Kanye West is thanking the paparazzi for allowing him to speak his truth. Truth. Truth. Truth. Truth.
Following the news Kanye West will no longer offer his music in physical form and only through streaming, a video taken by shutterbugs at the airport popped up. In it, Mr. West takes a few minutes to explain he isn’t crazy and addresses several recent controversies.
The moment Kanye is available to be bombarded with questions, one addressing his Deadmau5/Pirate Bay drama is flung his way. “It’s obviously not my computer,” he said, referring to the screenshot of him listening to Sufjan Stevens’ “Death With Dignity” on YouTube with a tab of Pirate Bay open next to it. “I took a picture of it in the studio, and then everybody was like, ‘Don’t put that up.’ I was like, ‘Let it go up.’”
Kanye caught wind of a Tweet Deadmau5 posted in 2013 where he said he stole something, but since clarified his remarks.
I used a pirated copy of sylenth on my last 4 albums. #TrueReveal
— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) August 13, 2013
— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) March 2, 2016
Kanye also touched on the ease of pirating music before successfully turning it into a quick TIDAL plug (where The Life Of Pablo is exclusively available). People “have different methods” of listening to music, he says. “I like having Tidal,” he said. “I didn’t realize how it easy it was to get music until I downloaded the streaming service.”
Before one of his handlers prompts him to hurry along, Kanye thanks the paparazzi for their existence and the platform to speak directly to them and, in effect, us. “Especially in the past two, three weeks where people are really like, ‘Oh, he must be going crazy,’” Kanye said. “It’s so funny because all people got was truth. Truth. Truth. Truth. Truth.”
We’d like to remind you Kanye assaulted a paparazzo outside Los Angeles’ LAX airport in 2013.