Kanye West publicly has defended Soulja Boy in the past when the young rapper was having a fued with Ice T. Last night Kanye closed out his show at Madison Square Garden [watch here] by asking the crowd “How is Soulja Boy killing hip-hop,” he asked, continuing “He had one of the biggest songs in the summer. If anything he helped keep it alive. You don’t have to be Lil’ Wayne in order for people to say that your sh*t is fresh.” [watch here]
Kanye went continued to talk to the crowd by giving them advice like “Open your minds. Be accepting of different people and let people be who they are. Hip-Hop. You know how many came to me, called me gay ‘cause I wear my jeans the fresh way?” [watch here]. Kanye expressed his own triumph over hating by saying “The day before I got Bonnaroo they took the porta-potties, about 10 to 12 porta-potties, and wrote ‘F*ck Kanye’ on it before I even got there. They said ‘F*ck Kanye! F*ck Kanye! F*ck Kanye!’ and I’mma form my own set and in the motherf*ckin’ rain and nobody felt my pain.” [watch here] Kanye thanked everyone for allowing him to speak his mind, and left. Kanye will perform again tonight.
Kanye West Closing Speech