It’s been four years since the Kanye/VMA fiasco and now a new audio tape has surfaced that could explain why he notoriously interrupted Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Gawker has obtained and posted the recording on their site, which supposedly features West ranting to friends at the Corner Bistro in New York shortly after the awards show. “I’m pushing the envelop!” said the voice believed to be Kanye. “I wrote my f—n ‘Run This Town’ verse for a f—n’ month! When I heard Eminem’s verse on the Drake shit, I went back and rewrote my shit for two days. I cancelled appointments to rewrite! I f—n’ care! You know what I’m saying? And that’s what I’m saying.”
The tape continues, “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 s I’m alive, you gon’ have to deal with it. ‘Cause there ain’t gonna be no more motherf—ing Elvises with no James Browns.”
Taylor Swift wasn’t his own victim of the night. He continued the rant by going after singer, Pink. “What the f–k was Pink performing? Don’t nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? How the f–k 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 know that she’s Pink! They put me in the a f–n room.”