Kanye West on Taylor Swift: ‘She has 2 seconds to be cool & she f–ked it up’

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Ugh, let’s do this. There are 20 million new stories about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. And for all of the positive spin Kim and her team are trying to do on Kanye’s public malfunctions, he just keeps malfunctioning. So Us Weekly claims that Kim has had enough, and she’s telling him that he needs to go into therapy. A source tells Us Weekly: “Kim is very concerned and frustrated. She and Kanye are having big problems that are escalating. Kim has demanded that Kanye get therapy.” But the source also says that Kanye “hasn’t agreed to anything.” Probably because Kanye believes he’s not crazy. Debatable, Kanye. Kanye went off another Twitter rant yesterday about craziness, the Grammys and more. He started off by saying he “would like to sit down with Neil Portnow right now.” Portnow is the CEO of the Recording Academy. Some selected tweets:

I think the Grammys are super important!!! I know so many cool artists whose hearts have been broken by the politics including mine. We need to fix this. I don’t give opinions because they are commonly agreed upon. I say what I feel. I feel the Grammy awarding system is way off and completely out of touch. Hi Grammys this is the most important living artist talking. If I’m not at the show next year then there is no show.

You like your black people a certain way also. You wouldn’t have Future perform and that man owned the clubs last summer.

All artists have a problem with it and I am going to fix it for us all starting right now.

People ask why I speak in a public forum… Well my voice is my power. Freedom of speech. Freedom of opinion. Freedom of dreams.

I’m not crazy I’m free.

No slave mindset no more. I’m free. I’m free. I’m free.

I’m not even gon lie to you. I love me so much right now.

You won’t always agree with me but I’m gon always be me. I’m woke!

[From Kanye’s Twitter]

I’m not even joking, there were like two dozen tweets that I didn’t even include. Is it wrong that I kind of want a t-shirt that says “I’m not even gon lie to you. I love me so much right now”? Kanye missed his true calling: t-shirt slogan maker. Anyway, Portnow released a statement to and about Kanye and he didn’t even blow him off. Portnow was basically like “My door’s always open, I would love to talk to Kanye about all of this.” Which is surprisingly classy.

And finally, Kanye performed at 1OAK on Tuesday night and he went off on Taylor Swift and Amber Rose, because of course he did. He called Amber a “liar” and said “that bitch never stuck no fingers in my ass. I don’t play like that.” Kanye also said, on stage, that he specifically asked Taylor Swift if she was okay with the lyric “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. I made that bitch famous” and he said she “ooohed” with approval. And he said this about Swifty too: “She not cool no more. She had two seconds to be cool, and she f—ed it up.” Oh Kanye. At this point, I don’t mind that he’s still talking and tweeting, but he really needs to stop saying anything about Taylor and Amber specifically.


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  1. LA says:

    “most important living artist”…..?

    • C says:

      NPD, delusional…..the list goes on.

      • yolo112 says:

        I just did my psych research paper on NPD and its kinda scary how accurate this is for him. Kim needs to study up on the 3 stages of relationship with a NPD person because her ego can’t handle the last stage.

      • Denisemich says:

        grandiose statements are made by Big egos.or small penises all the time. Look at Donald Trump. Somehow he has part of America buying into his crap.

        Kanye suffers from a**holeism. It is prevalant in ego centric rich guys. These men are usually CEOs and Politicians.

      • C says:

        Yolo112 you’re right!

      • drnotknowitall says:

        I posted this in another thread about him. I am a pediatric psychiatrist. While there is a superficial resemblance to several personality disorders, including NDA, I do not believe that is the proper diagnosis here. I am not diagnosing Kanye nor would I diagnose anyone from a distance. But in the most general terms, his behavior is far more consistent with a bipolar spectrum disorder. There are two tell tale signs that make an NDA diagnosis unlikely. First, his narcissism and need for recognition presents in uncontrolled outbursts rather than consistently. What we are witnessing is more common to a manic phase in which delusions of grandeur and obsessive thought patterns (Taylor Swift) are extreme for short periods of time, but otherwise less extreme or not present.

        Second, he has empathy, which NDA patients do not. They cannot conceive of how others might feel because they are consumed by their own feelings. Most often, NDA patients are the perfect con artist because they are able to take advantage of others without much concern. I don’t find that Kanye to be an NDA personality.

        As I noted, I would not diagnose anyone from afar. But I am unofficially speculating that we are watching a manic phase which needs to be treated ASAP – before he spends all of his money on “projects” and destroys his career, marriage, life. Most importantly, if he is on the BP spectrum, he needs to be treated ASAP because his eventual “down” will be disabling, at best.

        Just my 2 cents for your consideration.

      • Veronica says:

        I’m echoing drnotknowitall. I don’t think he’s classic NPD by any stretch. His vainglorious persona more often seems like a cover for severe insecurity, and he has, in the past, shown a tremendous amount of thought and consideration in his musical work that would imply empathy. His behavior strikes me as more self-destructive than anything else.

      • L. says:

        Ya, I agree with @drnotknowitall. My first thoughts were BP. I don’t know enough about NPD and am no one to even venture into a diagnosis. Just sticking a mental health label on someone who maybe undiagnosed is not fair to people who actually are subject to such symptoms. It gives people with mental health issues a bad rap…. but really Kanye whats going on here buddy. Just take an Ativan and call a professional. You have the money to get a good doctor.
        OMG Kim might have to make this CALL!!! He never will.

    • LookyLoo says:

      What the eff is wrong with him??

      • Sabrine says:

        Kim will probably dump him eventually. It’s got to be stressful for her having to deal with his almost daily craziness and rude behavior to other people. It shouldn’t be too difficult since they keep their money separate.

      • Shaunna says:

        This reminds me of the Charlie Sheen tiger blood speaking tour!

      • Chrissy says:

        From all reports, they don’t even live together full-time. She’s not being bombarded with this 24-7 like a normal wife would IMO.

      • jm says:

        I think their relationship lasted on her basically worshiping him and now that she sees how crazy he is its a question of how much she is willing to put up with to be married to him, he is a actual celebrity and that somewhat legitimizes her….

    • crab says:

      “If I’m not at the show next year then there is no show”
      I………am at loss for words!! Just wow!!

    • doofus says:

      again…if you have to KEEP TELLING PEOPLE that you’re the “greatest artist”…

      …YOU’RE NOT.

    • Sarah(too) says:

      No kidding. If you have to tell people you are important, then you are not important. At this point, is Kanye famous for music or famous for being Kanye? He’s a true Kardashian – K name and all.

  2. lilacflowers says:

    “Hi Grammys this is the most important living artist talking.”

    No. Just no.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      I want to say that’s the worst thing he’s ever tweeting but it’s not, it just doesn’t stop someone please stop him. Someone who really cares about him needs to seek medical help & take away his phone. Sadly, at this point I think he’s burned a lot of bridges over the years & he only has the Kardashian klan

    • saras says:

      Lol so Kanye is the greatest artist of all time and performing at 1Oak like a celebrity party host a la Disick!?! Hahaha ok Mr. Krazypants…

    • funcakes says:

      If these two weren’t millionaires I think Taylor would have enough evidence for a restraining order.

  3. Kate says:

    His obsession with Taylor is weird.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:


      • Denisemich says:

        -1. I don’t think Swifty is awful… I sing her songs in the car but they all sound the same.

        Literally they all sound the same and she is always a victim.
        I agree with Kanye, President Obama and the silent minority;taylor is not all that.

        Can’t she pretend to have one fat friend..

      • Rachel says:

        Whether you like her music or think she has no talent, that still doesn’t give him the right to refer to her as a bitch in one of his songs and then continue to berate her for expressing disapproval over it. The story isn’t about her talent. He *is* obsessed with her. He needs to just LET IT GO and stop talking!!

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Denisemich, her music or talent doesn’t matter in this situation. It is indeed weird how he keeps bringing her up. HIs moment with her happened 7 years ago. 7 years! He needs to let it go.

      • denisemich says:

        @tiffany, Taylor just gave kanye an award at vmas

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Yes, so clearly she had gotten over the VMA thing from 2009. He has repeatedly said she still owes him something from that moment.

      • marymoon says:

        Taylor presented a VMA award to Kanye, she did not create a New BFF award to gift him with.

    • Mia V. says:

      He’s gonna call on her cats since she doesn’t have kids.

      • lucy2 says:


        Also, she hasn’t really said a word about all this, has she? Friends have, but not her directly. So maybe that’s why he’s so pissed, he’s trying to provoke a reaction and she’s giving him nothing.

      • Mia V. says:

        @lucy2 She’ll write a song about it and win another Grammy.

      • SugarQuill says:

        @Mia V., oh I sincerely hope that happens. Kanye would Twitter rant himself into a ball of rage and hopefully explode. :D

      • Lama Bean says:

        Lol! Meredith happened because of ME.

        I feel like we are witnessing another Amanda Bynes-like meltdown.

      • katie says:

        Watch out, Meredith. Kanye is coming for you. And you, other cat whose name escapes me at the moment.

      • Deedee says:

        Lol. I had a good chuckle with that. Ps. The other cat’s name is Olivia Benson.

      • marymoon says:

        It drives a narcissist crazy/crazier to be ignored – and one so grandiose and delusional to refer to themselves as “the most important of all time” … it must make his head spin to get no response, no reaction at all from her. Good on her.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I think he keeps mentioning her because (in part) he knows that it’ll keep his name in the news / indirectly promote his music. There’s no such thing as bad publicity, right?

      • Lisa says:

        That motto is what PMK’s business plan is based on, isn’t it? He truly has become Kanye Kardashian. What a weak, pathetic man he is. SMH

    • Tate says:

      Creepy. Weird and creepy.

      • Jen43 says:

        Weird and creepy are my exact thoughts. I don’t think it’s for publicity anymore.

        Kanye needs to stop. Whomever he rants at comes off smelling like a rose. No matter how valid his point is, it get lost in his tantrum. Which is a shame.

      • Thinker says:

        Came here to just say one thing: if I were Taylor or Amber I’d hire and extra body guard or two. Kanye’s feelings toward them are beyond obsessive. AND I believe his relationship with both of these women exists only in his own mind.

        The whole thing is disturbing.

    • daj1979 says:

      i totally was thinking the same. if i were her i think i might be getting alarmed at this point. like restraining order- alarmed. what is the deal.

  4. Lily says:

    What is so wrong with butt play and why does Kanye think is such a shameful thing to do????

    • Eleonor says:

      I don’t see anything wrong, but certain straight men think if they admit they love that stuff they can be labelled as “gay”, which apparantely is something to be ashamed.
      Another way to be “homophobic” I think.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      Kanye was to be looked up as a man’s man, he ‘s married to (in his mind) is the perfect sexiest woman alive. So being linked to butt play which is to him something that only gay men do is wrong & affects that front that he has. I think Amber knew this too, she knew that he would hate for people to know about it & that’s he’s ashamed of it. He shouldn’t be but c’mon it’s Kanye we are talking about so of course he is.

      • Colette says:

        Kanye’s buddy Riccardo Tisci is an openly gay man.If he was concerned about being labeled gay he wouldn’t wear matching outfits with a gay man,IMO.From my experience,homophobic dudes don’t publicly associate with gay guys.They may kick it with openly gay guys on the DL.

      • dagdag says:

        There is Kanye West who invests millions of dollars in his fashion and look at his circle, Riccardo Tisci, Carine Roitfeld, Olivier Rousteing, Conde Nast, with Anna Wintour and Franca Sozziani, Karl Lagerfeld, and there is Kanye West who portrays himself as an OG in hip hop and rap and wants to sell mainstream. Both are illusions.

        A real „genius“ gifted rapper, outside of mainstream, would sell, not as big of course, regardless of his sexual preference.

        In fashion, sexual preference, has never been of importance.

        Kanye West just can not make up his mind as what he wants to been seen.

        I have no sympathy for him, be what you are, do not dance at two weddings at the same time.

  5. Lora says:

    When someone tries to deny something so strongly, its probably true… Fingers! :)

  6. nicole says:

    Can you imagine being married to him and having to listen to this crap non-stop? While raising two kids? I actually feel sorry for Kim. A third divorce seems healthier than staying with this guy.

    • Beatrice says:

      I never thought I could feel sorry for a Kardashian, but I agree with you. If he spouts this level of crazy in public, what must he do in private??? I find his obsession with Taylor Swift (and to some extent Amber) really strange. Of course I guess as the greatest living artist, the object of his obsession should be grateful for his attention.

    • swack says:

      He was like this before they married. She new what she was getting into. Plus they don’t seem to be together all that much.

      • Kitten says:

        This. It’s not like Kanye became Kanye overnight.
        No sympathy for Kim whatsoever.

      • Camille says:

        Me neither. She knew what she was in for and that family has more interest in the $$ and prestige that having an actual A Lister in the family can do for them.

        Personally speaking but I would be mortified being married to someone that behaves that way and so publicly.

    • Tate says:

      I don’t feel sorry for her. She married him to get to another level of fame. Have fun with this, Kim!

    • Snowflake says:

      You guys, they don’t have a marriage like we do. They don’t live together. I doubt she has to listen to him very much. She’s going to divorce him soon, that’s why all these stories to make you feel sorry for her and not tear her apart for getting divorced. Looks like its working.

      • nicole says:

        Good point about their marriage being less traditional. But I don’t know if the Kardashians are making us feel bad for her in an attempt to foreshadow the divorce, Kanye’s own words are providing the justification.

      • aims says:

        Good point snow. They’re marriage is the traditional see each other day in and out. My first reaction is sympathetic towards Kim. She has a toddler,a newborn and she has to deal with a maniac. But then I thought, she had nannies, unlimited money to leave whenever possible and PMK, who’s a pitbull. I think somewhere down the line, maybe the way he was raised, he was never told to put his attitude in check. He’s unstable and when Kim does leave him, she going to have a vault full of evidence to show Kanye is unstable to be around their kids.

    • katie says:

      Is this her third marriage? For some reason I thought it was her fourth.

      • swak says:

        The first guy was Damon Thomas and they were married from 2000 – 2004 (had to look it up). Kris H was the second one – married 72 days. So Kanye is the 4th. She was in a long relationship with Reggie Bush – 2 years. I only know all this because I looked it up.

      • swak says:

        So Kanye is the 3rd – brain fart!

  7. SugarQuill says:

    “Hi Grammys this is the most important living artist talking.”

    I just can’t anymore with this clown.

    I’m with Kaiser on the t-shirt slogan maker thing. The stuff Kanye word vomits is pure gold. Completely delusional, of course, but pure gold.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      My shirt needs to say “You won’t always agree with me but I’m gon always be me. I’m woke!”

      • Crumpet says:

        Yes! That is my slogan vote as well. Heheh.

      • SugarQuill says:

        I’m torn between “I’m not even gon lie to you. I love me so much right now.” and “I made it so we can wear tight jeans” from his toddler tantrum against Wiz Khalifa. This man is a walking, talking, tweeting soundbite. Now if his fashion line would work on THIS sort of thing, I might even fork over some cash for it. The homeless chic he’s trying to force on us, however – no way, Jose.

      • GingerCrunch says:

        Kaiser’s idea IS pure gold! I could see my 20 year old son scraping his pennies together to buy some crazy a$$ Kanye shirt. That’s definitely where the money is!!! Lolz

      • Christin says:

        Tantrum Tees. Or Kwote Klothing.

      • SugarQuill says:

        LOL @ Tantrum Tees. Somebody needs to get on this immediately. :D

      • Gardenia says:

        Tantrum Tees! Haha, awesome, Christin! I would actually consider buying one of those funny t-shirts.

      • Tara says:

        Yes! I’m the target audience for Tantrum Tees! Then I can stop pinning little pieces of paper to my shirt that say things like “must you?”

  8. Jess says:

    I’m finding his obsession with Taylor kind of weird.

    At the same time, I think that maybe he thinks that the position of power or influence that she has in the industry, and her huge album sales and success should be his?

    • Crumpet says:

      I think his NPD little mind is trying to justify why he grabbed the mike away from her that day. She’s gotten to him, that’s for sure. If I were her, I would look into a restraining order. His constant tweets about her are creepy for sure.

  9. RandomGirl says:

    Dear Donda, please appear before your boy and perform one hell of a divine intervention before he gets sectioned. This crazy sees no end.

    • dagdag says:

      Do not count on Donda, she made this little a…whole. I remember an interview, Kanye was in his early 20th, where she said, she kisses the ground he walks on. She also said about Kanye´s obsession with porn, that everybody watches porn.

      • Gardenia says:

        Yep, I remember that too. She also said he was a prince, and that she told him so every day. I can’t help but think that she contributed to Kanye’s ego issues. It’s curious. By all accounts, she was an intelligent person who worked hard, got an education and carved out a very good career for herself. An English professor! She must have had culture and intelligence. But Kanye turned out like this. Ah well.

      • anon33 says:

        Most men do, though. And if they tell you they don’t, well then I have a bridge to sell you…

    • dagdag says:

      Most men is not everbody. Females still outnumber males.

    • Dr. Funkenstein says:

      She’s busy riding a unicorn. Maybe later.

  10. Aussie girl says:

    I’m not even gon lie to you. I love me so much right now.

    That is my favourite one. Next time I have that great day were something amazing happens, or everything is going good. I’m so going to be saying this.

  11. Citresse says:

    I don’t really follow these people other than reading some headlines, but the entire story is so bizarre. It seems like West has some kind of obsession with Swift? Why Swift? There are so many stories from this family it’s too difficult to figure out fact from fiction. However, if it’s true West is now 53 million in the red, I suspect this marriage won’t go on much longer.

  12. Allie says:

    I neeeeed a shirt that says “Hi Grammys this is the most important living artist talking.” NEED. I think there is a resemblance of truth in his Taylor story, otherwise why is he so stuck in this? Just like it’s true about the fingers in the booty with Amber, he can’t stop talking about it because it’s true and it’s driving him mad.

  13. Lilou says:

    Grammar question : “that b***h NEVER stuck NO fingers in my a*s”.

    Two negatives? Shouldn’t he write “that b***h NEVER stuck fingers in my a*s” ???

    Unless she really did stuck fingers in his a*s ??

  14. swack says:

    Did he go to the Grammy’s this year? No and the show still went on. It’s getting beyond ridiculous.

    • dawn says:

      And although there were some terrible gaffs I found it mostly enjoyable. I loved the group singing Girl Crush and I am sure old big mouth would have found some way to ruin the moment. There is a reason why Bey stays away from him as much as she can.

  15. Birdix says:

    Maybe the lack of sleep with a newborn and a toddler is getting to him? That’s all I’ve got. I knew someone who’d go on similar rants (and is a brilliant writer/editor) and I finally had to completely cut off all contact. Best decision I ever made.

  16. NewWester says:

    What is his obsession with those women? As for Kim, I would not be tolerating this crap much longer. He is showing no respect at all for his wife and the mother of his children. If Kanye is mentally ill or has a drug problem let’s hope he gets help. If he is just being a donkey’s rear end, then he deserves all the crap that Demon Mother and the rest of the House of Vipers will throw at him in a divorce( which is coming soon)

    “that bitch never stuck no fingers in my ass” No Kanye it wasn’t fingers it was a fist

    There fixed it for you

  17. Nancy says:

    I almost understand his Amber nonsense because she plays the same game as he does. It’s no secret I have no love for Taylor, but I don’t envy her. He is undeniably obsessed with her and I sure as hell wouldn’t want to be stuck in his head. I think he truly believes he made her relevant and takes full responsibility for her success. Kim, take a minute away from self-absorbing and reel in your man, dude is losing it.

    • Crumpet says:

      Do you honestly think she has any control over him whatsoever? Having been married to an out of control man, I can tell you, you don’t. All you can do is put your head down and solder on while they yammer. Ugh.

      • Nancy says:

        She knew him for years before marrying him. She knows him, yet she chose to marry him and have two children. I see pieces of him trying to control her, but she is a dominant force that usually gets what she wants. So yes, I think she can do something, or at least her mother can. Damage control for the Kardashians is right up there with plastic surgery.

  18. vauvert says:

    Ima gonna let you finish, Kanye, only because you don’t need any of us to say anything. You are making it clear how far off the rails you are gone with every tweet. Free Adidas for everyone? Who is paying for that? ‘Cause a “businessman” such as yourself should know that things cost money. Someone has to pay for them free shoes (except count me out, I wouldn’t wear those abominations no matter how free they were. Shame on Adidas for ruining their brand.) That’s why people don’t even have one shoe… Or whatever other crap you were tweeting the other day.
    And the Amber /TS issue has gone too far a long time ago. Curious how long it will take for the KW apologists to post multiple times here about how his music is the greatest, as if that were an excuse fo any of his deranged behaviour. (I know, you told me yesterday it was not cool to say he needs meds. When do you think it will be ok to say it, when he harms himself or others?)

    • Saks says:

      This. Also I think that if they are actually giving them away is because probably nobody is buying his ugly shoes.

  19. Heat says:

    When an artist puts so much importance on being recognized as an “artist”…and decides that their value to the public is based on the awards and accolades they receive, they lose all credibility with me.
    I respect the performers who do so for the love of their craft, and for the love of providing entertainment to the masses, not for their immature need for large-scale acknowledgement.

  20. Jess says:

    I really think he’s mentally ill and going off the deep end right now. I watched that video and he’s so frantic while shouting all this crap about Amber and Taylor, something just seems off, he’s manic.

    • marymoon says:

      All his screws are loose. “Make her stop trying to make up stories”. It doesn’t matter how many hissy fits he throws about it, no one with live brain cells believes that Taylor Swift said “Ooh, I like that line”. His delusions are disturbing.

      eta: Oh, and #FITBAB

  21. pauline says:

    I’m sad for his kids, actually. He has a newborn son, shoudn’t he be focusing on him and be overjoyed? Instead he’s obsessing over stupid things like his own supposed greatness and wether or not he did butt stuff with his ex GF… that’s sad and disturbing.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      I’m scared for his kids! To be raised with THIS in your life on a daily basis? Those poor, sweet innocents. I really mean that.

  22. Atpeace says:

    ‘That b*tch never stuck no fingers in my a**.’ Double negative!
    Here’s a genuine question: how good is his music? I’m not massively into hip hop and I honestly don’t understand why people still take this clown seriously. Unless he really IS amazing and the world puts up with his toddler tantrums because of what he gives musically. If one of the musicians I love talked about his sexual preferences publically I would wonder why and I wouldn’t care unless it was something illegal. I would still buy and love their music, even if their personality was a bit unhinged. But with Kanye.. I feel all he has to offer is soap opera and spelling mistakes. So does he produce amazing music? Is he an awesome artist? I honestly don’t know any songs apart from the Gold Digger one and that’s a cover anyway.

    • Josefina says:

      He had some very original and truly deep music in his early career. Now he says Versace 7 times in a row and calls it abstract art.

    • Cynthia says:

      I loathe what he has become now, but his music used to be soo good! Late registration is one of my favourite albums ever. I didn’t expect much from his last album, but it has some brilliant moments in between. He’s
      not a genius but he’s definitely talented!

    • Gardenia says:

      He’s definitely talented.

  23. dc says:

    Same comment as yesterday:

    Sit down and Shut up Kanye!

  24. OTHER RENEE says:

    This all reeks of a publicity stunt cooked up by PMK. Everyone has his or her role. Kanye acts crazy so people buy his clothes and albums. Kim acts beleaguered so people comment on how sorry they feel for her. Etc.

  25. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Kanye West ranting about Taylor and Amber? Must be a day ending in a Y. 😴

    So the same way Obama was personally calling him on the house phone is how Taylor was so excited to have him reference her as a sex object in the song? Sure Kanye.

    The only part I agree with is the ‘cool’ part. Taylor has been working so hard to be seen as cool and down with hip hop acts. She wasn’t going to screw that up by intentionally pissing off Kanye and having a new fanbase reject her.

  26. lucy2 says:

    “I feel the Grammy awarding system is way off and completely out of touch.”

    Really? Would he like to give his trophies back since they apparently aren’t awarding them properly?
    His heart has been broken by the politics? He’s won 21 Grammys in the past 10 years. TWENTY-ONE. By the way he talks you’d think he’s been constantly snubbed, but he’s won repeatedly as a performer, a songwriter, and a producer. There are many talented performers who have never won, and some who have never even been nominated. WTF is he complaining about?!?!

    • Cynthia says:

      He’a always won in rap and r&b categories though, almost never in major categories. The same goes for Beyonce’ who has won a lot of Grammys but almost always within her genre.
      I know it’s hard to undestand his message amongst all this crazyness and narcissism but his point is valid. Actually this point has been made in the hip hop community for years.

      • lucy2 says:

        There is a valid point that a rap album hasn’t won Album of the Year yet, and I know so many people were rooting for Kendrick Lamar to take it this year. R&B has had much greater success in the major categories, but no, rap hasn’t yet.

        But I think most musicians typically win just in their genre. Kanye makes rap and R&B music, so he’s going to win mostly in those categories, just like country, New Age, jazz, etc artists are going to win mostly in theirs. There are a lot talented musicians who win in categories that never even have a shot at the major award nominations, let alone a win.

        My issue with Kanye yelling at the Grammys is that he’s happy to accept everything he has won, but as soon as he loses to someone else, or someone he doesn’t like or know wins, he throws a hissy fit and declares the whole thing out of touch and wrong, and thinks he’s speaking for everyone. He wants everything to go his way, all the time.

  27. Lynnie says:

    Wow long time no comment! (School will do that to you 😢)

    The only things I have to say are:

    I believe Kanye is telling the truth about Taylor having prior knowledge of the use of her name in one of his songs. Just the other day an old Grammy producer Ken Ehlirch came out with a statement that Taylor did in fact have full knowledge of everything that was going on. As far as I know he doesn’t have any links to Kanye or Taylor so why get involved?

    On the other hand, serves Kanye right for being played by the very people he sold out to. Use all the Confederate flags and New Black diction you want Kanye, that’s not gonna change who they see.

    Kanye does make some very good points about the Grammy’s being hypocritical in what they deem to be worthy of awards. It’s one thing if the show is supposed to represent art, but then have it represent true musicians all the time instead of cherry picking when. Example: Many people said Beyoncé’s BEYONCÉ lost out to Beck’s album, because he was supposedly the better musician of the two, it had substance, etc, and it didn’t matter if it didn’t move as many copies as the former did. Yet Kendrick’s To Pimp A Butterfly was highly lauded and praised for all the musical aspects it brought (I’m not a critic so I don’t know the specific terms sorry) yet lost out to Taylor’s 1989, which other than the fact it was massively popular, was your standard pop album.

    But as usual his point gets lost in the crazy and that’s all people will focus on. I hope he gets help for his sake.

    • Cynthia says:

      +1000! The Grammys have a problem with hip-hop and r&b, it’s so evident. Still, they trip over themselves to award white people who perform black music.
      The Guardian has an interesting article about this, regarding the same problem within the Brits awards.

    • Leah says:

      Heres the thing i love Hip Hop and R&B but i wasn’t upset when Beck won. Becks been around for 100 of years, hes a multi instrumentalist, he writes all his own songs, hes genuinely an incredibly talented musician. He had never won one of the big prizes at the grammys. I also don’t think Beyonces album was necessarily that good that it was indisputably the best album of the year so for me that one comes down to Kanye being obsessed with Beyonce and disrespectful to Beck.
      Now in the case of Taylors 1989 vs to pimp a butterfly i totally have to agree, equally when Macklemore took home the Grammy over Kendricks Good Kid, Maad City.
      I genuinly do think theres an argument that white artists are taken more seriously than black Hip Hop and R &B stars. I just don’t think it helps to drag someone like Beck into it.
      The brits are even worse then the grammys. Last night Kendrick lost to Justin bieber which is just beyond ridiculous.

      • jm says:

        Dragging someone like Beck into it ends up weakening their whole argument because it cant be “we deserve to win no matter what.” I always go after peoples arguments for this type of stuff – you can’t just pick at everything because then you look petty and they can argue the weaker points. If you pick out the specific instances that you really were wronged and focus on those the other party has no real way to answer…

      • Lynnie says:

        I only brought Beck into this, because to me those are the most recent examples that fit the point I was trying to make. AOTY isn’t really about the sonically best album of the year unless the panel decides that’s the excuse they’re going to use to justify their pick. Also all 4 albums in question totally highlight the bias the Grammys have towards not only Hip-Hop/R n’ B acts, but towards artists in general that don’t fit their mold.

        Beck and Kendrick both had amazing albums, with real talent behind the whole process which appealed to their limited target audiences.

        Beyoncé and Taylor on the other hand catered to the pop crowd yet their albums have influenced multiple movements, discussions, trends and will forever be a part of pop culture.

        If AOTY was about talent Beck and Kendrick should’ve won in their respective years.

        If AOTY was about relevance than Beyoncé and Taylor should’ve have been winners.

        Yet instead we see this moving of the goalposts (hard work for last year, $$$ for this one) every single year that ensures the same people/crowd get the trophies ,and frankly if it’s annoying to the average Joe imagine how it must feel for the stars themselves. That’s the point I believe Kanye was making.

        (Also Beck’s been on the scene roughly around the same time Beyoncé was (since the mid 90s), so I don’t feel like he has an edge over her in that department. Everything else I’d be happy to talk to you about =)

      • jm says:

        @Lynnie sorry I should have read more carefully – my comments were about arguments in general. I was thinking about Kanye complaining about Beck. Your moving goalposts comment was totally legitimate. Id love to go over/think about it more, but I spent most of the work day out already and actually have to do stuff now!

        just about time – Becks been around since the mid 80′s and Beyonce became a solo artist in early 2000s, so he has been around for a bit longer – not to take away from her. As much as I don’t totally care for her just based on the Superbowl girl can perform…

    • Wendy says:

      I believe he reached out about using her name, I do not believe for a second he implied they might have sex or that he is responsible for her career and she was all like ohhhhhhhhh.

    • Deedee says:

      I think that Erlich retracted his statement about Sifty having heard the track and admitted he misstated what she said to him.

  28. CFY says:

    Well I hope Josh Groban does part 2 of singing Kanye’s tweets.

  29. Kaye says:

    To me this has gone beyond publicity. It seems more like a type of behavior that one would find illustrated in the DSM-IV. I hope someone is available to give him some real help.

  30. Josefina says:

    So now Kim is a heroic survivor and Taylor is too mature to care about this. Kanye is the PR equivalent of the tooth fairy.

  31. HK9 says:

    OMG! STAHP! He needs to put down whatever it is he’s smoking and just STAHP!

  32. catladyjenn says:

    He is so far out there. He desperately needs mental health help. He is going to do something so crazy, we will never stop talking about him. Kim and family need to be careful

    • Josefina says:

      Not really. Hes just a douchebag with too much money and free time who tweets too muchos.

    • drnotknowitall says:

      I agree he needs professional help ASAP. I don’t see him as a danger to others – as of yet. But he is absolutely a danger to himself. Given his mental state, I certainly would not recommend him being left alone with his children, not because I think he will be violent. But because his sense of reality is slipping.

  33. The Original Mia says:


  34. The Original Tiffany says:


    On second thought-imma let you finish because you are pure amusement at this point.

  35. Jen says:

    I find the comments about “no slave mindset no more…..i’m free” particularly interesting. Sounds to me as though he’s gone off his meds. He reminds me a bit of my ex that was schizophrenic. That is the worst kind of roller coaster to be on.

  36. Amy Tennant says:

    I know I’m out-of-touch, but I think I would know next-to-nothing about Kanye if it weren’t for this site. He may be “the most important living artist”, but I don’t really know his work. I probably didn’t know his name until the Taylor Swift thing, and without this site I couldn’t have picked him out of a lineup.

  37. Shaunna says:

    It seems like he is on a manic rant just like Charlie Sheen was a couple years ago. Taylor has outsold Kanye 2:1 in total album sales and Kanye is jealous of her success. I do believe he is broke due to self funding his “fashion” line. The fingers in the butt must be true or he would not keep bringing it up. He is an illiterate moron who is unraveling!

  38. Ennie says:

    He’s had his life to try to be cool and a gentleman and he chooses to act like a toddler.

  39. pandabird says:

    Wasn’t it not too long ago that he said he didn’t care about the Grammy’s? I would look up those articles, but I’m too lazy at the moment. Man, it must be so exhausting having to deal with him.

  40. jm says:

    That “two seconds to be cool” thing sounds to me like him admitted he never contacted her and she had a chance to cover for him but didn’t….

  41. Elle says:

    Every time I read his rants I think: he’s been doing lines

  42. serena says:

    Yeah too bad Taylor, you had two seconds to be cool if you accepted to be called a bi*h etc on his song.
    Also this line made me laugh so much “Hi Grammys this is the most important living artist talking.”… sure Kanye, keep deluding yourself.

  43. Kelly says:

    He honestly seems obsessed with Taylor Swift and Amber. He acts like a petulant child who constantly throws tantrums when anything negative is said about him, and I mean simple opinions he can’t take.

    And why is the media and fans not calling him out for going after someone’s kids again? He brought up the critics kids again yesterday. Can you imagine what he would do if someone said something about his kids?

    He makes me sick and I really hope his album and clothing line flops. He desperately needs a dose of humility!

  44. Hannah says:

    Methinks the lady doth protest too much is the first thing that comes to mind w/ re to #fingersinthebooty.
    this guy is so highly strung it’s insane, It almost doesn’t matter if he’s crazy or not, living with that kind of rage isnt healthy. He needs to get some therapy either way.

  45. Elsie Otter says:

    Kanye asked Taylor Swift if she was okay with the lyric, and she “ooohed” with approval?! LOL. What really happened:

    Taylor’s assistant: “Taylor, Kanye is on the phone for you – again.”

    Taylor: “Oh dear God. Fine.”
    Taylor: [Answers phone] “Hello?”

    Kanye: [45 minute manic rant about fingers in the booty, Beyonce, Grammys, his greatness, Dora the Explorer, writing a song about Taylor.]

    Taylor: [Waters her plants and plays with her cats. Meredith does something cute.] “Oooh.”

    And that is how Taylor “approved” of his song lyric.

    • Giddy says:

      Or…..Taylor’s got him on speaker where he babbles and raves while she plays with Meredith. Suddenly an emergency!!!! Meredith’s about to cough up a hairball!!! So Taylor says “Gotta go, my cat needs me, thanks for calling.” To Kanye that means that she just agreed with whatever he just said. Taylor calls a minion to dispose of the hairball, and wonders why Kanye called.

  46. kitty orchid says:

    Kanye is “obsessed” with Amber and Taylor Swift because they both injured his massive ego. Amber did it when she dumped him a few years back. Taylor did it when she had the audacity to win major Grammy awards and he wasn’t given any. His jealousy and anger are eating him alive. In my opinion, these are classic symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

    • drnotknowitall says:

      With due respect, obsessive thought patterns is not a classic symptom of NDA nor would a single symptom count toward a diagnosis. I agree he is presenting with obsessive thought patterns. I just disagree on your conclusion. Sorry.

  47. Annabelle says:

    Taylor Swift LOVES this right now! You know she does….he’s making her more famous.

  48. Paisley says:

    An ego bigger than Kim’s.

  49. Tacos and TV says:

    Kanye west needs a f**king reality check. Who does he think he is? Oh.. that’s right, I forgot, he thinks he is GOD. My bad. The thing is, Kanye West makes music and creates ugly clothes. That’s it. He doesn’t do a god damn thing to change the world or make it a better place. He’s not a nice person, he is a bit misogynistic and constantly whines. I just can’t with him!

  50. word says:

    So Kanye gets to tell us what’s cool or not huh? Kanye, your time is up, and so is your wife’s time. Are either of you “cool”? You both are a joke. Stop it.

    When he was on stage he also said his wife “handled Amber”. What does that even mean? Did she pay her off to keep her mouth shut? That’s what most people think.

  51. Carey says:

    Why do everyone think he’s must be mentally unstable?
    Are we sure he doesn’t have a substance abuse problem? He melts down, he takes things back later almost as if he’s sobered up.
    Didn’t he go to rehab before?

    • me says:

      After the rant he did onstage at 1 OAK, the paps caught him driving. He was not under the influence of anything other than delusion and big ego. People seem to think he must be mentally ill in order to be a piece of sh*t. Some people are just assholes plain and simple. Kanye simply does not care. I really do believe some of this is a marketing ploy…the rest is him just being a spoiled, rich, self-indulging jerk. He and Kim have a lot in common. She too has a big ego and thinks she’s above all. The only difference is that Kanye tells the world what he thinks of himself and others out of HIS OWN MOUTH, while Kim uses Jonathan Cheban to do that.

      I highly doubt Kim is telling Kanye to get therapy. She didn’t even care about Rob getting therapy and told him to just “snap out of it”.

      Lastly, everyone google blac chyna’s mom. She went on an epic instagram rant against the Kardashians.

    • drnotknowitall says:

      I don’t see evidence of substance abuse as it could not be sustained for this long and at this extreme without him collapsing on an alley or on stage. I’m not discounting substance abuse. I am simply saying that I don’t believe that to be the cause of the issues we are seeing.

  52. Alexa de Vere says:

    I watched the people vs oj Simpson last night and, weirdly, oj reminded me a bit of Kanye- so hot headed, irascible and full of fury when under pressure. Not sure if anyone else would agree but but mr de vere could see it too.
    I think things up at kardashian heights are getting totally fascinating now- he’s malfunctioning waaaay beyond his contracted boundaries but could be too big for even pimp mama Kris to hem in now. Interesting too that tugs is reportedly behind on the rental payments for kylies car.

  53. clickjen says:

    He is not a narcissist. That would give him an excuse beyond his control for his deplorable behavior. He’s just a jerk. A mean nasty jerk.

  54. donda (rest her soul) must be sooo sad right now…. her son’s mental illness is at a peak.

  55. Anastasia says:

    Dear Kanye and Taylor:

    I don’t like either one of you. Not one bit. You could both go away forever, and I’d be thrilled.


  56. Amy Tennant says:

    No room for fingers in the bootybutt; his head is in there

  57. ol cranky says:

    am I the only one who’d like to lock Kanye & Donald Trump up together so they can impose their narcissism on each other and leave the rest of us alone?

  58. Guest says:

    Okay im about to say something controversial.
    I think there was a conversatiomn between Taylor and He, I think he asked;
    Kanye: ” Taylor can I give you a shoutout in my song. One of the greatest songs that will ever made?”

    Taylor: ” ha ha, Sure and if you want you can join me on stage! Afterwords we can bake and be…”

    Then a few weeks later Kanye, made the greatest song ever.

    Or kanye is losing his mind.
    Also I find it weird that Kim and Kanye made a big deal of saying they were over the Butterfinger comment. Spoke to Wiz and Amber but yet, Kanye calls Amber a “B1tch”? I don’t know.

  59. frantasticstar says:

    What a W*nker WITH A CAPITAL W (as he likes).

  60. MSat says:

    I just watched an old episode of SNL where Kanye was the guest host. He did a hilarious sketch making fun of himself, post-VMA Taylor Swift debacle, where he interrupted a child winning a blue ribbon at a pumpkin contest. (see the clip here: https://vimeo.com/119702673).

    It’s sad that he has become the actual caricature that he was making fun of in that clip.

  61. Caz says:

    This is just PR. The Klan has a new member Krazy Kanye. It’s just a role.

    None of the Klan has to deal with him – they don’t live together.