Turns Out That Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift Thing Is Still Hilarious
We all remember that fateful night in 2009, that night when many, many celebrities gathered together and Taylor Swift won an award for her music video, only to have Kanye West snatch away her moment of glory to let everyone know that Beyonce, in fact, had the best music video. Of all time. And while that night is very clear in our memory, you know what isn't so clear? What Kanye felt like after the show was over, after the cameras stopped rolling and he had to face himself. It's not clear because we never even knew. Until now!
Gawker has obtained an audio clip that's supposed to be of Kanye ranting to some friends at dinner after the show. It definitely sounds like Kanye, in every way possible. Here, just check out what he said on that night, so many years ago:
I'm pushing the envelope! I wrote my f---in' 'Run This Town' verse for a f---in' month! When I heard Eminem's verse on the Drake s---, I went back and rewrote my s--- for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I f---in' care! You know what I'm saying? And that's what I'm saying. Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyoncé! Because I wrote my verse in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyoncé. As long as I'm alive! And if I'm alive, kill me then! Kill me then! As long as I'm alive, you gon' have to deal with it. 'Cause there ain't gonna be no more motherf---ing Elvises with no James Browns.
[A female voice asks, "Why are you so angry? What's the anger?"] Because my mother got arrested for the f---in' sit-ins. My mother died for this fame s---! I moved to f---in' Hollywood chasing this s---. My mother died because of this s---. F--- MTV.
It ain't no love. What the f--- was Pink performing? Don't nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? How the f--- Pink perform two songs and I didn't even get asked to perform "Heartless." "Heartless" is the biggest song of the year! It had the most spins of the first quarter! I don't know that Pink song! But I noticed that she's pink!
Brilliant, right? Now we know that Kanye cares so much about his music, he cancels appointments to write songs. Appointments, guys. This is a big deal. And who even knows what his point is -- Taylor Swift can't beat Beyonce because he canceled appointments? -- and who knows what Pink ever did to him, but man, every time Kanye opens his mouth, gold comes out. Wonderful, hilarious gold. So let's just be thankful for that.