Kanye West performed at a series of concerts in London this weekend. At all of which he appears to have been booed for going on his infamous rants. At the Wireless festival in London, England he angered fans by going on a 10-20 minute (depending on the source) rant about his own wealth and fame. At which point people tired and left the concert.
The rapper, brought on to cover Drake who had taken ill, was booed and fans chanted “We want Drake!” Kanye did a series of Drake covers and said “My homeboy [Drake] can’t be here but we still gotta rep for him tonight.”
Kanye talked about how he’d been put on two years’ probation for an altercation with paparazzo Daniel Ramos in 2013, explaining that he’d been painted as “crazy”, and his reaction was like that of “a porcupine or a blowfish when they’re angry”. He added, referencing Britney Spears, “I don’t care what you do in life, everybody needs a day off, everybody has the right to say, ‘You know what, I need a minute to breathe’”.
Then Kanye compared choosing to be in the public eye, choosing to marry into a family known for publicity stunts, and choosing to keep making millions of dollars to having a sex crime committed against him.
He continued, “I want to bring my family to the movies without 30 motherf**kers following me. Everybody here, they like sex right? Sex is great when you and your partner are like, ‘Hey, this is what we both want to do’. But if one of those people don’t want to do that, what is that called? That’s called rape. That is called violation.”
Adding, “So if I walk around and say look sir, I’m not feeling so good today, I need some space, can you please not f**k with me today? I need cut-off space, not violation.”
The rant went on, “I want my daughter [North] to have that opportunity to decide whether she wants to be famous or not. I think to myself, what the f**k am I going to do, how can I change it and how can I give my daughter her childhood?”
The rapper promised to “stop every paparazzi one by one” if he weren’t on probation right now. Adding his reasoning for lashing out at the photographers, “One week I told a paparazzi, ‘Stop talking to me… I might be thinking of something like a new stage show, a new design. You want to shove a camera in my face, you just f**ked up my whole trail of thought.'”