Kanye West is known for stopping his shows and going off on weird tangents, this time directed at singer Lenny Kravitz who happened to be in the audience of the New York show.
West called himself the “biggest rock star on the planet”, before discussing Kravitz.
Kanye West told the crowd, “There wouldn’t be no song called ni**as” in Paris without Lenny Kravitz, because he was the first ni**er in Paris. Lenny has the best taste and the dopest crib.”
West continued, “There wouldn’t be no Kanye West if it wasn’t for Lenny Kravitz. The only difference is I turn up on those ni**as, I don’t give a sh*tabout looking cool and this is no disrespect to Lenny.”
Here’s a snippet of his rant:
The comments were made in front of a sold-out crowd, which included Leonardo DiCaprio, Idris Elba, Busta Rymes, and Lenny Kravitz.
A source said a rather embarrassed Lenny, 49, was heard saying, “He doesn’t know I’m here.”
Kanye said he was envious of people that are likeable like Lenny, and that he wished he could be more like that.
The eccentric star also complimented his pal Jay Z, and Drake, calling them geniuses.
The following day, Kanye asked fans to boycott Louis Vuitton after he was snubbed by the firm’s vice-president, Yves Carcelle.
Speaking on 92.3 NOW radio, he said, “I was made for this moment. What happened was while I was out in Paris I wanted to meet with the head of Louis Vuitton, he said I don’t understand why we need to meet with you. I said, ‘let me explain to you why you need to meet with me.’ Everybody in New York City right now don’t buy any Louis Vuitton until after January. Now do you want to meet with me? Now do you want to meet with me? Influence. They think that I don’t realize my power.”
West is one interesting fellow, who is definitely not short on confidence.
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