Posted on Fri Jul 19th, 2013 10:55am PDT
Is Kanye West trashing Taylor Swift all over again?! Sort of! Just days after Taylor Swift tweeted a jab about at Kanye West's 2009 headline-making Video Music Awards move, Gawker has released an audio recording of what appears to be Kanye West, ranting at the 2009 VMAs about Taylor and other performers.
On Wednesday, Taylor tweeted, "Two VMA nominations!! If you vote and get us one, I promise to keep a firmer grip on the mic this time ;)" And now a two-minute audio clip has been released by Gawker, which allegedly features the Yeezus singer going off that fateful September night on Taylor, Pink and MTV. And what you heard on stage when Kanye stormed the stage as Taylor received the VMA for Best Female Video -- was only the tip of the anger iceberg.
In the clip, Kanye says:
- "I wrote my f*ckin' 'Run This Town' verse for a f*ckin' month! When I heard Eminem's verse on the Drake sh*t, I went back and rewrote my shit for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I f*ckin' care! You know what I'm saying? And that's what I'm saying. Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyonce! Because I wrote my verse in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyonce. As long as I'm alive! And if I'm alive, kill me then! Kill me then! As long as I'm alive, you gon' have to deal with it. 'Cause there ain't gonna be no more motherf*cking Elvises with no James Browns."
Elvis? James Brown? Huh? We are not exactly sure what that means -- other than Yeezy was all sorts of angry that night. Apparently the singer, who MTV did ask to perform that night, was also furious over Pink's high-flying performance.
- "What the f*ck was Pink performing? Don't nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? How the f*ck Pink perform two songs and I didn't even get asked to perform 'Heartless.' 'Heartless' is the biggest song of the year! It had the most spins of the first quarter! I don't know that Pink song! But I noticed that she's pink!"
Since the inflammatory and expletive-laced audio has been released, Pink seems unfazed by the diatribe, tweeting, "Oh come on y'all... If people secretly recorded me and all the shit I talk.... It's all good. All love. And we all still here. Peace please."
We wonder what Taylor thinks of this 2009 blast from the past? Let's hope she takes it in stride.
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