Yeezy performed the second of his Yeezus tour shows at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and used the opportunity to go on an auto-tuned rant.
“People always talk about ‘Kanye crazy and s**t.’ And sometimes I wonder, ‘am I the only one that’s not crazy?’” the rapper told the concert-goers. Kanye, 36, proceeded to get some things off his chest and recalled advice given to him by Rick Rubin in August who told him to go through with his performance at the MTV Video Music Awards but not to watch the whole ceremony.
“Bruno Mars won all the motherf**kin awards and s**t. And I was thinking about what Rick Rubin told me, because I don’t give a f**k about no TV show,” Kanye explained.
“What I care about is if you’re an artist and you work hard as f**k and the streets say that you deserve that s**t. Can’t no motherf**kin networks try to gas everybody up so they can sell some product with the prettiest motherf**ker out.”
Referencing his comments at the 2009 MTV VMAs when he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Video of the Year, Kanye added: “I still ain’t see a video better than Beyonce video to this mother f**kin day.”
Kanye also revealed some words of wisdom he received from talk show legend Oprah Winfrey, continuing: “I sit down with Oprah and she said ‘they scared of you ‘Ye. You’ve got to learn how to fail.’ I said ‘Oprah, it’s a new day.’ “When I go on rants my stream of consciousness is like meditation and s**t,” he later added.
Watch ‘Ye’s rant below.