According to Page Six reports:
Kanye West wowed the Garden Sunday night — but interrupted the concert for a 20- minute rant against the fashion industry, calling himself “The 2Pac of this [bleep]” and the “No. 1 rock star on the planet.”
In the middle of a blistering performance, West went on a bizarre diatribe about Lenny Kravitz — not realizing that Kravitz was actually there in the audience cringing. Before a crowd that included Leo DiCaprio, Idris Elba, Busta Rymes and John McEnroe, West raved, “It’s so funny when people compliment me and they say the word ‘genius’ as if that somehow separates me from other rappers in some way . . . I need you all to realize that Jay Z is a genius, and Drake is a genius . . . we are the modern day poets, obviously.
He continued, “There wouldn’t be no song called ‘N****s in Paris’ without Lenny Kravitz, because he was the first n**** in Paris. Lenny has the best taste and the dopest crib in Paris . . . he designs furniture and he had been working on a clothing line for a long time . . . I said, ‘Wait a second, I’ve got a dream of doing a clothing line.’ You know what the billionaires told me while I was in Paris? They said Lenny wanted the same thing, like it was a joke. . . There wouldn’t be no Kanye West if it wasn’t for Lenny Kravitz. The only difference is I turn up on those n****s, I don’t give a [bleep] about looking cool or being cool, and this is no disrespect to Lenny.”
While an embarrassed Kravitz was heard saying, “He doesn’t know I’m here,” Kanye continued, “Have you heard anyone talk [bleep] about Lenny Kravitz? He’s a nice guy, he’s so well mannered. I envy people who are extremely likeable, I’m like, ‘Damn, I wish I could be likable like that.’ ”
Of designer Hedi Slimane: “He’s trying to tell the No. 1 rock star on the planet where the [bleep] he can go! [Bleep] fashion . . .I am going to tell you right now. I am the 2Pac of this kind of [bleep].”
Poor Ye. He’s off his meds again — if he was ever on them in the first place!