Yeezy Season In Full Effect: 13 Kanye West Moments That Were Bigger Than The Music

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Whether he’s letting those Twitter fingers fly, rapping, or giving a speech at an award ceremony, when Kanye West speaks, we listen.

In true Gemini style, the 38-year-old father of two never holds back – the moment he ruined Taylor Swift‘s 2009 VMA shine with “Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you. I’ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!” is a notorious example of Yeezy word vomit. But there’s more, and a lot of it is recent.

Just days ago, while prepping for the release of his seventh solo album, The Life of Pablo, ‘Ye revealed his thoughts on Bill Cosby and his sexual assault accusers. “BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!,” ‘Ye wrote in a tweet heard ’round the nation. The random (and controversial) statement came just after Kanye’s war of words with Wiz Khalifa, during which he touched on who owned Wiz’s son, as well as the Taylor Gang rapper’s “cool pants” and ex-wife Amber Rose.

The list goes on and on. Kanye’s definitely not the guy who always says the right thing in the moment, but in his defense, there were plenty of times he said the things we were all thinking, but were too afraid to. For example, ‘Ye ain’t the only one who hates in-app purchases:

But whether we feel offended or defended by him at the time, Kanye has consistently made bold statements that we’ll never forget. Here are 11 more examples of Kanye moments that were bigger than the music.

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After Hurricane Katrina, Kanye went on live television and told viewers, “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” – and it was all during a fundraiser for victims.

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Earlier that week, he’d released his second solo album, Late Registration, which some felt was not a coincidence.

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While performing on VH1 Storytellers in 2009, Kanye said: “My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”

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On his highly praised song, “Jesus Walks,” Kanye raps: “They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus – that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God, my record won’t get played?”

Kanye woke.

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Back in 2013, Kanye infamously sat down with Sway Calloway, who inquired about the rapper’s recent rants regarding his dreams of designing. When things got heated, Kanye dropped a line fans and critics would repeat a million times over: “You ain’t got the answers, Sway!”

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Here’s how Kanye feels about himself: “I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it’s like when Biggie passed, and Jay Z was allowed to become Jay Z.”

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Kanye teamed up with author J. Sakiya Sandifer to bring the people Thank You And You’re Welcome, a book full of his personal philosophies and Kanye-isms. Kanye asked within the text: “Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?”

Sleep on that and get back to us.

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On his College Dropout anthem, “All Falls Down,” ‘Ye boldly declared: “We’ll buy a lot of clothes when we don’t really need ’em/Things we buy to cover up what’s inside/Cause they make us hate our-self and love they wealth.”

‘Tis true.

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On another College Dropout track, “Never Let You Down,” Kanye rapped:

“Now n*ggas can’t make it to the ballots to choose leadership/But we can make it to Jacob and to the dealership/That’s why I hear new music and I just don’t be feelin’ it/Racism still alive they just be concealin’ it”

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Kanye’s here, but he’s actually in the future. True story: “I see stuff from the future, and I’m such a futurist that I have to slow down and talk in the present.”

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Kanye went on The Breakfast Club last year and had this to say about his ex Amber Rose when she got caught in some Kardashian/Jenner beef: “If Kim had dated me when I first wanted to be with her, there wouldn’t be an Amber Rose…It’s very hard for a woman to want to be with someone that’s with Amber Rose. So she wasn’t sending nothing. I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim. Don’t ask me no more. I wanna be respectful.”

Nothing but respect followed.

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According to Kanye, Kim K. is better than Michelle Obama is at Instagram:

“There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue. She’s like the most intriguing woman right now. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her like every day … and collectively we’re the most influential with clothing. No one is looking at what [President] Obama is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day.”

We’ve got a feeling we can expect more unforgettable Kanye quotes soon.

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Former NFL Player Goes In On ESPN About Desean Jackson!

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Retired NFL Player Derrick Ward went capital HAM on ESPN Analysts over how they handled the Desean Jackson situation. Former Philadelphia Eagle Desean Jackson was released by the team on Friday and sparked a huge onslaught of speculation that he was a “Gangbanger”. So coming to Desean’s defense was Derrick Ward! Below are all of his tweets to The ESPN Analyst. Damn, Tell em how you really feel son!

“These ESPN analyst sound real dumb right now talking about @DeseanJackson10 They think they know what they’re talking about but they don’t. @espn stop trying to discuss a conversation you know nothing about. U guys are assuming every single thing your talking about right now. Im sorry but has @DeseanJackson10 ever been arrested? Suspended? DUI? Drugs? No so why are these dumb asses on @espn trying to make him seem Like he’s a horrible person. The NFL is so Contridictive I swear. Especially these punk ESPN Analyst. and @RonJaworski_BFL shut the F**k up. You sound so dumb right now. and fake ass Teddy Bruschi for someone who use to play in the league recently you sure are trying your hardest to act like you where Gods gift to football. I know almost everyone of your old teammates hated u because you where that one guy that everyone had on there team that goes and snitches to the head coach about other players.

Bottom line I know @DeseanJackson10 very very very well. If the Eagles where so concerned about his “Gang Ties” they wouldnt had drafted him 6 years ago Mark Dominik is the last person that should be talking about anyone with the way he handled players in @TBBuccaneers when he was the GM The @Eagles gonna cut @DeseanJackson10 because they “Think” he might know gang members but they’ll keep and resign a well known Racist? I’m born and raised in South Central LA. I have uncles who are still gang bangin cousins who still gang bang. But what does that have to do with someone playing football and ballin out for your team? I’m sorry but Every NFL team knows what there players are doing who there hangin out with. In 6 years has he had 1 single incident? 1 single crime? The NFL is a bunch of BS Im so glad I’m done with that joke of a league

Mark my words there won’t be an NFL in the next 20 years watch and see There so worried about who a player knows and a player dunking on the goal post than actually worry about whats really important. And the funny thing about it Chip Kelly coached@t Oregon which recruited players From Crenshaw HS. He knows for damn sure who’s gang banging and who’s not. A lil bro @DeseanJackson10 keep your head up. Keep doing you don’t let any of these fake no talent ass analyst on ESPN deter you from doing what you do. Keep working hard like you do everyday and when you do get on a squad and play against the sack ass @Eagles burn they ass for 10 catches 150yds 3td’s. sorry twitter for ranting but I just hate when these so called sports channels start talking about crap they have no idea about.”

Kanye West Rants That Press Rags On Him Because He’s In Inter-Racial Relationship [VIDEO]

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Yeezus! Can this guy give us a break please? Kanye West‘s most resent rant is so ridiculous that we would never have believed he actually said it had it not been for TMZ‘s video showing him spewing the nonsense himself! Take a look at his latest foolishness below!


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“Mr. West…Mr. West..Mr. Fresh..Mr. by hisself he’s so impressed!” Do you ever even research things that you think you know the answers to before you say them… front of about a gagillion people? We didn’t think so.

Let us help you out sir. Barbara Walters was famously in a relationship with a black man…back when it wasn’t trendy. Back before you were even born. So you owe her an apology for sure. (Not that we think you’ll ever give her one.)

As for everything else…funny how no one had a problem with Kim being with Ray J, or Reggie Bush, or Miles Austin or Chris Humphries….is that enough..have we listed enough black guys yet to make our point? Nobody cared about her being in relationships with them…but somehow you Kanye are so magical… that suddenly we all care about the inter-racialness of her relationship with you?

Nah we don’t care about fact nobody cares about that at all…except maybe…well you sir. You are the one making her do stupid stuff in your videos and songs that have her looking and sounding like you found her on a street corner at 3 a.m. on a Saturday night.

So you can go ahead and have a sit down now that you tried to make that stupid point..because the truth is your wrong. Nobody cares about that…your latest music…or the stupid stuff you keeps doing on stage….like ranting.

We truly feel for the people who are buying his expensive concert tickets hoping to just be entertained by good songs like “Through The Wire” and “Jesus Walks” without the buffoonery. It’s starting to seem like Crazy Uncle Kanye isn’t going to let that happen anytime soon.

We really hope he wakes up soon…before there is no one left to sit in the seats of his next tour.


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