Kanye West takes vow of silence during final Toronto show
Photo: Video by Allastair Keddy
King of kontroversy, Kanye West, 36, is keeping his mouth shut for six months, at least.
"This might be the last time y'all hear me talk sh*t for a long time. Might be another like six months. At least. You're just gonna have to run back the interviews and sh*t if you wanna hear some realness," he said during a 27-minute vow of almost silence. West was in the middle of performing for a sold-out Toronto crowd, during his final Yeezus tour date on Dec. 23.
The Yeezus tour has been explicitly-filled with many uncontrolled rants, or as he calls them "streams of consciousness," as West has covered a wide-range of topics from Michael Jordan to Mark Parker of NIKE. Yet, he used the final night to clear the air.
In regards to "only" two Grammy nominations, "the Grammys, they nominated me with two Grammys... 'Yeezus,' the most highly reviewed album of the motherf***ing year!," he griped. "You don't run sh*t! You rent the Staples Center for one night and give some godd**n awards away! F**k you for Christmas. I'm gonna wrap this 'f**k you' real tight and deliver it to the Grammys on Christmas night."
"I'm not [going to] ever bring up up NIKE again, and the only way I'll bring them up is in a positive light... I'll never bring up the Grammys again in a negative light, because I actually appreciate the 21 Grammys that I did win."
The Huffington Post reports, "While he isn't willing to change who he is, he noted his need to keep it quiet for a while. He explained that his fans are one big family and he is the 'crazy cousin.' He joked that every family needs someone to play that role.'"
"I'm not [trying] to be a dude that has all the opportunities in the world and only focuses on the negative, or complains about it, or just gets in some type of zone that just having to turn up all the time and sh*t. So I'm letting you all know now that this is the last Yeezus show, and this is the last time you'll ever hear me say negative about anyone."
Opening Yeezus dressed as Jesus, maybe West is now following W.W.J.D? Or, maybe baby North West is changing him into a family man? One question though is for certain, in six months, W.W.K.D (what will Kanye do?)