Kanye West Reveals New Music, Criticizes Paparazzi & "SNL"

During an hour-plus set, Kanye West takes aim at paparazzi and "SNL," saying he won't apologize and that he is not a celebrity. West also breaks out two new songs for an invite-only crowd in New York.

Last night (May 15), Kanye West revealed two new, unreleased songs at an invite-only show in Manhattan, New York's Roseland Ballroom. The hour-plus set, part of Adult Swim's Upfront party, featured West inside of a three dimmensional pyramid-shaped screen, dressed in all white, going through songs from his entire career. 

The new and unreleased songs he revealed were the talk of the night. One is presumed to be titled "Awesome" or "So Awesome" and is said to be dedicated to Kim Kardashian. The other, is said to be titled "Yeezy Season," and it was only revealed in snippet form. No official confirmation on either title has been made. 

On the track many have called "So Awesome," Kanye West asks, "Why would you ever listen to the people trying to hate on you?" According to Rolling Stone, he then adds, "Baby, you're awesome. Don't let nobody bring you down. You're so awesome." He continues, adding "I'd rather do nothing with you than something with somebody new." The song also features West talking about himself, saying, "I'm also awesome." Video footage of the performance can be found below, courtesy of Erika Ramirez for Billboard

During his set, West also criticized paparazzi and said that he is "the worst kind of celebrity." 

"One thing about me," he began as "Clique" was closing, per NME. "I’m the worst kind of celebrity because all I do is make real music. All I do is sit in the studio and make real, real shit. and that’s it. That’s motherfucking it. So I don’t want nobody trying to run up on me with no cameras, trying to sell pictures and shit to magazines, asking me no dumbass questions, throwing me off of my focus and shit, harassing you all motherfucking day. I ain’t no motherfucking celebrity." 

Beyond this, West criticized Saturday Night Live, saying he will not apologize for once saying "Fuck SNL and the whole cast" on "Power." 

"I ain’t here to apologise to no mothafuckers, man. It ain’t about me humanising myself," he said, according to Consequence of Sound. "At what point did I become unhuman where I had to turn myself back? Or maybe i was demonised. Or maybe I was treated inhumane and not human in that kind of situation. I ain’t no motherfucking celebrity. I ain’t running for office. I ain’t kissing nobody’s motherfucking babies. I drop your baby and you sue me and shit. I’m trying to make some music that inspires people to be the best they can be. I don’t want nobody to ask nothing else of me. Don’t ask nothing else of me."

West is scheduled to perform on "Saturday Night Live's" season finale this weekend. However, he said he will not do SNL skits.

"Hell nah I ain’t doing no mothafucking "SNL" skits. This my goddamn life," he confirmed. "This ain’t no motherfucking joke. That’s it. Stop that shit right there.”

There is no official word on whether these songs will be a part of his next album, currently rumored to be released on June 18. Fans have been getting new work from Kanye West in small bursts like this recently. Earlier this month, Hudson Mohawke revealed two songs to his fans during a set

RELATED: Hudson Mohawke Reveals Two New Kanye West Songs During Set


  • up yours b!

    stop actin like ah b!tch ye........check out Dirty Jerm on datpiff fourth mixtape this month just dropped..download it now

    • No.

      Nobody wants to listen to your bullshit. Especially with a stupid ass name as "Dirty Jerm", I'm sure your music will have the same level of terrible creativity as your name. Fuck you.

  • Anonymous

    I really like this guy's music, but his personality is truly annoying. When the f did this guy become so egotistical? It's terrible. What the f do you mean you're not a celebrity? Of course you are. It comes with the territory. You became more of a celebrity when you got K pregnant. I don't know man, this guy gets more bizarre by the day.

  • Anonymous

    So Kanye went from a humble, yet incredibly talented musician to an egomaniac popstar who got chased by the media 24/7, then all of sudden he wants his old life back? That's not going to work if you're about to marry one of the biggest celebrities in the US. Plus don't forget about your soon-to-be born child, who will spend his / her life surrounded by Kardashians and their so-called friends ... so again, that's not going to work. Especially if Kim doing a 360 and you'll have to stand against the whole family and their legal department by yourself, hoping that you can see your child once again in your life. From what I see, that's not a good look.

    • COCA


    • Anonymous

      If you all wouldn't look at a "celebrity" like they're some perfect gods and follow and watch their every moves, then you wouldn't be concerned about who's an egomaniac and their girl's success or what the child will go through.

  • Anonymous

    I bet Jay stops returning his calls....

  • Art Brooks

    I have a feeling that Kanye's new album will be un-awesome.

  • Anonymous

    New album June 18th? I think that's an announcement date.

  • Anonymous

    'George Bush doesn't care about Black People'......we need more politicized rants of this nature from Ye.......sometimes we take ourselves a bit too seriously and lose sight of the bigger picture....but folk really hasn't gotten over his Mother's death....

  • level

    This nigga needs to STFU, I like your music but I dont need you yapping your mouth about shit. This nigga got A.D.D. and the fame has gone to his head. He is fucking a bitch that has been fucked by almost everyone in the game.

  • Fish Sticks

    Haha that auto tune is fucking garbage. How can anyone think that sounds good?

  • ok

    for someone who hates everyone so much he sure does alot of desperate attention seeking

  • Jack Compton

    Not enough auto-tune for my liking :|

  • Anonymous

    Kanye needs to watch his south park episode again i think. re humble himself!

  • So Icy Boi!

    lmao Kanye West is da worst hip hop artist of all time. he sucks as a producer and his lyrics is ghost written. at least Lil Wayne writes hiz original lyrics. Kanye and Gay-Z are using ghostwriters! fucken unoriginal niggaz! I would pick a Young Chop or T-Minus beat over Kanye any day. YMCMB 4 Life swag

  • CrowdAlbum

    ~500 photos & vids of Kanye + the Pyramind + the Rant @ the Adult Swim Upfront in NYC http://alpha.crowdalbum.com/gallery/5194f3ce879ea2d5f0000001/Adult-Swim-Upfront-featuring-Kanye-West_20130515

  • Anonymous

    dude is so fuckin overrated. he has a few hits under his belt but he's way too overrated. his ego speaks for itself

    • What?

      ^^^What in the fuck are you talking about? Props to the wrong person? If you're saying that Kanye is someone you shouldn't be giving props to, then you're an idiot.

    • Anonymous

      this is why this industry is so fucked up cause all of you motherfuckers are giving props to the wrong people

    • ...

      One too many trash ass comments.

    • IMhO

      ehh i gotta disagree with you there.. i thnk kaynes a faggot and acts like a little bitch..but hes a bomb producer, and good lyricist i just cant fuck w his music besides his beats personally not my style ..but this guys got a catalog of hits under his belt

    • Anonymous

      yeah you read well I said a few hits motherfucker ! dude doesn't even have to suck his own dick people like you do it for himself

    • Big C

      A few hits?? Lol this guy

  • Anonymous

    Kanye West needs more auto-tune

  • Anonymous

    This guys ego has gotten so huge the music is really starting to suffer, he's become more of a tabloid celebrity for stupid things then known for creating anything good. follow at newtracksdaily

  • Anonymous

    "baby you're awesome" sung in autotune. that's is the lamest shit i've ever heard in my life.

  • Anonymous

    those new songs sound fucking terrible.... like realllllyyyy bad

  • q

    I love kanye's music but this nigga needs to lighten up

  • IMhO

    no man thats not a fruit bag acts this emotional..kayne is def a butt pirate, fanny bandit, ass fucker..w.e term you want thats kayne

  • yeaaahh

    I don't get why people are calling him a whiny bitch.. He's just venting.. everyone does it.. Like dude said below me, Kanye is the best artist out, period. He's constantly evolving his sound and it's always dope.. He's like the Radiohead of hip-hop..

  • IMhO

    this guy needs to just admit hes gay. i think not being able 2 show hes gay is fuckin w his head and everything.. imean dude clearly is a fag

  • Freaky Pete

    Kanye West is such a whiny bitch.

  • Anonymous

    Kanye West = Best artist in entertainment...everybody knows it it's like the big elephant in the room no one will point out...well i did

  • Whorida

    If he says Fuck SNL, he needs to boycott it. It's like saying Fuck Jews then go eat at a deli.

  • Anonymous

    Kanye West = Swahili for piece of shit... who also hasn't made a good song or beat for what? More than five years easy? Have fun paying white nannies to raise that retarded kid of yours, asswipe!!!

  • UncrownedRapKing

    Kanye really needs to chill. If he ain't payin the papparazzis no mind, they will not bother him. As easy as that!

  • The People

    This is why we love Kanye



  • Anonymous

    So Awsome sounds like real music. I hope Kanye's next album will sounds like 808s and Heartbreak. auto-tune Kanye is the true artist. fuck CD, LR, Graduation and MBDTF

  • d-nucks

    This nigga always bitching bout some shit...very bitchy dude...and I like Kanye but, hell you WANTED THIS LIFE....Kanye even said himself before that he wanted to be one the biggest pop stars around..now he don't want it to late. BE GLAD SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE EVEN INVITED YO BITCHY ASS ON THE SHOW. There is plenty of artist that would kill for that type of exposure. Kanye takes himself to serious......you can't act like you Malcolm X one minute..than rap along with 2 chains talking bout you want a BIG BOOTY HOE....sit the fuck down

    • Eldridge "Thug-Pac" Shakor

      ^^ my nicca, all my whores are great women - Thug-Pac 4:16

    • Anonymous

      ^^cuz thats what you stand for right? great men have great women... whores are not great women. lol

    • Eldgridge "Thug-Pac" Shakor

      oh ok, i thought you was saying something was wrong for wanting to chip away at the establishment while banging down women with phatty's...

    • Anonymous

      follow at newtracksdaily

    • d-nucks

      I'm just pointing out the hypocrisy. Kanye is a talented dude...but for a long time HE CHASED FAME......Now he don't want it....and complains about it. He yells out " I'm not a celebrity".....but you fucking and knocked up Kim Kardashian? ONE OF THE BIGGEST FAME WHORES OUT HERE? Shit don't add up..i'm not buying it... BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR CAUSE YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT....

    • ETK

      you do know this is Kanye's like.. fifth or sixth SNL appearance lmao he ain't got nothin to be grateful for towards them

    • Eldgridge "Thug-Pac" Shakor

      So its some type of crime or oxymoron if Militant-Minded cats such as myself cant rebel against the system and get p*$$y from a woman with a phatty? knock it off!

  • Anonymous

    Brilliant. Auto-tune love songs. Just f*cking brilliant.

  • Zee

    Not apologising for saying fuck SNL... We need people like that

  • 614grind

    Kanye act like his music is so much realer than the next mans. This nigga talk about the same exact shit everybody else does. It sounds better because he's talented, but the substance is just as shallow as everything else.

  • bug$

    Ye might make "real" music... but his chick is the fakest bitch around... You don't have the ground to hate on the paparazzi when you choose to "date" and then knock up a total media whore!!

    • BlazeDatIshUp

      Took the words right outta my mouth. She's fake as fuck, as is that whole family. The bitch got famous for fucking and sucking dick on tape, and he goes and knocks up the hoe, then complains. I like Kanye and his music, but by being with a known slut/hoe and media whore you cannot expect to be treated with respect, courtesy, or anything else.

  • Thuggatron The 3rd

    Real Spit from Ye' Brick City where ya at????

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