Kanye West Lost His Mind Again
First, he alleged that he was tipped off before the VMAs that MTV had promised Beyoncé a win for her “Formation” video in return for her performance at the ceremony.
“I will let you know that Beyoncé is winning the video tonight for ‘Formatio’ over ‘Hotline Bling’ and ‘Famous.’” They told me beforehand so I wouldn’t run on stage. Hey, bruh, y’all ain’t gotta fuck with me, but you know I got the vision and you know I’mma gonna keep it real with you. Beyoncé, I was hurt.
This is not a super unreasonable move on the part of MTV given the man’s history with this event in particular, but still, if true, that had to have been deflating. He wasn’t done, though:
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.” In my opinion—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 forget who we are just to win. Fuck winning. Fuck looking cool. Fuck looking cool. Fuck being cool. Fuck all that, bruh. I’ve been sitting 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 sitting here to give y’all the truth.
On Beyoncé's husband, and the assassins allegedly in Beyoncé's husband's employ, West had this to say:
Jay Z, call me, bruh. You still ain’t calling me. Jay Z, call me. Aye, bruh, I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man. I’m not trying to be the man. I just am a man, the same as anybody here. I ain’t above, below none of y’all. We all equal. We all equal. This is the vibes, bro. This is the future. This is the way of thinking to make America great again.