Yesterday, word got out that Kanye West would be performing at the Adult Swim Upfront at the Roseland Ballroom. It turns out that ‘Ye indeed show up for his scheduled appearance—and just from the set design alone—he wasn’t going to hold anything back.
Let’s start with his debut of two new songs. Apparently, one is titled “Awesome,” while the other contains some choice lyrics: “Taking her clothes off, fucking your bitch.” Though YouTube videos with better qualities of “Awesome” and one more song that is possibly his collaboration with Daft Punk surfaced, copyright claims have taken them down. Still, check out some Vines from the show via Complex.
This wouldn’t be a ‘Ye show without one of his signature rants. His celebrity status is at an all-time high since he started dating Kim Kardashian. Just a few days ago, he got into it with some paparazzi after walking into a sign. That footage and another of him yelling at them after it happened went viral quickly. During his hour long set, ‘Ye addressed the paps and why he considers himself not a “motherfucking celebrity.”
“One thing about me. I’m the worst kinda, worst kinda, worst kinda celebrity…because all I do is make real music. All I do is sit in the studio and make real, real shit. and that’s it. That’s motherfucking it. That’s motherfucking it. So I don’t want nobody trying to run up on me with no cameras, trying to sell pictures and shit to magazines, asking me no dumbass questions. throwing me off of my focus and shit. Harassing you all motherfucking day. I ain’t no motherfucking celebrity…”
Wait, there’s more:
“[I had a friend ask me, 'Are you gonna go on] SNL and you’re going to do like a skit about the paparazzi and shit and like humanize yourself?’ I ain’t here to apologize to no motherfuckers man. It ain’t about me humanizing myself. At what point did I become unhuman where I had to turn myself back? Or maybe i was demonized. Or maybe I was treated inhumane and not human in that kind of situation.
“I ain’t no motherfucking celebrity. I ain’t running for office. I ain’t kissing nobody’s motherfucking babies. I drop your baby and you sue me and shit. I’m trying to make some music that inspires people to be the best they can be. I don’t want nobody to ask NOTHING ELSE OF ME. Don’t ask nothing else of me. Motherfuckers chasing you down ’bout to make you crash and shit. And all they want is one nigga to laugh and shit. Hell nah I ain’t doing no motherfucking SNL skits, this my goddamn life. This ain’t no motherfucking joke. That’s it. Stop that shit right there.”
Mind you, this was only in New York. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for his SNL appearance on May 18 with Ben Affleck.