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After shocking fans earlier this week with his thoughts on the recent elections, Kanye West, as you might have guessed, is at it again. Only this time, the polarizing star (and Trump supporter) is back at the center of tabloid fodder after delivering a 15-minute rant that called out Jay Z and Beyoncé, all before exiting three songs into his California show.
During his Saint Pablo tour stop in Sacramento on Saturday night (November 19), West ended his show after playing three songs and speaking to the crowd for an upwards of 15 minutes. Within this wide-ranging stream of consciousness, he expressed feeling "hurt" by Beyoncé this year and that Jay Z still has yet to hasn't call him following Kim Kardashian's Paris robbery, in addition to feeling like Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election because she didn't connect to the feelings of middle America. Amidst all of that, he found time for one highlight, which came when he brought out Kid Cudi for a surprise performance of "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1." As you remember, the two recently traded barbs back in September. Recanting his previous statements, he called on his "brother" and "the most influential artist of the past 10 years" to the stage to perform "FSMH" and "Waves."
As for his thoughts on Beyoncé, who he defended countless times at award shows, West said he was hurt to find out an alleged negotiation with MTV where Beyoncé said she would only perform at the VMAs if she was awarded Video of the Year for "Formation." His full comments can be read below:
"Beyoncé, I was hurt, because I heard that you said you wouldn't perform unless you won Video of the Year over me, and over "Hotline Bling." Now, don't go trying to diss Beyoncé, she is great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. We are all equal. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forgetting who we are just to win. Fuck winning. Fuck looking cool. Fuck being cool. Fuck all that, bro. I've been sent here to give y'all my truth even at the risk of my own life. Even at the risk of my own success, my own career. I've been sent here to give y'all my truth."
From there, West also called out his "big brother" Jay Z, stating, "Jay Z, call me, bro. You still ain't call me. Jay Z, call me. Hey, bro, Jay Z, I know you've got killers. Please don't send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man."
Last month, West aired out some angst against Jay Z, crediting his frustration due to the "Tidal, Apple, bullsh-t" and how it has resulted in the fact that there will "never will be a Watch the Throne 2." He also made sure to call out Jay for not coming "by the house" after the news of Kim K's robbery in Paris. "Don't call me, after the robbery, and say "how you feelin?" You wanna know
“There will never be a Watch the Throne 2. You know why? Because that’s the reason why I wasn’t on the song. I wasn’t on the song ‘cause of Hov. ‘Cause of this Tidal, Apple, bullsh-t. And this sh-t be getting me tight every time I perform this motherf-cker. Y’all didn’t get what y’all was supposed to get with me and Drake on this because of this Tidal, Apple, bullsh-t.”
After getting the streaming angst off of his chest, 'Ye made sure to address Jay's sincerity towards wife Kim Kardashian's robbery in Paris, saying, "Don’t call me, after the robbery, and say "how you feelin?" You wanna know how I’m feelin? Come by the house."
Elsewhere in his 15-minute spiel, West commented on this year's presidential election results, stating that we're in a "new world" and added, "If you keep following old models, your ass is going to get Hilary Clinton'd."
While Ye has never been one to walk the straight and narrow path, nor has he been one to be politically correct, these latest antics has mostly everyone puzzled. These moments also bring to mind a tweet by West's friend and co-writer Rhymefest from a couple of months ago:
@JakeChatty my brother needs help, in the form of counseling. Spiritual & mental. He should step away from the public & yesmen & heal— Rhymefest (@RHYMEFEST) February 12, 2016