Famously, and let’s face it, excruciatingly outspoken rapper and producer Kanye West has pledged to quell the angry rants that have kept him in the headlines for as long as one can remember, telling a Toronto crowd on 23rd December that he’s going to keep the lid on it for at least six months.
“Everything I’m saying that’s not allowed, soak it in right now,” West told his fans during his performance at The Air Canada Centre, part of his controversial ‘Yeezus Tour,’ before adding:
“This might be the last time y’all hear me talk shit for a long time. Might be another like six months. At least. You’re just gonna have to run back the interviews and shit if you wanna hear some realness!”
The 36-year-old rapper insisted he would spend 2014 focusing on the positives of his life as a millionaire rap star with legions of fans instead of bemoaning the negatives, saying:
“All of the ideas, what they call the rants the streams of consciousness that I express, I told y’all, save those tapes and everything because I’ve decided to completely focus everything in 2014, on new ideas and on creative outlets.
“I’m not [going to] ever bring up Nike again, and the only way I’ll bring them up is in a positive light… I’ll never bring up the Grammys again in a negative light, because I actually appreciate the 21 Grammys that I did win.”
“Because I’m not [trying] to be a dude that has all the opportunities in the world and only focuses on the negative, or complains about it, or just gets in some type of zone that just having to turn up all the time and shit.
“So I’m letting you all now that this is the last Yeezus show, and this is the last time you’ll ever hear me say negative about anyone.”
To that end, West proved himself a changed man by finishing his speech with complaints about his lack of Grammy nominations, saying, “The Grammys, they nominated me with two Grammys… Yeezus, the most highly reviewed album of the motherf-cking year! You don’t run shit!”
“You rent the Staples Center for one night and give some goddamn awards away!” a reformed and tight-lipped West continued, adding, “F-ck you… F-ck you for Christmas. I’m gonna wrap this f-ck you real tight and deliver it to the Grammys on Christmas night.” Well, change does take time.
(Via Radar online)
Watch: Kanye West ‘Yeezus Tour’ Toronto Rant (23/12/13)