Kanye West Blasts Bruno Mars & Corporations

posted Thursday November 21 ,2013 at 02:41PM CST | 126 comments

Kanye West Blasts Bruno Mars & Corporations

Kanye West says Rick Rubin advised him to leave this year's MTV Video Music Awards after he performed.

Between performing records from his catalog of studio albums at the Yeezus tour stop in Brooklyn this week, Chicago rapper Kanye West also took it upon himself to share what he referred to as a “stream of consciousness” with fans.

During Kanye’s latest rant, which was recorded by Real Talk NY, the G.O.O.D. Music emcee referenced singer Bruno Mars, Oprah Winfrey, and major corporations.

While speaking on Bruno, Ye recalled a phone call he received from Rick Rubin encouraging him to leave this year’s MTV Video Music Awards after he performed. He then commented on Bruno winning a majority of the awards and stated that recognition in the streets trumps any award an artist can receive from a network.

“When I went to the MTV Awards, Rick Rubin hit me, he said ‘Are you performing at the MTV Awards,’” said Kanye. “I said ‘Yeah.’ He said ‘Look man, just do your mothafuckin song and leave. Just do your song and leave. Just do your song and leave.’ Cause sure enough I’m sitting down trying, I’m trying to enjoy mothafuckas performing and shit…And then they start giving out awards and shit. And Bruno Mars win all the mothafuckin awards and shit. You know, I was just thinking about what Rick Rubin told me cause I don’t give a fuck about no TV show. But what I care about is if you an artist and you work hard as fuck and the streets say that you deserve that shit then can’t no mothafuckin networks try to gas everybody up. So, they can sell some [product] with the prettiest mothafucka out.”

Kanye later touched on a sit-down he had with talk show host turned business mogul, Oprah Winfrey, who informed him that others are “scared of” him, to which he says he responded “they should be.”

“And I sit down with Oprah and she say, ‘They scared of you, Ye. They scared of you, Ye,’” said the rapper. “She didn’t say I wasn’t the most talented. She just said ‘You gotta learn how to fail.’ I said ‘Oprah, it’s a new day.’

“These major corporations they wanna control you,” he added. “And they take us as musicians…to hold that mothafuckin product up and that’s what they show you. But fuck that. Fuck that that’s old school. Fuck that. Fuck that that’s old school. And Oprah said ‘They scared of you Ye.’ Well, of course they should be…That’s why I’m turning up. That’s why I’m turned up. Cause I want my turn. These guys got fed off it and I want my turn.”

Following the launch of Kanye’s Yeezus tour last month, the multi-city tour has garnered the spotlight on a number of occasions. Ye received criticism for the appearance of a man dressed as Jesus during his tour performances, and also the tour’s merchandise, which included a t-shirt with the image of a Confederate flag on it.

In addition to criticism over those two tour elements, Kanye was also forced to reschedule a handful of tour dates due to damaged equipment.

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  • yankee
    I don't actually like rap and never, ever do watch the Kardashians, but watching the above video, I realized for the first time that West is so talented. That's God given talent, he has. But no way he's better than Bruno Mars. Sorry, Kanye West!! Mars is a very talented musician that has a bit more style, all around. Bruno Mars won because he deserves the awards. Period.
  • Anonymous
    sounds like kanye is a little salty to me
  • Anonymous
    Drake - albums: 3, albums sold: 5 million, classics: 1 Kendrick - albums: 1, albums sold: 1 million, classics 0
    • Anonymous
      Not defending Kendrick or anything, but you're forgetting about Section80, and well, GKMC getting tremendous amounts of praise from its release till' now. And Drake has no fucking classics would you shut the fuck up
    • Anonymous
      Don't feed the troll. No one honestly believes Drake is in the same artistic league as Kendrick Lamar.
  • Anonymous
    I bet his baby don't cry as much.
  • imho
    this guy had no issues winning 100 awards for the same reasons when he was hot but now its the next mans turn n he wants to act like a bitch (again) on that note..the streets? LOL yeah i never heard 1 person streets to the burbs talk good about yeezus..everyone thinks its ranting bitching hot garbage. i think hes just gay.
  • Lucia Dixon
    before I looked at the receipt ov $9951, I didnt believe that my friends brother woz like they say really bringing home money in their spare time from there computar.. there friends cousin started doing this for only about twentey months and just now paid for the morgage on their apartment and got themselves a Mercedes-Benz S-class. read more... www.Fb39.com When he said he shed a tear for Jay-Z I scheme he was just be sarcastic. This guy has way more substance than most of the so called rappers out there today
  • 4realz
    Kanye is all fucked up. He stay talking about these corporations want to control us and all this other stuff, but who the fuck partnered up with Nike to sell sneakers at hidden raffles and then dont say anything to dudes selling your kicks for crazy prices. GTFOH.....nigga collabs with Louis Vutton,APC and many more wanting to sell hoodies, sweats, and shoes for crazy prices. Man get out of here.....money dont change people it just enhances who the already are smh. Im a fan of the music but thats where it stops.
  • Really?
    If Kanye was around when Michael Jackson was at his prime...he's be dogging MJ and whining about how he deserves awards more than Michael. Dude is a fuckin idiot bottom line...Yeezy is the fakest muthafucka out, he acts all tough and hard but he is the most insecure whinebag artist we've seen in a long long time. Dude should respect Bruno Mars for being a successful artist without all the gimmicks that are usually required to earn a top spot in the industry nowadays. Mars just makes dope music, and I doubt Kanye puts in anymore hard work than Bruno Mars does
  • Anonymous
    Memo to Kanye "cry baby" West... Don't be mad cause Bruno Mars isn't an insecure maniac. People like his music. It's safe. Your music is stale, plus you try to hard to be controversial. Fall back and stop talking.
  • nuc
    not a fan of Bruno, but with as many singles as he had this last year, and the amount of time he musta been out on the road doing pressand shows,,,, WHO THE HELL IS YE TO SAY BRUNO DIDN'T WORK HIS ASS OFF?
  • youremynephewtho
    this right here is the definition of hating... Kanye claims so much but it kills him to see another nigga shine! Bruno Mars is probably the most soulful & creative artist of this new generation. He deserves those accolades. His Album was fuckin sick. Kanye is just mad that he barely went Gold while Bruno Mars' Album went Platinum in the US AND all over Europe!
    • Anonymous
      Bruno Mars had so many singles and videos. Kanye had none when he released Yeesuz. FOH with that Kanye catalog trumps anything Bruno Mars can do.
  • James
    Kane must be crazyyyyyy um dude you play no fuckin instruments most all your songs are fuckin samples of someone elses shhh nicka please bruno mars is wayyyyyyyyy more talented than you eat some humble pie lil nicka
  • R.Pgh
    dude gets fucking weirder every time he talks.
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvRGVUsln6E
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkBvuhBBhvA
  • Lord Jamar
    You know i respect Kanye. I mean he is GOD and there have never been a musical genius like kanye. I mean even the beatles, the stones, u2, michael jackson etc they are all wack compared to Kanye.
    • Kanye West
      Thanks.
    • real kanye west
      you know im gay right lord jammer? i thought you said no place for hiphop for a free homosexual like myself.
  • Anonymous
    It street recognition trumps Music hardware, why the rass are you always crying when you don't win and interrupting people accepting their awards? Biggest cry baby in music for sure
  • Taze
    ONLY KANYE CAN WIN... IF HE'S NOT DOING IT HE BASHES YOU. IF HE'S DOING IT HE'S BREAKING BARRIERS AND SETTING TREND. FUCKING FAG. HE ACTS JUST LIKE A WOMAN. THAT'S FEMALE BEHAVIOR. MAN UP AND STOP BEING A FUCKING DIVA!! AND CALLING BRUNO PRETTY SHOWS HOW YOU SEE MEN.
    • Anonymous
      you're a sad human if you cant tell when another human is good looking. regardless of sex, race or colour.
  • FAlllingDown
    Funny how this nigga always trying to diss white girls and singers when he looked shook as fuck, altering his voice and shit when he was sitting next to 50 back when they did that Rolling Stone edition.
    • COCA
      WHAT DOES BEING "SHOOK" HAVE TO DO WITH "WHITE GIRLS AND SINGERS"??? AND WHAT DOES THAT COMMENT HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING???
    • lol
      cosign^..
  • FAlllingDown
    Dude should seek therapy.
  • TROLLING
    THIS NIGGA MUST OF BEEN EFFECTED SO MUCH BY RAY J "I HIT IT FIRST" SONG AND HES LOST HIS MIND
    • spellcheck
      THIS NIGGA MUST OF BEEN AFFECTED SO MUCH BY RAY J'S "I HIT IT FIRST" SONG AND HE'S LOST HIS MIND.
    • grammarcheck
      THIS NIGGA MUST HAVE BEEN AFFECTED SO MUCH BY RAY J'S "I HIT IT FIRST" SONG AND HE'S LOST HIS MIND.
  • antihero82
    Rick Rubin was right. Just perform. Just make music. No need to further embarrass yourself. Love the music, but Kanye seems like a pompeus, cocky, narcisstic overall terrible human piece of shit.
    • Anonymous
      rick ruben was referring to the fact that MTV will be handing out awards to people who dont deserve it and it will piss Ye off
    • Anonymous
      i may sound like a kanye stan right now but i'd say this about anyone in this situation 1: you really dont know shit about him, only what the media tells you. 2: even if he wants to act a certain way why do people have to judge and get bothered by it. he makes damn good music, some of the best ever call him a genius so you cant really argue that. he's a hellofa prick, but why does it matter to people? he's not knocking at your doors. pathetic world we live in
    • antihero82
      I know what Rick Rubin meant.. And why does it matter that how he is as a person? Because he is a rolemodel and I get sick and tired of his antics and attitude. The guy should learn to be humble and think before he speaks.
    • imho
      @anon2- dont know kayne? sure we dont go 2 eat w dude but when ur rant and bitch and complain and try as hard as he does to be controversial for no reason at all people get to know you over the years.. im sure being prissy, stuckup, cocky, gay and a ranting whining bitch is something even his close friends would sya is true.
  • anonymous
    he may be a weird nigga...or maybe doing business with some of these corporations....but he says the truth.....not because hes a nute means hes not saying whats real....michael jackson works for years with these corporations...and when hes no longer needed he died...oh no ....sorry....he got killed
  • Wizz
    LMAO! Who the hell is scared of Kanye? The least he can do is run towards you,stop while being 10 meters away from you,give you a mean look, turn around and leave. Smh....but he is "hard". Sure Kanye,sure
  • Michelle
    You're just jealous of Bruno coz he has both critical and commercial success and already a Super Bowl headliner even if he just started 3 years or so ago!!! And he has all this without resorting to creating controversies like you... He stays professional and works his ass off... So unlike you!!!
    • The Real TC
      Actually, Bruno hasn't been that much of a critical success. His first album received average reviews and the second one got a lot of poor reviews, so that shouldn't be a factor. Also, if you want to talk about critics? Most of them have been on Kanye's dick for awhile now (a little too much, actually) I still consider myself a Kanye fan for the sake of nostalgia and I'd hardly say that he's a great role model for being indipendant and anti-business, but besides maybe the wording he used here, he's got a valid point.
    • T.K.
      @The Real TC ...Bruno's second album got better critical reviews than his first one, so I don't know where you got that from. When compared with JT's albums, for example, they both got similar scores on metacritic or whatever (obviously they do different styles of music, but all their albums were deemed as 'favorable'). And the VMA award that Bruno Mars got was his first ever one, so I don't understand why he's praising Miley Cyrus and criticising Bruno...? The funny thing is that Bruno's actually a massive Kanye fan!(he actually defended him in an interview not long ago)