With less than a week to go until New Year’s Eve, Kanye West has already made a New Year’s resolution — and it may shock you. The big-mouthed rapper announced he would “keep his mouth shut” and avoid controversial comments “for six months, at least” in his latest rant during the last stop of his Yeezus Tour in Toronto on December 23.
“Everything I”m saying that’s not allowed, soak it in right now,” he warned fans early on in the 27-minute rant. “…This might be the last time y’all hear me talk sh*t for a long time. Might be another like six months. At least. You’re just gonna have to run back the interviews and sh*t if you wanna hear some realness!”
“I’m gonna tell y’all right now,” he said, “that all of the ideas, what they call the rants the streams of consciousness that I express, I told y’all, save those tapes and everything because I’ve decided to completely focus everything in 2014, on new ideas and on creative outlets. I’m not [going to] ever bring up Nike again, and the only way I’ll bring them up is in a positive light … I’ll never bring up the Grammys again in a negative light, because I actually appreciate the 21 Grammys that I did win.”
West insisted he was making the decision, “Because I’m not [trying] to be a dude that has all the opportunities in the world and only focuses on the negative, or complains about it, or just gets in some type of zone that just having to turn up all the time and sh*t. So I’m letting you all now that this is the last Yeezus show, and this is the last time you’ll ever hear me say negative about anyone …”
Whether he can keep that promise remains to be seen, but he certainly didn’t go out quietly, unleashing yet another rant against the Grammys for gracing him with two nominations, far less than he thinks he deserves.
“The Grammys, they nominated me with two Grammys,” he said. “…Yeezus, the most highly reviewed album of the motherf*****g year!”
“You don’t run sh*t!” West continued. “You rent the Staples Center for one night and give some godd**n awards away! F**k you … F**k you for Christmas. I’m gonna wrap this f** k you real tight and deliver it to the Grammys on Christmas night.”