Kanye West has been banned from the airwaves of at least one popular Sacramento radio station after his epic concert meltdown that left fans furious and forced Ticketmaster to refund a lot of tickets. It was in Sacramento that Kanye cut his concert short after just 30 minutes and two songs and a lengthy rant about Donald Trump and Beyonce among other things. It was Kanye’s rant against the radio stations that left a bad taste in the mouth of Justin “JayMarzz” Marshall, who happens to be the music director for Sacramento’s KHHM Hot 103.5 and now Yeezy won’t be getting airplay on that station at least for a “very long time.”
The Sacramento concert would be Kanye West’s last live performance of 2016 according to a rep for the rapper. After the on-stage meltdown, Kanye canceled the rest of his Saint Pablo tour despite having 21 more tour dates to go according to Billboard.
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Kanye’s rant was aimed at Jay-Z and Beyonce, whom the rapper has recently been blasting every chance he gets. He also went on a tirade about the election and Hillary Clinton, again telling the audience that he would have voted for Donald Trump. That wasn’t the part that got him kicked off one of Sacramento’s most popular radio stations.
It was the part where Kanye West went off about how radio stations only play a handful of songs, charging that they get paid to play the hits over and over but ignore artists like Kid Cudi and Frank Ocean. It didn’t help that Kanye continued to say “Radio, f**k you!” while he railed against radio, claiming that “real people that gotta feed their kids” and somehow the radio stations are preventing that by not playing their music.
Apparently, it doesn’t really matter to JayMarzz that Kanye West might have something really wrong with him. The music director made it known in the most epic way that Kanye’s music would not be getting any play on Hot 103.5 anytime soon. During the “Sugarbear In The A.M.” show, the three morning deejays started playing Kanye West’s “Fade” before Justin Marshall stopped the song and announced, “That’s the last time you’re going to hear Kanye West’s ‘Fade’ on this radio station — also the last time you hear any Kanye West song on this radio station for a very long time.”
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Then JayMarzz got down to business, explaining why he decided to ban Kanye West from getting played on the radio in Sacramento, on at least one major station anyway.
“Everybody came out to have a great time Saturday night. A lot of fans in the building, a lot of people had spent a lot of hard earned money, bro, a lot of hard earned time,” Marshall said. “Time is something we can’t get back. Everyone can get a refund back, but you can’t get your time back. You can’t get the emotion back that you were gonna put into that show, to watch someone that you love… This is called a moment, folks; these are what make our lives. Moments and memories to share with each other and stuff. And he took that from people Saturday night.”
After JayMarzz defended the concert-goers whose weekend was ruined by Kanye’s rant, he went off on the rapper for dissing radio.
“You’re going to go into Sacramento and say ‘F radio,’ really bro? Really?” Marshall continued. “You’re the same guy 15 years ago that was begging radio to play you. And they did and they gave you a shot. Without radio, you didn’t blow up to be the artist that you were. That you were because you’re no longer that artist anymore. You’re no longer the guy pushing five million albums, selling millions and millions of singles.”
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“Don’t crap on your fans, man,” Marshall said. “Don’t crap on the people who have given you this life that you have. Don’t do that. Because if they don’t buy your music, if they don’t buy your tickets, there is no Kanye West. You’re just another bum local rapper trying to push a mixtape on a corner if people don’t buy your music. If you wanna be on your Trump crap, get online with your own life, bro. Why don’t you start thinking about your own life, think about the family that you married in? All that fake plastic that surrounds you and you want to be real and have emotions? You married into the fakest family in the world. All they give a damn about is money and fame, and you’re so anti that right now? Really? You hypocrite.”
To be fair, JayMarzz went on his Kanye West rant before news spread that the rapper had been hospitalized for extreme exhaustion. When contacted for comment regarding the nearly 5-minute rant about Kanye’s Sacramento concert that was canceled just two songs in, JayMarzz responded.
Marshall told Billboard that feedback in response to the Kanye West ban was 95 percent position.
“First and foremost, basically hurting the fan base in Sacramento who took a lot of time and effort to go see the man perform and then a lot of anger that night due to the fact of him walking off stage,” Marshall said. “And then two, when you talk bad about an industry that’s supported you for so long, it’s kind of like, ‘Why should we continue to support someone that clearly feels this way about our industry and what we do?'”
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Justin Marshall also spoke about Kanye’s current condition and the recent events leading up to his hospitalization. The music director made it clear that he wasn’t trying to kick the rapper while he was down but he didn’t back down from the music ban either.
“I hope and I want Kanye to get better and fix those issues so he can get back to a better place and come back out and perform because that’s what people want to see at the end of the day,” JayMarzz said. “But I still do not feel what he did to Sacramento was right, regardless.”
Given Kanye West’s current mental state, is it fair for JayMarzz to ban his music from Hot 103.5 or should he put Kanye back on the airwaves despite the recent radio bashing and concert canceling antics? Check out the YouTube video of JayMarzz ranting about Kanye West and be sure to tell us what you think.
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