Kanye West is a very opinionated man, so it shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise that he had yet another rant up his sleeve during a show this weekend at London’s Wireless Festival.
The rapper set aside 20 minutes to give his two cents on the paparazzi, which we all know he hasn’t had a very good relationship with. During his rant, he talked about the media, his grandfather and his daughter North West. He even compared himself to some interesting looking animals.
“The media paint me as if I’m some sort of villain or like I’ve got a bad bone in my body,” West said. “I’m really more of a porcupine or a blowfish. And the photos they always take is when that blowfish is blown up or when that porcupine is defending itself from the lies and the control and the bullsh*t and the manipulation that you usually deal with if you are an artist … And sometimes my only response is ‘Aaargh! Get the f*ck out my face!'”
While West went on to explain how he understands the realities that come with celebrity life, he also said that everyone deserves to have a day off from time to time. He then went on to compare paparazzi attacks – especially during personal issues like the death of his grandfather – to non-consensual sex.
“Everybody out here, they like sex, right?” West asked. “Sex is great when both you and your partner be like, ‘Hey, this is something we want to do.’ But if one of the people don’t want to do that, what is that called? That’s called rape. That’s called violation.”
Of course, this wasn’t his first rant in London. During his first performance at the festival, which he was headlining, he was booed for ranting about Louis Vuitton and black celebrities as well as the media and advertisers brainwashing people.
But even though West spent some time ranting to the displeasure of the crowd, he DID do some classy tributes. Performing a second time in London as a replacement for Drake, who couldn’t come because of an illness, the rapper played a mini-Drake set near the middle of the show and got the crowd riled up on some of the Toronto rapper’s latest hits including “Trophies,” “We Made It” and “All Me.”
Watch him play Drake’s songs here!