Skip to comments.Kanye West 'Compares Himself To Nelson Mandela' After Storming Off Stage During Florida Show
Posted on 12/03/2013 6:09:36 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Kanye West threw somewhat of a tantrum during his concert in Florida last night with reports that the 'Blood on the Leaves' rapper stormed off stage when problems arose with the sound and lighting not long after the show had started and proceeded to launch into yet another rant in which he reportedly compared himself to Nelson Mandela.
The 36-year-old hip-hop star brought his 'Yeezus' tour to Tampa Bay Times Forum yesterday evening but it didn't go off without a hitch as the rapper is said to have temporarily stopped the show just minutes in after growing infuriated with some technical issues.
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He’s a queen,Kim.
But you gotta admit, watching Kanye spiral out of control, childish drama fits and all, makes for really entertaining theatre!
Wait. I thought he was boycotting Florida due to the whole St. Skittles of the Holey Hoodie incident.
Poor kid, too many drugs have ruined his brain
Not just Florida, but any state with SYG.
Problems arose with the sound and lights? Do you mean people could actually hear and see him? That WOULD be bad.
Nice to see the people who built the Zerocare website have branched out.
And he’s getting attention? Adoration?
When my father and his peers were 36, they had large families of kids they were putting through high school, taking on day trips, instilling values in and planning retirement for themselves and their future potential widows. And successfully.
They were getting jobs and summer jobs for the kids in the neighborhood and nieces and nephews. They were teaching kids how to drive and coaching sports teams.
We didn’t talk about what they did for a living, but they were executives with time in the Navy or the Marines, and had put themselves through school. Good schools.
They were devising computer systems with the newly discovered semiconductors, and taking care of the house, putting up storm windows, mowing the lawn, making sure nothing weird happened.
And the women would not have had it any other way.
In fact, true story, the neighborhood women/widows were doing clerical work at the local medical group, working for the doctors they’d previously socialized with, just to get out and help.
Billy Joel had been out joyriding on a motorcycle and hurt his hand. He went into the medical office and started doing a, I guess, Kanye West, demanding to be seen immediately. They were unimpressed, and, of course, didn’t know who he was.
He said, “I AM A VERY important Person!” and they said, “Alright Mr. Very Important person, go sit down and the doctor will be with you as soon as your turn is up”.
Kim Kardashian is impressed with this guy. Women are so impressed with these guys around town who don’t dress, don’t hold the door open, don’t take care of their kids, don’t pay, don’t plan.
Do we all have to be?
Just another spoiled brat who needs some additional attention. Reminds me of the professional athletes who THINK they are special having been told that since a young child and believeing they ARE special. I avoid and boycott them whenever possible (no movies, shows, etc. Nothing but a waste of my time and money.)
And I can see you years from now in a bar, talking over a football game
With that same big loud opinion but nobody’s listening
Washed up and ranting about the same old bitter things
Drunk and grumbling on about how I can’t sing
But all you are is mean
All you are is mean and a liar and pathetic and alone in life
And mean, and mean, and mean, and mean
Had to go and put some fish sticks in his mouth.
Perhaps Kanye should have stayed in the truck.
Overly dramatic pretend tough guy “artists” comparing themselves to Nelson Mandela because their lights don’t sync up is my happy place. I just want to squeeze their little fat cheeks.
What a pointless human being.
I wouldn’t recognize this jerk were I sitting next to him and Praise God for that!
Question for Kanye West:
Who are you?
He is NOTHING to me.
Mandela’s a gay fish, too?
We all agree Kanye is a JACKASS!!
What is a Kanye West, and why should I care when it throws a fit onstage?
If he fancies himself as Mandela,throw him in jail for 28-years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“stormed off stage”
Must have upset the five people in the audience.
Definitely some major mental problems going on with him.
Kanye West has a long, long history of boorish behavior in public. He should have been dropped by the record label that sells his rap albums a long time ago....
Isn’t that a Taylor Swift song?
Yep. Written in response to Kanye West’s treatment after she won a grammy.
I spoke with a fellow who works as a stagehand and he worked the Kanye West show here at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena recently. He told me there was no one there. A lot like certain politicians who book huge arenas and then have to move the few hundred people up front and make sure the cameras don’t pan all the empty seats.
sick plick, this one.
Unfortunately he’s more well known to a huge swath of pop culture worshipers than Jesus.
Lol, seems that stunt slipped my mind! You know, holding on to all the important tid bits of info that flood our brains daily! Thanks
mandela is a socialist thug who ordered burning tire necklaces on his enemies and his wife did too.
this may be a confession so the cops may want to file this for evidence.
CAVEAT ON NELSON MANDELA
Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
A Martian visiting earth this week, coasting TV channels and perusing papers, would have to conclude that among the items that most interest this planets news bureaus is the plight of former political prisoners, especially black ones.
Well, many Cubans (many of them black) suffered longer and more horrible incarceration in Castros KGB-designed dungeons than Nelson Mandela spent in South Africas (relatively) comfortable prisons, which were open to inspection by the Red Cross. Castro has never allowed a Red Cross delegation anywhere near his real prisons. Now lets see if you recognize some of the Cuban ex-prisoners and torture-victims:
Mario Chanes (30 years), Ignacio Cuesta Valle, (29 years) Antonio López Muñoz, (28 years) in Dasio Hernández Peña (28 years) Dr. Alberto Fibla (28 years) Pastor Macurán (28 years) Roberto Martin Perez (28 years) Roberto Perdomo (28 years) Teodoro González (28 years.) Jose L.Pujals (27 years) Miguel A. Alvarez Cardentey (27 years.) Eusebio Penalver (28 years.)
No? None of these names ring a bell? And yet their suffering took place only 90 miles from U.S. shores in a locale absolutely lousy with international press bureaus and their intrepid investigative reporters. From CNN to NBC, from Reuters to the AP, from ABC to NPR to CBS, Castro welcomes all of these to embed and report from his fiefdom.
This fiefdom, by the way, is responsible for the jailing and torture of the most political prisoners (many black) per-capita of any regime in the modern history of the Western hemisphere, more in fact than Stalins at the height of the Great Terror. But the Martian would only learn that it provides free and fabulous healthcare and is subject to a cruel and archaic embargo by a superpower.
Here are some choice Mandela-isms:
Che Guevara is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom.
The cause of Communism is the greatest cause in the history of mankind!
Theres one place where (Fidel Castros) Cuba stands out head and shoulders above the rest that is in its love for human rights and liberty!
Here are a few items the Martian would probably never learn regarding Nelson Mandela or the Stalinist regime he adored:
South Africas apartheid regime was no model of liberty. But even its most violent enemies enjoyed a bona fide day in court under a judge who was not beholden to a dictator for his job (or his life.)
When Nelson Mandela was convicted of 193 counts of terrorism committed between 1961 and 1963, including the preparation, manufacture and use of explosives, including 210,000 hand grenades, 48,000 anti-personnel mines, 1,500 time devices, 144 tons of ammonium nitrate, his trial had observers from around the free world. The trial has been properly conducted, wrote Anthony Sampson, correspondent for the liberal London Observer. The judge, Mr Justice Quartus de Wet, has been scrupulously fair. Sampson admitted this though his own sympathies veered strongly towards Mandela. (Indeed, Sampson went on to write Nelson Mandelas authorized biography.)
In sharp contrast, when Ruby Hart Phillips, the Havana correspondent for the flamingly Castrophile New York Times, attended a mass-trial of accused Castro-regime enemies, she gaped in horror. The defense attorney made absolutely no defense, instead he apologized to the court for defending the prisoners, she wrote in February 1959. The whole procedure was sickening. The defendants were all murdered by firing squad the following dawn.
In 1961 a Castro regime prosecutor named Idelfonso Canales explained Cubas new system to a stupefied defendant, named Rivero Caro who was himself a practicing lawyer in pre-Castro Cuba. Forget your lawyer mentality, laughed Canales. What you say doesnt matter. What proof you provide doesnt matter, even what the prosecuting attorney says doesnt matter. The only thing that matters is what the G-2 (military police) says!
According to Anti-Apartheid activists a grand total of 3,000 political prisoners passed through South Africas Robben Island prison in roughly 30 years under the Apartheid regime, (all after trials similar to the one described above by Anthony Sampson.) Usually about a thousand were held. These were out of a South African population of 40 million. Heres what Mandelas jail cell looked like towards the end of his sentence.
N*gger! taunted my jailers between tortures. recalled Castros prisoner Eusebio Penalver to this writer. We pulled you down from the trees and cut off your tail! they laughed at me. For months I was naked in a 6 x 4 foot cell Thats 4 feet high, so you couldnt stand. But they never succeeded in branding me as common criminal, so I felt a great freedom inside myself. I refused to commit spiritual suicide, continued the late Mr Penalver.
According to the Human Rights group, Freedom House, a grand total of 500,000 political prisoners have passed through Castros various prisons and forced labor camps (many after trails like the one described by R.H Phillips above, others with none whatsoever.) At one time in 1961, some 300,000 Cubans were jailed for political offenses (in torture chambers and forced-labor camps designed by Stalins disciples, not like Mandelas as seen above.) This was out of a Cuban population in 1960 of 6.4 million.
So who did the world embargo for injustice? and human-rights abuses? (Apartheid South Africa, of course) And who currently sits on the UNs Human Rights Council? (Stalinist Cuba.)
In brief, none of the craziness Alice found after tumbling down that rabbit hole comes close to the craziness Cuba-watchers read and see almost daily.