Kanye West Performs New Song “So Awesome” Live, Calls Himself “The Worst Kind Of Celebrity”

Sam Lansky | May 16, 2013 7:43 am

Kanye West had quite an evening last night at the Roseland Ballroom, where he performed a 90-minute set as part of the Adult Swim Upfront; halfway through, he went on a lively rant about his role in celebrity culture and the paparazzi (which has probably gotten much worse since The Dawn of Kimye, so sure, it would probably be on my mind, too).

“I ain’t no muthafuckin celebrity,” he reportedly said. “There’s one thing about me — I’m a terrible, terrible terrible celebrity. I don’t know if you really know there’s one thing about me but I’m the worst kind of celebrity. All I do is make real music. All I do is sit in the studio and make real shit. And that’s it. And that’s motherfuckin’ it. That’s motherfuckin’ it!”

He continued: “I ain’t no muthafuckin celebrity. I ain’t runnin’ for office. I ain’t kissin’ nobody’s muthafuckin babies. I drop your baby and you muthafuckin sue me and shit.”

Well. Glad he settled that!

Along with some well-loved classics (“Mercy,” “Jesus Walks” and a host of others) Yeezy also performed the track some have called “So Awesome,” which he previously performed at the Met Gala; you can watch that below. (That autotune makes it feel like an outtake from 808s & Heartbreak, but it sounds a little bit embarrassing, doesn’t it? Oh well. I’m sure he has some other tricks up his sleeve.)

[via Billboard]