Kanye West storms off stage mid-gig after slagging off Beyonce and Jay Z

Stephanie Soteriou

Kanye West is pretty much renowned for causing controversy and debate, and the rapper’s latest show from his Saint Pablo world tour is no exception.

The father-of-two stunned fans after he stormed off stage just 30 minutes into the Sacramento show last night, with the star slagging off the likes of Beyonce and Hillary Clinton ahead of his dramatic exit.

Ranting to the thousands in the audience, Kanye told Beyonce that he was “hurt” by their recent fall-out, referencing his 2009 VMAs moment where he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech to tell the world that Beyonce should have won the award instead.

He seethed: “Beyonce I was hurt, I went down for seven years on your behalf. I put my career, my life, my public well-standing at risk. This is a moment in the matrix.

“I heard you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over ‘Hotline Bling’. In my opinion, now don’t go dissing Beyonce, she’s great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people.

Kanye famously defended Beyonce's honour at the 2009 VMAs.
Kanye famously defended Beyonce’s honour at the 2009 VMAs.

“But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are – just to win. F**k winning, f**k looking cool, f**k being cool.

“At the risk of my own success, I’ve been sent here, at the risk of my own life, at the risk of my own career, to give ya’ll the truth. Jay Z, call me. I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head.

“Just call me—talk to me like a man.”

Kanye and Jay Z have always appeared to be the best of friends.
Kanye and Jay Z have always appeared to be the best of friends.


It is not yet known what caused Kanye and Jay Z’s fall out earlier this year, but last month Kanye hinted that they were never that great friends to start with as he admitted that their two children have never had a play date.

The star also sparked controversy earlier this week when he said that he didn’t vote in the US election but he would have voted for Donald Trump if he did.