Kanye West has vented his frustrations with media and the fashion industry anew.
As has become his custom, Kanye took the time to vent his frustrations during his Yeezus tour performance at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California last Wednesday. Topics covered during the 10-minute, Auto-Tuned rant included the media, the fashion industry and Christianity, unsurprisingly. He addressed the audience directly throughout.
"Obviously don’t none of ya'll give a fuck about what the media say," he began. "We are more powerful than the media today. I control the media. I get on TV shows and do what the fuck I want, when I want, how I want, my way. And I don’t change, no way. No way. And I don’t give a fuck about no TV show, and I don’t give a fuck about no actor, and I don’t give a fuck about no blog trying to talk shit. All I care about is God. And all I care about is you... You know they try and [put] me into this box right? Even if I sit down, I had this one dentist I went to, he would say something, he would tell me like, 'Yo, so when I was going to dentist school, and we went to class,' and he’d always have to put it into music terms for me and say, 'It would be like if you were in the studio.' And I said, 'I understand English, you don’t have to put it in music terms for me to understand motherfucking English.' People try to box you into this thing of, in your lifetime, all you mean is this one thing. But if you were two years old and you wanted to sing, then you could motherfucking sing. If you wanted to ride a bike you would ride that shit. If you wanted to color, you would color. But when you get older everybody wants to put you into this box."
The Chicagoan creative went on to address his faith and criticize conventional "marketing" and "branding".
"They always say I word things the wrong way, but people seem not to get my intent," he said. "You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth. 'Cause they tryin' to control ya'll motherfuckers with branding, with marketing, with media, they trying to make ya'll feel like you’re less than ya'll selves. When I say I am a God, it’s because God is inside of all of us. And while ya'll on the way to work in the morning, I want ya'll to say 'I am a God.' That’s why I worded that shit first person. I ain't go not God complex. I know he the most high. But I know that I can talk to my God, and I know that everything is possible through prayer. 'Cause I prayed for my fiance. I prayed, I said 'God, I wish I was a little bit taller, wish I was a baller'".
At one point, 'Ye asked for the crowd's participation after they acknowledged that "some people can do anything."
"Put your hands in the sky right now if you believe you could do anything," he said. "Everybody’s so goddamn scared. But I ain’t scared, I’m prepared."
That's all for now. Peep footage of Yeezy's latest diatribe below: