Yesterday (September 11), Kanye West attended Pusha T’s My Name is My Name album listening session, which took place in Brooklyn, New York. As the listening session went on, West asked to speak. He would deliver a rant that lasted approximately 3 minutes.
During the speech, West provided background information regarding Pusha T’s career and aimed comments towards “culture vultures,” corporations and sellouts. West also commented on camouflage prints and t-shirts with numbers on the back. West also delivered words of support regarding DONDA, his creative company – named after his mother – which has been responsible for numerous album covers, including 2 Chainz’ recent B.O.A.T.S. 2: Me Time. West also shouted out Matt Williams, an art director and photographer affiliated with G.O.O.D. Music and Virgil Abloh, a creative director and the designer behind Pyrex Vision.
Ayo this Yeezy right now speaking to y’all. This the heart of the mothafuckin’ city, act y’all ain’t have that mothafuckin’ Clipse album and shit. Act like y’all ain’t base y’all whole shit, whole lifestyle off this nigga Pusha T. Everything is Pusha T. Pyrex Vision. That’s Pusha T. Fear of God, That’s Pusha T. This nigga the heart of the mothafuckin’ culture for you culture vultures. This the only nigga spitting that wild mothafuckin’ Hip Hop shit right now. That’s why I stand next to this nigga. I don’t give a fuck about none of these corporations, none of these fucking sellouts. This mothafuckin’ Pusha T.
This is the fuck we make. We make good music. We make good music. We don’t give a fuck about how much god damn money you make. We make good music.
I’m off that [Grey] Goose right now. I might get loose right now. We don’t give a fuck…we don’t give a fuck. Nigga, this is that culture. This is that culture. For everybody stealing the culture, for all niggas trying to do their camo prints at Magic, this mothafucking Pusha T.
All these niggas trying to extend their mothafuckin’ t-shirts, trying to throw numbers on the back of their shit, this mothafuckin’ Pusha T. “I got a t-shirt line, cause I got numbers on the back of my shit.” Fuck you.
This DONDA. This Matt Williams. This Virgil Abloh. This Ferris Bueller. This is mothafuckin’ Pusha T. I’m done.
A video of the rant, shot by RealTalkNY, can be seen below.
Kanye West has had several reported rants in the last year. In December 2012, West ranted about the Grammys. In February, West ranted again, this time also confirming new material. In March, West ranted about his placement on MTV’s “Hottest MCs” list and about name brands. In July, West ranted about Taylor Swift and racism.