Kanye West took a moment at his London show on Saturday night to deliver another searing rant, largely focused on the relationship between art and commerce. Over a spare instrumental from the G.O.O.D. Music track “Clique,” Kanye referred to Jay-Z and dismissed the recent Justin Timberlake single that his friend collaborated on: “And I got love for Hov but I ain’t fucking with that ‘Suit & Tie,'” he said.
After airing his hatred for “business people” and the Grammys, he went on to discuss corporate sponsorships, apparently joking about his infamous Beyonce-related VMA awards faux-pas, but also perhaps taking a swipe at the pop queen’s recent Pepsi endorsement:
“Can I sell a drink for you please? So you can help me put on a better show. Please corporations. Can you please support me, Kanye West? I swear I’m a nice n***a now. I swear I’ll put the pink polo back on. I swear to you. Please? Just for three million dollars. I need it so bad. I need a new pool in my back yard. So I’ll tell all my fans your shit is cool. And if they believe in me they should also believe in you. . . . What’s my public rating now? Are people liking me again? Enough to get some money for some corporations? They forgot about the whole Beyonce thing right? Okay cool.”