Kanye West Rants About Michael Jordan in Chicago Performances

View Comments ()
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Kanye West’s latest Chicago rant was autotuned, heated, and… a crowd pleaser?

    Between his back-to-back shows at the United Center this week, Kanye West stopped for a moment to remember that he was performing in the same arena where famed Chicago Bull Michael Jordan won three of his six NBA championship rings.

    Kanye on His 2009 Stage Invasion

    [NATL] Kanye on His 2009 Stage Invasion
    Kanye West talks to Kris Jenner about his infamous appearance at the 2009 MTV Award where he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech. "That's the last thing I ever want to happen to my daughter," admits Kanye. (Published Friday, Aug 23, 2013)

    And of course the Chicago rapper, known for his outrageous tirades, decided to impart some words of wisdom, somewhat inaccurate wisdom.

    The essence of the heavily autotuned speech was: “We never should have let Michael Jordan play for the Wizards.”

    Hospital, Parents Grateful for Kim, Kanye Generosity

    [CHI] Hospital, Parents Grateful for Kim, Kanye Generosity
    Pregnant celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have directed their friends, family and fans to donate to the Chicago hospital instead of giving baby gifts. Nesita Kwan reports. (Published Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013)

    Kanye brought up No. 23, questioning why he left the Chicago Bulls and played for the Washington Wizards late in his career, and the crowd roared.

    “Why did that happen?” he sang. “Six championships, the best years of our lives.”

    Up until now, Kanye was pretty on point. Jordan will always be a Bull and he should have left the league as Bull.

    But then, as expected, things go a little off key.

    Kanye suggests that Jordan was forced to play for the Wizards because he couldn’t own the Bulls.

    “Do you know what the owners of the team told MJ? You’re just a player, you can’t own sh**,” Kanye alleged.

    While the reality of the situation is still disputed, the reason Jordan came back in the first place is because his front-office management so thoroughly ruined the team.

    Though the crowd was supportive throughout Kanye's more than 4-minute rant, Kanye brought things back in tune when he called Jordan “one of the most important people in our civilization.”

    “I believed I could fly and I wanted to be just like Mike,” he said.

    We already know Kanye thinks of himself as “great, like Michelangelo,” but apparently not as great as Michael Jordan.