Kanye West goes on bizarre seven-minute rant on Ellen Degeneres: 'I'm sorry for the realness'


Kanye turned his infamous Twitter rants into a real life diatribe as he gave a seven-minute speech on The Ellen Show about Twitter, changing the world and #OscarsSoWhite.

The rapper's chat with Ellen DeGeneres began with him joking about making a sibling for North and Saint - "I'm fine to just practise" - before it turned into an Exhibit A entry into a list of "Kanye's most memorable moments".

Kanye stunned Ellen with his rant (Screenshot/EllenTube)
Kanye stunned Ellen with his rant (Screenshot/EllenTube)

Ellen asked why Kanye had put his request to Mark Zuckerberg for a $1billion investment in his "ideas" on Twitter not Facebook, which Kanye admitted was an error, despite saying he regrets none of his tweets.

He said: "He doesn't use Twitter, even though I have had dinner with him and his wife and told him about how I wanted to help the world and he said he'd help me.

"I feel that if I had more resources I could help more people. I have ideas that can make the human race existence within a hundred years better, period."

Ellen probed him on what those ideas might be, which launched Kanye into a bizarre speech that left her stunned.

The Life of Pablo singer said that he was "raised to do something, to make a difference" as he spoke about his father, who lived in a homeless shelter as recently as five years ago, and his mother, who was the first black female chair of the English Department at Chicago State University.

Shaking, he said: "Picasso is dead, Steve Jobs is dead, Walt Disney is dead. Name somebody living that you can name in the same breath as them.

Kanye and his mother Donda (Reed Saxon/AP/PA)
Kanye and his mother Donda (Reed Saxon/AP/PA)

"We got a hundred years here, we're one race, we're the human race, one civilization, we're a blip in the existence of the universe and we constantly trying to pull each other down, not doing things to help each other that my point.

"I feel like I can make a difference while I'm here...I see the importance and the value of everyone being able to experience a more beautiful life."

Kanye revealed he was deeply concerned about diversity issues at the Academy Awards, saying he "didn't take the Oscars as a joke".

Chris Rock presented this year's Oscars (Chris Pizzello/AP/PA)
Chris Rock presented this year's Oscars (Chris Pizzello/AP/PA)

He rallied against the fact that black actors "get your night" to "talk about the glass ceilings we've dealt with in this time" and "how many times you've been blocked from being able to excel".

He revealed he has a condition called synaesthesia, where he can "see sounds", as he credited rappers Rakim and Phife Dawg as his inspiration.

Kanye explained that he wanted to create a fashion range with US store Payless, saying that he was talking with Barack Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio and everyone dismissed Kanye's interest in fashion.

Kanye and wife Kim Kardashian at the MET gala (Clint Spaulding/AP/PA)
Kanye and wife Kim Kardashian at the MET gala (Clint Spaulding/AP/PA)

"But I remember going to school in fifth grade and wanting to have a cool outfit...I want to take away bullying," he reasoned.

He said he is breaking down barriers with his clothing.

"I literally have to be the Michael Jackson of apparel to break open the doors for everyone that will come after I'm gone, after I'm dead, after they call me Wacko Kanye."

He concluded: "I'm sorry daytime television, I'm sorry for the realness."