Kanye West closed out the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans this weekend, and he took the opportunity to have a pop at the media while he thanked his fans for their support despite his ability to attract lots of controversy.
The 'Power' rapper appeared onstage with impressive pyrotechnics as well as just over 20 dancers for his performance, in which he performed 20 of his tracks.
According to PopEater, Yeezy told the dancing audience: "It feels good to be home. When I say home, I'm talking about with my people. I've been around the world, got into a little controversy here and there. Even though the media tries to lie to you every day I just wanna say I thank ya'll for standing by me and supporting me even when they said my career was over."
The rapper also took the opportunity to address the Taylor Swift fiasco, which saw him interrupt the country singer's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Awards. To the crowd's amusement, he said: "I had a little bit to drink that night!"
Yeezy, who is scheduled to drop his new album with Jay-Z soon, also told his fans that he wouldn't give any interviews because of manipulative press. "I don't do interviews anymore because the press be trying to kill me, I let the music speak for itself," he said.
After playing tracks such as 'Before I Let Go' by Frankie Beverly & Maze and 'Bell Biv Devoe's 'Poison', Yeezy seemed to take a shot at his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose, who is currently amid a naked photos scandal, as he said: "Never trust a big butt and a smile, why ain't I listen to the song?!"
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