Kanye West interrupted a performance of “Touch the Sky” at last night’s performance in University Park, PA for what the critics would call a “rant” and what he’s been known to call a “visionary stream of consciousness.”
Without warning, West cuts off his DJ with a call of “Stop that shit!” and launches into an attack on past radio interviews that cast him in a negative light: “What did you do with the past 10 years of your life, Charlamagne, Sway?”
Charlamagne tha God of New York’s Power 105 called out West last Nov. on his alleged contradictions regarding corporations, money, and the Confederate flag. That same month, Sway Calloway grilled him with unwelcome questions about his troubles with Nike in an interview for MTV News.
“Ten years of this shit!” Kanye screams. “If I go to a radio interview, shut the fuck up!”
West also alludes to those who have been “spoofing” him in the past year, which most likely means Jimmy Kimmel’s controversial kids-in-place-of-Kanye skit and perhaps “Saturday Night Live’s” recurring sketch “Waking Up With Kimye.”
Tossing his critics aside, West likens his aspirations more to Shakespeare and Beethoven, before leading the crowd in an a cappella version of “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.”
The whole time, the crowd remains in the palm of West’s hand, chanting along and cheering in agreement, making it seem that despite his anger, there was a triumphant, almost comedic tinge to West’s belated call-outs.