During his last Yeezus show on Monday in Toronto, Kanye West vowed to stay silent on controversial issues for “six months, at least” We’ll see if he stays true to that promise.
After months of trash-talking large companies and institutions like Nike and The Grammys, Kanye says he’s backing down from these reactionary statements. “Everything I’m saying that’s not allowed, soak it in right now,” he said. “This might be the last time y’all hear me talk sh*t for a long time. Might be another like six months. At least. You’re just gonna have to run back the interviews and sh*t if you wanna hear some realness! I’m not [going to] ever bring up Nike again, and the only way I’ll bring them up is in a positive light. I’ll never bring up the Grammys again in a negative light, because I actually appreciate the 21 Grammys that I did win. So I’m letting you all now that this is the last Yeezus show, and this is the last time you’ll ever hear me say negative about anyone.”
Earlier this month Kanye ranted about not getting more Grammy recognition this year for Yeezus, arguing that the album “is the top one or two album on every single list. But only gets two nominations from the Grammys. What are they trying to say? I haven’t won one against a white person. I don’t care about the Grammys. I just would like for the statistics to be more accurate.” Kim has said something similar on her Twitter account.
Seems like Kanye’s learning the hard way not to bite the hand that feeds you.