Kanye West plays back-to-back shows in London, goes on 11 minute rant

Kanye West played two somewhat intimate shows over the weekend at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, with the Saturday leg seeing the rapper feeling a little more angsty than the second.

“I’m feeling good today, better than I was yesterday” West told fans at last night’s show, referring to a 11 minute onstage tirade he directed to modern rap music, the Grammys, business people and more.

He even had a slight pop at his hip-hop pal Jay-Z, mocking Justin Timberlake’s new single ‘Suit & Tie’, which Jigga stars on.

Other highlights included Kanye entering the stage dressed as an abominable snowman, wearing a diamond mask and performing to a multi-screen backdrop of atmospheric images.

Read the full transcription of the rant and watch the video below:

“Creativity fuels everything. I hate business people. People get at me and say, ‘What kind of business can it do? What type of business are you doing? What’s the numbers? How much did you sell? What’s the radio spins? How much shampoo can you sell with yo face on it and s**t?’ (Sings) Remind me again why we in this s**t? Remind me again why we in this shit? It’s gotta be more than just to get rich. Since when was making music about getting rich? Since when was making art about getting rich? And I know it’s easy for me to say this. And having money’s not everything. And having it is. Remind me again why we in this shit? Remind me again why the Grammys can suck my d**k? Remind me again who’s the original Superfly? I got love for Hov, but I aint f**king with that Suit & Tie. Remind me again why we in this s**t? Remind me again why we in this s**t? Every n***a trying to get rich. And every rapper always rapping about f**king someone else. B***h. Remind me why we in this s**t? Remind me why we in this s**t? Why the Grammys can suck my d**k? Suck my d**k. B***h. And every motherf**king sponsorship. They trying to put their logos on every concert and s**t. For the meet and greet, you gotta meet the execs and their daughters. And they’ll show you what they just bought her. Remind me why we in this s**t? Real n***as don’t live too long in this shit! Real n***as don’t live too long in this s**t! Real n***as don’t live too long in this s**t! Real n***as don’t live too long in this s**t! Real n***as don’t live too long in this shit! Real n***as don’t live too long in this s**t! They saying you coming off too strong in this s**t. They always sayin’ what I’m doing wrong in this s**t! Well, I don’t give a f**k about anything! Well, I don’t give a f**k about anything! Remind me why we in this s**t? I lost my motherf*cking mom! Talking bout your comments, I could give a f**k about your comments. Cause we all gonna day some day, and I’m live my life my way! So, you gonna help me put on a better show, corporations? Can you please support me? Please? Me, Kanye West. I swear I’m a nice leader 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 pool in my backyard! So I’ll tell all my fans your s**t is cool. And if they believe in me, then they’ll also believe in you. ‘Did we get the check yet? I gotta call the business manager. Did the corporations send the check? What is my public rating? Are people liking me again? Enough to get some money from the corporations? They forgot about the whole Beyonce thing, right? Cool. Is it OK now? Remind me why we in this s**t? Remind me why we in this s**t.”