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Tape of Kanye West Ranting About Taylor Swift + Other Things Leaks

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We said it wouldn’t die and it won’t! The Kanye West-Taylor Swift drama rages on, as some gasoline has been poured on the still-raging fire, which began burning in ’09.

A tape of West explaining his interruption of Swift‘s VMAs speech has landed online and it makes absolutely no sense. His explanation and rationale? Because he took two days to write a verse, Swift didn’t deserve to win over Beyonce. Wait, what? Huh?

We have no idea how Yeezy got from A to B. His logic? Yeah, we’re not following…

And we bet Bey hates having her good name sullied by this nonsense.

The tape, leaked by Gawker, finds Yeezy explaining why he jacked the mic from Swift and humiliated her. (In reality, he made himself look the part of a fool.) He also was mad that Pink performed twice while he was not asked at all.

He also spoke about his mother dying for fame – she passed away while having plastic surgery.

The audio is said to be recorded secretly while West was having dinner with friends, post-VMAs, on Sept. 13, 2009. He was at a table with other musicians who are not identifiable by their voices. They were at the Corner Bistro in NYC.

The audio is here, with the transcript below.

I’d rather just let the [inaudible] speak for itself. You know, it’s like, I was happy to be in a situation where people couldn’t say, oh, I was trying to promote my own song. For the times that I’ve, like, defended myself… [Tape break] I’m pushing the envelope! I wrote my f—in’ ‘Run This Town’ verse for a f—in’ month! When I heard Eminem’s verse on the Drake s—, I went back and rewrote my shit for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I fuckin’ care! You know what I’m saying? And that’s what I’m saying. Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyoncé! Because I wrote my verse in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyoncé. As long as I’m alive! And if I’m alive, kill me then! Kill me then! As long as I’m alive, you gon’ have to deal with it. ‘Cause there ain’t gonna be no more motherf—ing Elvises with no James Browns.

[A female voice asks, "Why are you so angry? What's the anger?"] Because my mother got arrested for the f—in’ sit-ins. My mother died for this fame s—! I moved to f—in’ Hollywood chasing this shit. My mother died because of this s—. F— MTV.

It ain’t no love. What the f— was Pink performing? Don’t nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? How the f— Pink perform two songs and I didn’t even get asked to perform Heartless.’ ‘Heartless’ is the biggest song of the year! It had the most spins of the first quarter! I don’t know that Pink song! But I noticed that she’s Pink! They put me in a f—in’ room and [inaudible - maybe "projected it"].
[A male voice asks, "How the f--- did Eminem get the Best Hip-Hop song in 2008?"] Eminem won Best Video! Rap Video! Yo, when he won that s—, I was so happy. I was so happy I [unclear - "ran all this s---," maybe]. I said, “Nigga, I’m gon’ do this until y’all put a bullet in my head. I’m runnin’ up to y’all, put a…” [tape cuts].

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