Taking to the Wireless Festival stage in London last night (July 4), Kanye West was noticeably booed during a 20-minute performance break in which the rapper launched into a familiar rant.
Following the rant, Kanye rattled off hits like “Mercy,” “All Of The Lights,” “Touch The Sky,” and “Blood On The Leaves.” Nonetheless, festival attendees apparently began leaving the performance and booing during the rant.
Video of the crowd reaction was posted on Vine.
“How many people wanna contribute something to the world?” he said. “I know ya’ll might have seen some of my interviews and see me on TV, but what I was saying the whole time is—I’m not particularly angry or anything like that—they taking the idea of celebrity and trying to make me seem like I’m stupid or something. You know, when I take these meetings and shit people will talk to you like you stupid or something…I’m not gonna call no names out, I’m not gonna mention Nike or nothing like that. I’m not gonna say no names or anything. But if you a creative and you wanna create and you just wanna create more this is exactly what I’ve been fighting for. So, if you hear me talking about Louis Vuitton or the Gucci Group or anything like that, I’m not dissing Louis Vuitton. I’m not dissing the Gucci Group and shit. I’m just saying don’t discriminate against me because I’m a Black man or because I’m a celebrity and tell me I can’t create. You know damn well no Black guys or celebrities making Louis Vuitton nothing. They let Pharrell make those glasses, and we liked’em right? They let me make those shoes and we liked’em right? They said, ‘No, no, no nigga. Not no more. That’s too much.’”
“That’s why I got this fucking mask on,” he later said. “I ain’t worried about saving face. Fuck my face. That sounded wrong. Pause. They finally got a headline. But fuck whatever my face is supposed to mean and fuck whatever the name Kanye is supposed to mean, it’s about my dreams.”
Footage of the rant itself was uploaded by Link Up TV.