Today, Gawker posted audio of Kanye West haranguing a table of dining companions just hours after his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs. According to Gawker, the audio was secretly recorded while Kanye was eating at the Corner Bistro in New York's West Village with other musicans. Although you can't tell who the other musicans are in the audio, we're willing to say that it definitely sounds like Kanye in the audio from his voice to his statements. It sucks that someone would secretly tape a conversation you're having with friends while drunk and eating cheeseburgers and then release it to the press four years later. But that's what happens when you're famous, I guess. (And at least Kanye got to go to the Corner Bistro. Those are the best burgers in the city. Even if the folks at First we Feast think some of these new-jack pretenders to the throne are better.)
You can read a transcription of the audio below and head to Gawker to hear it.
I'd rather just let the music speak for itself. You know, it's like, I was happy to be in a situation where people couldn't say, oh, I was trying to promote my own song. For the times that I've, like, defended myself... [Tape break] I'm pushing the envelope! I wrote my fucking 'Run This Town' verse for a fucking month! When I heard Eminem's verse on the Drake shit, I went back and rewrote my shit for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I fuckin' care! You know what I'm saying? And that's what I'm saying. Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyoncé!Because I wrote my verse in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyoncé.
I wrote my fucking 'Run This Town' verse for a fucking month! When I heard Eminem's verse on the Drake shit, I went back and rewrote my shit for two days...Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyoncé!
As long as I'm alive! And if I'm alive, kill me then! Kill me then! As long as I'm alive, you gone have to deal with it. 'Cause there ain't gonna be no more motherfucking Elvises with no James Browns.
[A female voice asks, "Why are you so angry? What's the anger?"] Because my mother got arrested for the fucking sit-ins. My mother died for this fame shit! I moved to fucking Hollywood chasing this shit. My mother died because of this shit. Fuck MTV.
It ain't no love. What the fuck was Pink performing? Don't nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? How the fuck 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 a fucking room and [inaudible].
[A male voice asks, "How the fuck did Eminem get the Best Hip-Hop song in 2008?"] Eminem won Best Video! Rap Video! Yo, when he wont that shit, I was so happy. I was so happy I [unclear - "ran all this shit," maybe]. I said, "Nigga, I'm gone do this until y'all put a bullet in my head.