Kanye West doesn’t plan on running his mouth for at least six months.
The rapper didn’t have any trouble expressing his thoughts and feelings during interviews and concerts over the course of 2013. During a recent show in Canada last week, West said he intends to stop giving news outlets and bloggers fuel for the proverbial fire. In fact, you might have to wait until this summer before another rant comes along.
“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,” Kanye West told folks in Toronto on December 23.
If the rapper intends to give his fans and critics a break in the rant department, then he certainly went out with a bang. A video recently posted to YouTube shows that West’s latest stream of consciousness lasted approximately 27 minutes. Apparently he had a lot to get off his chest before his hiatus.
Kanye West added:
“[I won’t] 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… 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 [anything] negative about anyone.”
It’s definitely been a pretty good year for those who thrive on the guy’s epic rants. Not only did he take issue with the number of awards Bruno Mars won at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, he also attacked Nike CEO Mark Parker, the Grammys, and the Chicago Bulls for letting Michael Jordan slip through their fingers.
Kanye West also raised quite a few eyebrows this year for declaring himself a “creative genius” and boldly proclaiming that his career is comparable to joining the police force or serving in the military. The rapper recently attempted to silence the controversy surrounding the latter during a radio interview in Chicago.
“What I’m saying is to not look at it like I’m some celebrity that’s just sitting back and not working and not fighting and not contributing something to society. Like no, this is a contribution. Even just my messaging I put myself at risk [in a way]… So, when I say a soldier or police officer what I’m saying is that I look at that as the highest form of contribution to society,” he explained.
Do you think Kanye West can stop himself from ranting for at least six months?
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