Kanye West’s behavior is getting more erratic, even for Kanye West.
In his most recent rant West spoke out against “white publications” and declared they needed to stop writing about “black music.”
To Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, New York Times, and any other white publication. Please do not comment on black music anymore.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
He continued, “I love love love white people but you don’t understand what it means to be the great grandson of ex slaves and make it this far.”
The recent tweets were just the latest in a series of strange behavior.
Kim Kardashian’s husband reportedly had a meltdown before he performed on this past week’s “Saturday Night Live.” According to the New York Post, West nearly refused to perform moments before he was scheduled to perform on the live broadcast, and “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels had to personally speak with him to convince him the show must go on.
“He freaked out about how the set was arranged,” a source told the Post. “He was saying he’s ‘the greatest artist.’ He’s having regular meltdowns. Everyone’s walking on eggshells around him. He’s under a lot of stress between the new album and the fashion line.”
West also claimed this weekend that he is $53 million in debt and asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg to invest $1 billion in his ideas because he is “the greatest living artist and the greatest artist of all time.”
The rapper came under fire for comments he made about Taylor Swift in one of his new songs, where he claims responsibility for her fame (as well as saying he assumed they would sleep together one day).
Swift responded to West in her Grammys acceptance speech Monday night saying: “I want to say to all the young women out there: there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there.”
West’s strange attitude was also apparent at his New York Fashion week show at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.
After pausing several times to make speeches, including asking the crowd to chant “f–k Nike,” and demanding respect for Michael Jordan, West chose to promote a new video game he is working on.
When his fashion show was slammed by critics, he took to Twitter for yet another bizarre rant.
“Now — Media Takeout — always remember that you dissed the collection that changed the world,” West wrote. “You seem like the type of organization hired to always keep dreamers down… when certain things in history happen you just got to respect it…”
This recent bout of strange behavior all started when he unexpectedly changed the name of his album from “Swish” to “Waves” at the end of January, which caused a Twitter feud between him and fellow artist Wiz Khalifa, which ended up involving his ex Amber Rose.