Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim upfront event in New York City last night, a big party to celebrate the launch of some new cartoons for stoners, broke out the big guns and had Kanye West perform some songs off his upcoming and still-unnamed album.
Of course, when you pay for the good side of Kanye, you also get the bad side. Kanye took a break between tracks to rant and ramble about a number of topics that are probably only interesting to him. He denied being a celebrity, then seconds later claimed to be a “terrible celebrity.” He also said the word “muthaf*ckin'” so, so many times.
Kanye’s rant also lent some credence to the recent rumors that he’s been ignoring pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian when he admitted that all he ever does is sit in the studio and make music.
Then, for some reason, he took a few quick shots at Saturday Night Live (which he’s the musical guest for this weekend), saying that he’ll never appear in a skit about his life and interactions with the paparazzi.
Here’s the video of the rant. Watch it before it gets taken down from YouTube:
And here’s the full text of what he said:
I ain’t no muthaf*ckin’ celebrity… There’s one thing about me, I’m a terrible, terrible terrible celebrity. I don’t know if you really know there’s one thing about me but I’m the worst kind of, the worst kind of celebrity. All I do is make real music. All I do is sit in the studio and make real sh*t. And that’s it. And that’s muthaf*ckin it. That’s muthaf*ckin it!
So I don’t want no people runnin’ up on me with cameras, trying to like sell pictures and sh*t to magazines, asking me dumbass questions, throwin’ me off my focus and shit. Harrasin’ you all muthaf*ckin day. I ain’t no muthaf*ckin celebrity.
It’s so funny. Somebody asked me, ‘when you do SNL, are you going to do a skit about the paparazzi and sh*t. And like humanize yourself?’ I ain’t here to apologize to no muthaf*ckas man. It ain’t about me humanizing myself. At what point did I become un-human where I had to turn myself back? Or maybe I was demonized, or maybe I was treated inhumane and not human in that type of situation. I ain’t no muthaf*ckin celebrity.
I ain’t runnin’ for office. I ain’t kissin’ nobody’s muthaf*ckin babies. I drop your baby and you muthaf*ckin’ sue me and shit. I’m trying to make some music that inspires people to be the best that they can be. And I don’t want nobody else to ask anything of me! Don’t ask nothing else of me.
Muthaf*ckas chasin’ you down, about to make you crash and shit. And all they want is for a n*gga to laugh and sh*t. Hell nah, I ain’t doin’ no muthaf*ckin SNL skits. This is my goddamn life. This ain’t no muthaf*ckin joke.