Kanye West calls Bonnaroo organizers "fucking idiots"

June 25, 2008  |  2:26pm
“I feel the pressure, under more scrutiny. And what I do? Act more stupidly.”
Kanye West - “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”

Read any good blogs lately? Kanye has, and he's been writing some posts of his own as well.

But hey, who hasn’t done it before? You had a bad day, your money isn’t right, you get on stage two hours late at a major national music festival and the haters are lining up at your door, and you’re so angry you could just snap your Louis Vuitton shades in two. So you write a blog about it where you call said haters “squid brains” and call the organizers of the festival that just gave you headlining status “fucking idiots.” Seems a bit rash, but to be fair, Bonnaroo did not heed the cautions of “Stronger.” They were not honored by his lateness.

Admittedly, there is a certain charm to an artist who rallies around his critics and naysayers, channeling this negative energy into something new. And it felt like that’s what Ye was doing after his performance at Summer Jam. However bizarre his reaction seemed, the idea that he felt like the night belonged to Wayne and he felt compelled to go straight back to the studio to make something to blow everyone away was sort of exhilarating, a competitive spirit potentially returned that had once defined hip-hop. (Lord knows what this guy can do when inspired.) But apparently all that lies between exhilaration and, well, Kanye being Kanye, is a very thin line.

Yesterday Kanye wrote an untitled post dealing with his criticism at Bonnaroo addressed in the first line to “people who just sit around trying 2 plot my downfall.” He calls the Bonnaroo ordeal “the worst insult I’ve ever had in my life.” And did we mention all but the first few lines exercise his caps-lock option? The whole thing largely supercedes parody. You'll just have to read it for yourself.

On the glass-half-full side, the aforementioned Daft-Punk-sampling track does state that what doesn’t kill Kanye can only make him stronger. And judging solely by the fact that Mr. West was "typing so fucking hard I might break my fucking Mac book Air," dude should be much much stronger after all this blows over.

Related links:
KanyeUniversecity.com
Kanye West on MySpace
YouTube: Kanye West - "Flashing Lights"

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