Update: Kanye West’s Sunday night show at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., has been canceled, according to Ticketmaster.com.
Just days after his concert spiel in support of Donald Trump made waves, Kanye West found a way to upset his fanbase even more: complain about Beyoncé and cut a concert short.
Saturday night, West performed a stop of his Saint Pablo tour at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center. There, according to fans, he started late, played a few songs, brought out Kid Cudi, ranted and left early. Part of West’s expletive-laden speech from the stage was captured on social media.
West went from the topic of radio, how Kid Cudi is great and which groups inspire Kanye (Fader has a transcript of the NSFW speech here), to dissing Bey and Jay.
“Beyoncé, I was hurt, because I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over Hotline Bling. In my opinion, ‘Now, don’t go trying to diss Beyonce. She is great. Taylor Swift is great.’ We are all great people. We are all people. But, sometimes, we be playing the politics too much and forgetting who we are, just to win. (Expletive) winning. (Expletive) looking cool. (Expletive) being cool.”
Seeming to realize that his fans weren’t taking to his words, West added, “I been sent here to give y’all my truth, even at the risk of my own life, my own success, my own career.”
Then, he turned to Jay Z: “Call me, brah, you still ain’t call me. Jay Z, I know you got killas, please don’t send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man… click here for Demarcus Cousins reaction pic.twitter.com/Llr1tNoLTk