Kanye West was on the Wireless stage last night. He did break into his act of moaning about his life to play a couple of songs, but mostly it was just the classic stuff:
"The first thing they do is crush you… They control you with lies," he repeatedly declared, adding:I love the idea that West has now become so detached from reality that he assumes that being criticised and "not being told you're fucking awesome" are pretty much the same thing. And that nobody else would know what its like to be discouraged to our face.
"How many people have had people tell you that you aren't f**kin' awesome?... This is what I'm talking about…. They say, 'I don't know what's wrong with Kanye' and make it sound like I'm a bad person in some way. What have I ever done that was so wrong other than believe in myself?"
There's also some sort of beef which appears to be about not being given free trousers by overpriced designers:
"I'm not going to mention any names but... Nike, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Don't discriminate against me because I'm a black man making music.No, sweetie, they don't want to work with you because you're a character off that programme about Karadashian or Honey Boo Boo or the people who cut out money off coupons or whatever.
"F**k saving face and what it's supposed to mean, it's about living my dream."
At least we now know that advertising Nike plimsoles is part of West's dreams. What strange, fevered dreams.