Kanye West: Taylor Swift, Timberlake Blasted OnstageBy: Amanda Crum - February 28, 2013
Kanye West has never been one to be afraid of burning bridges, and it seems his latest onstage rant is aimed at making sure he has no friends left in the biz at all.
The soon-to-be-father got some things off his chest during a solo show in London last weekend, calling out Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake and taking apparent shots at his BFF’s wife, Beyonce. After slamming Swift again for winning that infamous MTV award over Beyonce, he went after Timberlake’s latest project–despite the fact that Jay-Z is collaborating with him on it.
“I got love for Hov, but I ain’t f—in’ with that ‘Suit & Tie,'” he said, referring to Timberlake’s new single.
He also ranted sarcastically about corporate endorsements with celebraties, and while he didn’t name names, he didn’t exactly make it difficult to guess who he was talking about. Beyonce, who just inked a $50 million deal with Pepsi to appear in their ads in exchange for cash to fund her creative endeavors, seemed to be the target.
“Can I sell your drink for you please? So you can help me put on a better show,” he said. “Please corporations? Can you please support me, Please? Me, Kanye West? I swear I’m a nice n—a now. 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. So I’ll tell all my fans your s— is cool. And if they believe in me they should also believe in you . . . Did we you the check yet? Did the corporation send the check yet? What’s my public rating right now? Are people liking me again? Enough to get some money from the corporations? Are they liking me now? They forgot about the whole Beyonce thing right? Ok cool. Is it okay now?”
Maybe the stress of being a dad is getting to him?