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Kanye West Goes Off On Writer For Bad Show Review
Contributed by: Miles Bennett
Source: ballerstatus.com
Posted on: May 4, 2008 10:46 MST
Filed under: Rap, Underground

Kanye West

Kanye West has never been one to bite his tongue, and/or take criticism well, and he proved that very recently when he blogged about a review of his Glow In The Dark Tour.

West, on Friday (May 2), blogged in response to a concert review done by Entertainment Weekly from his April 16th stop at Seattle's Key Arena.

West took the review very personal, penning a rant titled "Entertainment Weekly's Not Invited," where he says "Never come 2 one of my shows ever again, you're not invited and if you see me ... BOW."

"Ya'll rated my album sh**ty and now ya'll come to the show and give it a B+. What's a B+ mean?" asked the rapper-producer. "I'm an extremist. It's either pass or fail. A+ or F-. You know what, f*** you and the whole f***ing staff."

The reviewer was a little harsh on West and company, some of what was said was unfortunately true. Nevertheless, the performance still received a B+, which obviously wasn't good enough for Kanye.

The writer said the Chicago rapper pulls off "an intimate spectacle" but also called the show a "wacked-out space opera that the ultimate ego trip." Then Pharrell is called "no great singer," and Rihanna is accused of giving a lackluster performance of her hit song "Umbrella."

Later in West's blog, he says the writer needs to loosen up, enjoy themselves, and says their probably "very miserable person."

"I just wanna know when was the last time you enjoyed yourself. If you can't have fun and lose yourself at this tour, it's a good chance you're a very miserable person," wrote the rapper. "I actually feel sorry for you guys. Your job forces you to not have fun anymore. Grab a drink, holla at some nice girls, and party bitch!!

"You don't know sh** about passion and art. You'll never gain credibility at this rate. You're f***ing trash. I make art. You can't rate this. I'm a real person. I'm not a pop star. I don't care about anything, but making great art," he continued.

West has never been one to accept criticism well, as most have seen. In the past, he's said he'd boycott awards shows if he didn't win, including the MTV Music Awards and the Grammys.

To read Kanye's full rant, visit his official blog at KanyeUniverseCity.com.
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