Kanye West Lays Into Beyonce and Jay Z, Cuts Concert Short in Sacramento: Watch
Kanye West went on another epic rant during his Saint Pablo tour stop at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center Saturday night (Nov. 19), lashing out everyone from Beyonce and Jay Z to Hillary Clinton and the radio industry before ending the show after about 30 minutes.
The concert got off to a rough start when the 39-year-old rapper arrived about an hour-and-a-half late to the stage. Once the show kicked off with a couple songs, however, things seemed promising. The crowd of about 13,000 was overjoyed to see West bring out rapper Kid Cudi, with whom he’d been feuding with earlier in the year. The two hugged and performed “Waves” together before West went off script.
“Beyonce, I was hurt ‘cause I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over ‘Hotline Bling,’” West told the crowd, referencing the 2016 MTV VMAs. “Now don’t go trying to diss Beyonce. She is great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. We are all people. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forgetting who we are just to win. F--k winning. F--k looking cool. F--k being cool.”
Jay Z was his next target. “Jay Z, call me, bruh. You still ain’t called me. Jay Z, I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head. Please call me. Talk to me like a man,” West said.
Later, West’s rant veered toward Hillary Clinton (“This Saint Pablo tour is the most relevant [thing] happening. If your old ass keeps following old models, you’ll be Hillary Clinton.”) and the radio industry for not playing Frank Ocean and Kid Cudi (“Radio, f--k you! Oh yeah, I’m on my Trump shit tonight. Radio -- f--k you!”).
He ended it by addressing the press. “Right now, press, get ready to write your passive aggressive, LeBron James racist comments, Season 4 racist comments. Get ready to have a field day, press, get ready, get ready, because the show’s over,” the rapper said before walking off stage.