Kanye West is pissed at Taylor Swift for beating out Beyonce. Or he’s pissed at MTV for inviting Pink to perform at the VMAs. Or he’s pissed at Pink because she got to perform two songs there, while he didn’t get to play “Heartless” even once. I’m not really sure what the situation is exactly, but all I know is that Kanye is pissed and Gawker has the exclusive on some leaked audio footage of him ranting about the state of mothereffing affairs.
It’s believed the recording was from the night of September 13, 2009, at a restaurant West and friends went to after his infamous butt-in during VMAs. Drum roll, because what we thought (and hoped) was a dead issue, is probably going to see some light again. How long until Taylor Swift writes yet another song about being dissed by Yeezus?
Here’s the transcript, taken from Gawker, of what the tape contains:
I’d rather just let the [inaudible] speak for itself. You know, it’s like, I was happy to be in a situation where people couldn’t say, oh, I was trying to promote my own song. For the times that I’ve, like, defended myself… [Tape break] I’m pushing the envelope! I wrote my fuckin’ ‘Run This Town’ verse for a fuckin’ month! When I heard Eminem’s verse on the Drake shit, I went back and rewrote my shit for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I fuckin’ care! You know what I’m saying? And that’s what I’m saying. Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyoncé! Because I wrote my verse in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyoncé. As long as I’m alive! And if I’m alive, kill me then! Kill me then! As long as I’m alive, you gon’ have to deal with it. ‘Cause there ain’t gonna be no more motherfucking Elvises with no James Browns.
[A female voice asks, “Why are you so angry? What’s the anger?”] Because my mother got arrested for the fuckin’ sit-ins. My mother died for this fame shit! I moved to fuckin’ Hollywood chasing this shit. My mother died because of this shit. Fuck MTV.
It ain’t no love. What the fuck was Pink performing? Don’t nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? How the fuck Pink perform two songs and I didn’t even get asked to perform “Heartless.” “Heartless” is the biggest song of the year! It had the most spins of the first quarter! I don’t know that Pink song! But I noticed that she’s pink! They put me in a fuckin’ room and [inaudible – maybe “projected it”].
[A male voice asks, “How the fuck did Eminem get the Best Hip-Hop song in 2008?”] Eminem won Best Video! Rap Video! Yo, when he wont that shit, I was so happy. I was so happy I [unclear – “ran all this shit,” maybe]. I said, “Nigga, I’m gon’ do this until y’all put a bullet in my head. I’m runnin’ up to y’all, put a…” [tape cuts].
How do you feel about all of Kanye’s apologies now that we know he clearly was angry over the incident and firmly believed Beyonce should have won?