Kanye West performs new music, claims he is not a celebrity

The rapper, set to appear on "SNL" this weekend, also refuses to participate in any sketches

By Prachi Gupta
May 16, 2013 8:27PM (UTC)
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Adult toddler and occasional hit music maker Kanye West threw another tantrum at his performance at the Roseland Ballroom Wednesday night, reports Complex.

The rapper, who will help end the last episode of "Saturday Night Live's" 38th season this weekend, insists that he's not a celebrity:

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"One thing about me. I'm the worst kinda, worst kinda, worst kinda celebrity...because all I do is make real music. All I do is sit in the studio and make real, real shit. and that's it. That's motherfucking it. That's motherfucking it. So I don't want nobody trying to run up on me with no cameras, trying to sell pictures and shit to magazines, asking me no dumbass questions. throwing me off of my focus and shit. Harassing you all motherfucking day. I ain't no motherfucking celebrity..."

He continued his rant, saying he refuses to participate in "SNL" sketch or "humanize" himself:

"[I had a friend ask me, 'Are you gonna go on] SNL and you're going to do like a skit about the paparazzi and shit and like humanize yourself?' I ain't here to apologize to no motherfuckers man. It ain't about me humanizing myself. At what point did I become unhuman where I had to turn myself back? Or maybe I was demonized. Or maybe I was treated inhumane and not human in that kind of situation. I ain't no motherfucking celebrity. I ain't running for office. I ain't kissing nobody's motherfucking babies. I drop your baby and you sue me and shit. I'm trying to make some music that inspires people to be the best they can be. I don't want nobody to ask NOTHING ELSE OF ME. Don't ask nothing else of me. Motherfuckers chasing you down 'bout to make you crash and shit. And all they want is one nigga to laugh and shit. Hell nah I ain't doing no motherfucking SNL skits, this my goddamn life. This ain't no motherfucking joke. That's it. Stop that shit right there."

West also performed two new songs, 6-second clips below via Spin:


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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