Kanye West: "I control the media"

The hip-hop artist ranted about racism and fashion at his recent Las Vegas concert

Published October 28, 2013 4:32PM (EDT)

Judging by the fact that his rant in Las Vegas is getting major press coverage, rapper Kanye West had a point when he yelled out, "I control the media" to a crowd of concert-goers on Saturday night.

Five days into a tour that has already creating controversy, Yeezus, donning a face mask, launched into a nearly 10-minute speech about fashion, racism and empowerment with his characteristic bravado. "I crash that motherf--cking Internet when I feel like it!" he exclaimed. "This ain't no joke! You don't see no black people at the end of the runway in Paris! This ain't no joke! These n---as is classist down here. F--k racism!"

By 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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