The editors of those Oxford Dictionaries may have chosen “Selfies”, “Twerking”, and “Binge-watching” as their buzzwords for 2013, but this year has really been the year of the Kanye Rant.
No other human being has spent more time this year being publicly angry and yelling at people. Corporations, the Grammy’s, fashion designers, radio hosts, fellow entertainers, his own audiences, it’s truly a laundry list of targets at which he’s spewed him venom.
Here’s 10 people that Kanye yelled at in 2013.
Everyone Who Went To One of His Shows
Since ranting in the middle of his shows is Kanye’s go to move these days, buying a ticket to his Yeezus Tour guaranteed you a front row seat for his strange brand of entertainment that is almost guaranteed to include a 15+ minute screaming rant.
That Girl at a Yeezus Show Who Asked Him To Take Off His Mask
And then he kicked her out in the most Kanye way possible… by yelling at her.
After Jimmy Kimmel hired a pair of kids to spoof Kanye’s Zane Lowe interview, Kanye took to twitter to offer up his indignation. Thus the hashtags #NoDissrespectToBenAffleck and #AllDissrespectToJimmyKimmel were born, along with a interview on Kimmel’s show that consisted solely of Kanye yelling.
DEA and the CCA
In the second verse of “New Slaves” — which he called the best verse in Hip Hop history — Kanye got political with his ire: “Meanwhile the DEA/ Teamed up with the CCA / They tryna lock niggas up/ They tryna make new slaves/ See that’s that privately owned prison/ Get your piece today/ They prolly all in the Hamptons/Braggin’ ’bout what they made.” And he was speaking very, very loudly.
And he almost caught an assault charge after his verbal assaults turned physical.
Everyone at that Pusha T’s Album Release Party
Kanye may have been complimenting Pusha T at this party, but he did it by screaming at the crowd for what seemed like forever. Does he not have an indoor speaking voice?
Parisian Waiters/Crescent Servers
“I am a god/ So hurry up with my damn massage/ In a French-ass restaurant / Hurry up with my damn croissants /I am a god / I am a god /I am a god.”
Parisian waiters are yet to respond.