Kanye West secret tape leaks, rapper rants about Swift after 2009 MTV Awards

Posted By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com  |  July 19, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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A secret tape featuring Kanye West going on a rant after interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music awards has reportedly been obtained by Gawker.

The audio was supposedly recorded in secret when West was having dinner with friends after the show. According to a transcript posted by Gawker, in addition to going on a rant about Swift and Beyonce the 36-year-old rapper complains about not being invited to perform in the show and criticizes Pink's performance.

"I'd rather just let the [inaudible] speak for itself. You know, it's like, I was happy to be in a situation where people couldn't say, oh, I was trying to promote my own song. For the times that I've, like, defended myself... [Tape break] I'm pushing the envelope! I wrote my [expletive] 'Run This Town' verse for a [expletive] month! When I heard Eminem's verse on the Drake [expletive], I went back and rewrote my [expletive] for two days. I canceled appointments to rewrite! I [expletive] care! You know what I'm saying? And that's what I'm saying. Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyoncé! Because I wrote my verse in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyoncé. As long as I'm alive! And if I'm alive, kill me then! Kill me then! As long as I'm alive, you gon' have to deal with it," West reportedly says.

"What the [expletive] was Pink performing? Don't nobody know that song. Pink performed twice! Two songs? How the [expletive] Pink perform two songs and I didn't even get asked to perform "Heartless." "Heartless" is the biggest song of the year! It had the most spins of the first quarter! I don't know that Pink song! But I noticed that she's pink!" he adds later.

As Gawker points out, there is no way of knowing if the man in the audio is in fact West. However, they add that "it's not just the tone and timbre of his voice that's convincing, but the content of his rant, the loose connections he draws as if they are utterly obvious" that makes them believe its him.

You can check out the audio and decide for yourself at Gawker.com.

In other West-Swift related news, the "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" singer reminisced about the 2009 incident in a tweet she posted Wednesday.

"Two VMA nominations!!" Swift wrote. "If you vote and get us one, I promise to keep a firmer grip on the mic this time ;)"

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