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Kanye West left fans in Sacramento baffled and angry Saturday, November 19, after shutting down his concert there following just three songs and a bizarre rant about Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Jay Z, MTV, DJ Khaled, Drake and the radio industry.
"I am putting my career, my life, my public well-standing at risk when I talk to y'all like this," the "Jesus Walks" hit maker barked. "This is a moment in the matrix, bro. The vibes is back. Motherf*ckers might feel a way about this tonight. Beyonce, I was hurt 'cause I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and [Drake's] Hotline Bling. Now, don't go trying to diss Beyonce ... she is great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people," he continued. "We are all equal. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win. F*ck winning! F*ck looking cool! F*ck being cool! F*ck all that! I've been sent here to give y'all my truth, at the risk of my own life. Even at the risk of my own success. My own career. Jay Z, call me. You still ain't called me. Jay Z, I know you got killers. Please don’t sent them at my head."
West ended the show with the following words:
"Press, get ready to write your passive-aggressive, LeBron James racist comments. Season 4 racist comments. Get ready to have a field day, press, because the show’s over," West said as he dropped the hot mic and exited.
Last night's diatribe followed one in San Jose on Thursday, November 17. There, the 21-time Grammy Award-winning artist was booed as he talked about his support for Donald Trump and told black people to "stop focusing on racism."
As far as the rift between West and Jay Z, the G.O.O.D. Music CEO gave us a glimpse into the conflict during an October concert in Seattle.
West was upset that Hov called him instead of visiting in person after his wife, Kim Kardashian, was robbed in Paris.
"He called me after the robbery to say 'How you feeling?' West said at the time. "You wanna know how I'm feeling? Come by the house. Bring the kids by the house. Like we brothers, and sit down."