Watch: Kanye's Epic Anti-Corporate Rant
The rapper, who made $35 million last year, asks "since when was making music about getting rich?"
Kanye loves a good rant and luckily for him the world is basically his own private arena whenever he has an opinion to share. At his London show on Friday night he launched into an impromptu ten-minute monologue about corporate music and capitalism in the music industry.
"I came here for the creativity more than anything... I hate business people," he begins as he paces the stage to the sound of doomsday keys. "Since when was making music about getting rich? Since when was making art about getting rich?" asks the rapper who according to Forbes raked in $35 million last year, ranking as the fourth highest earning person in hip hop.
He also takes a shot at Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie' single. "Remind me again why we in this shit? Remind me again why the Grammys couldn't suck my dick? Remind me again who's the original Superfly? And I got love for Hov but I ain't fucking with that suit and tie. Remind me again why we in this shit? Remind me why we in this shit? Every nigga trying to get rich. Every rapper trying to get rich," he says.
Despite acknowledging his own privilege ("I know it's easy for me to say") the whole thing seems slightly LOL coming from the man who is about to have a child with Kim Kardashian — no surprise if a pot of gold comes out instead of a small human.
Just imagine having this much power:
Oh, and here's a photo of Kanye casually exiting his Lamborghini.