Secret Kanye West Taylor Swift Rant Surfaces

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By: / July 18, 2013

Imma let you finish, but…

Kanye West’s infamous Taylor Swift rant from the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards is, for better or for worse, one of the defining moments of his career. Now, Gawker has obtained an audio file of Kanye ranting about the event, and it’s full of classic Kanye-isms.

Perhaps the best exchange of this tape is this, wherein Kanye lays out his logic for why Taylor Swift simply did not deserve to win an award instead of Beyonce.

“I’m pushing the envelope! I wrote my fuckin’ ‘Run This Town’ verse for a fuckin’ 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. As long as I’m alive! And if I’m alive, kill me then! Kill me then! As long as I’m alive, you gon’ have to deal with it. ‘Cause there ain’t gonna be no more motherfucking Elvises with no James Browns.”

Head to Gawker to hear the entire tape, which is well worth the listen.

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