A rant from Kanye West after the 2009 VMAs has surfaced, and in typical Kanye form, he goes off on many tangents he connects to why Taylor Swift shouldn't have won.
It seems like no matter how hard he tries, Kanye West will never live down the infamous 2009 MTV VMAs. Today some interesting (secretly recorded) audio has surfaced of an alleged Kanye on the night of the incident. The audio confirms what 'Ye basically said in a recent profile by the New York Times-- he wasn't sorry at all for interrupting Taylor Swift.
Kanye West previously apologized to T Swift a number of times, including two times on his no-longer-running blog (once while the 2009 VMAs were still live, which was then deleted, and then once again the next day), on Jay Leno, and on Twitter. However this year, Kanye admitted the apologies were due to "peer pressure."
With the 2013 VMA nominations having been announced just yesterday, now's as good a time as any to reflect back on the 2009 VMAs. The audio, obtained by Gawker, was supposedly recorded the night of September 13th 2009, after the VMAs, during a dinner Kanye West went to with friends at the Corner Bistro in New York's West Village.
During the audio you hear what sounds exactly like Kanye West go off on random tangents about somewhat random things he connects to the Taylor Swift incident. Ye goes on about re-writing his "Run This Town" verse in two days after he heard "Eminem's verse on the Drake shit" and "because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyoncé! Because I wrote my verse in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyoncé."
Kanye also says his mother, Donda West, "died for this fame shit," and goes on to talk about Pink getting to perform two songs but he didn't get to perform "Heartless."
See the audio transcribed below.
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].
Listen to the secretly recorded rant below.