Kanye West Booed After Onstage Rant
Controversial rapper Kanye West was booed at the Wireless Festival in London on Friday, after going into a 20-minute rant in protest of the media during his set. West was filling in for Canadian singer Drake, who had fallen ill.
West, wearing a studded face mask, went on to share his views on the culture of fame, consumerism and discrimination in the fashion industry, and took jabs at Nike and Louis Vuitton. Concert goers booed loudly, and began to leave in droves.
The irascible West commented, “I’m not particularly angry but they’ve taken the idea of celebrity and tried to make me seem like I’m stupid or something. People keep looking at me like I got a problem or something, like I’m not doing something I’m meant to. The lies, the media, they want to make you feel like you’re less to them in their eye.”
West added, “I’m not going to mention any names but, Nike, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Don’t discriminate against me ‘cos I’m a black man making music. Fuck saving face and what it’s supposed to mean, it’s about living my dream.”
Here is a clip of West’s rant in its entirety:
Fans who witnessed Kanye’s antics live weren’t too happy:
Kanye West has absolutely killed off all #wirelessfestival excitement. Bloody awful!!!!!! I demand a refund!!!
— Dale Hathaway (@dalehathaway) July 5, 2014
— Linzi (@LinziRocks) July 5, 2014
— Sarah Woodman (@frizzypeaches) July 5, 2014
— Bryn Jones (@Bryn__Jones) July 5, 2014
West married professional celebrity Kim Kardashian in Florence, Italy in May. The couple has a daughter together named North.
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