London’s Wireless Festival has become one of the biggest events of its kind and extremely popular. This year they started off with problems before even starting. Drake had to cancel the day before he was supposed to appear. Lucky for them Kayne West agreed to fill in for him. Or maybe not so good.
Self-confessed musical “genius” Kanye West was booed by the crowd during his headline set at urban music festival Wireless in London last night.
The rapper, who appeared on stage in a chain metal mask covering his face, was heckled by the crowd when he interrupted his 90 minute set to preach about his creative projects and the media’s treatment of him.
He said: “I’m a designer. A musician. A manager. The media try to dishumanise [sic] people who believe in themselves. What they’re saying the whole time is I’m not particularly serious.”
“They take the idea of celebrity and make me feel like I’m stupid or something. Yet if you are creative and you want to create more, this is exactly what I’ve been fighting for… F**k whatever anyone thinks. It’s about Kanye’s dreams.”
“They’re trying to control all of you….If this is what you want to do, if this if what you want to change the world, this is what you have to do.”
During his five minute speech, the crowd could be heard booing and chanting “off, off, off”. Another audience member shouted: “Shut up Kanye, you’re wasting your set when you could be singing a decent song.”
This is the same guy that feels America is racist. Kayne and wife Kim Kardashian have been quoted to say “they are not sure they want to raise their daughter in a racist society.” They sure don’t mind the attention, publicity and money though.
The rapper is due to headline Wireless in London’s Finsbury Park. Kanye West will close Wireless festival in Perry Park, Birmingham on Sunday 6 July.
Maybe he’ll think twice about spending five minutes preaching to audience members instead of playing the music he was paid to do.
We commend fans that booed and left the stage. If you hold him accountable he will stop being so arrogant.
Audience left unenthused by singer's bizarre speech on creative freedom