Kanye West Rants About Taylor Swift + Pink on Audio Secretly Recorded After the 2009 VMAs
Taylor Swift certainly hasn’t forgotten about Kanye West‘s diss during the 2009 VMA Awards, in which he jumped onstage to announce that Beyonce‘s ‘Single Ladies’ was “one of the best music videos of all time” — and neither has the internet.
In fact, some secret audio footage has surfaced of someone who’s supposedly (and totally is) Kanye ranting about Swift after the fact, and even throwing in a few jabs at Pink for good measure.
The audio, obtained by Gawker, was allegedly secretly recorded while West was at dinner with fellow musicians (none of whom we can identify from their voices alone) following the awards show.
On the tape, you can hear Kanye angrily yelling that since he worked his butt off on his verse, Beyonce should have won. Because he’s just that awesome. Here’s a transcription:
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 sh–, I went back and rewrote my sh– for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I f–in’ 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.
After ranting about Swift, West then took aim at Pink, because she got to perform on the VMAs and he didn’t.
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!
Whether or not he’d already seen Pink’s tweet about him that night — “Kanye West is the biggest piece of sh– on earth. Quote me.” — is anyone’s guess, but venue security reportedly had to physically restrain her from confronting him in person. (Man, we’d have LOVED to see that.)
You can listen to Kanye’s rant for yourself below. No confirmation that it really IS him, but our ears are pretty attuned to the rantings of Kanye West moaning about something or other — and we’re certainly convinced the voice on this tape is his.
Even if he wasn’t yelling about hurrying up with his damn croissants.