partner be like ‘Hey this something we both wanna do.’ But if one of the people don’t wanna do that, what is that called? That’s called rape. That’s called violation. … Anytime I tell the truth when I get up here, everybody thinks it’s so crazy, right? And the media paint me as if I’m some sort of villain or like I’ve got a bad bone in my body. I’m really more of a porcupine or a blowfish. And the photos they always take is when that blowfish is blown up or when that porcupine is defending itself from the lies and control and the manipulation that you deal with if you are an artist. Sometimes, my only response is to go ‘Aaaaaahhhh!'”

Yeezy also referenced the death of his grandfather last year.

“So if I walk around and say ‘Look, sir, I’m not feeling so good today,'” he said. “I found out my grandfather’s about to pass, I’m going through some s—. Can you please not f— with me today?’ There’s no cutoff switch. And that’s why I look so crazy because I feel like I’m gonna take this s— into my own hands. I understand that that won’t work anymore cause I’m on probation currently.”

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