Watch Kanye West rant about Justin Timberlake, the Grammys, music and moreBy Ru Johnson | February 25th, 2013 | No Comments »
You can add Justin Timberlake to the list of things Kanye West doesn’t like. The outspoken rapper veered off the rails at his London show on Saturday night, going on an anti-establishment rant that jabbed at everyone from the Grammy’s to the music business overall, Rolling Stone reports. It’s not unusual for West to air his grievances with audiences about the ills of being a famous musician, but this rant was a bit different.
Kanye took to the stage railing against corporate endorsements, lightly dissing Beyonce’s multi-million dollar endorsement with Pepsi in the process. He also went on a tirade, about not being down with Justin Timberlake’s latest track “Suit & Tie.” West did make the caveat that he supports his friend and mentor Jay-Z but he cannot cosign the song. He mentions the Taylor Swift VMA’s debacle of years past but refers to it as “the Beyonce thing.”
It might be that Kanye is over the exploitation of rap artists, as he has spoken out against in the past, or maybe he was just having one of those nights.
Ru Johnson is an arts and culture music writer living in Denver. You can follow her on Twitter here.
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