Kanye’s mic drop was not the one we were expecting to witness when he angrily threw his microphone down last week during his Donda 2 listening event in Miami.
After Ye threw his mic, the video clip went viral and fans were quick to blame the poor sound quality. Kanye says that that isn’t the case.
“It wasn’t about the sound,” Yeezy explained. “It was the fact that I was told, one thing I was told was that I had to write the word ‘performance’ on the piece. But what I was giving you guys was performance art. I did these listening sessions when I dropped my album where I put a mask on and I give you this listening session and it’s an installation.”
He added, “And they basically forced me to mix Taco Bell and KFC. They basically forced to mix tequila with cognac. So right when I did the song and I saw myself grabbing this mic and it wasn’t my original idea, I was like, ‘I’m gonna throw this mic. Why am I doing this?’”
The “Jail” rapper also pointed out that he continued throughout his career has fought for individualism and no longer wants to participate in the conventional music industry. “I am in control of me. That’s the whole point of why I got this Stem Player. That’s the whole reason why I tweeted the contracts.”
“I sold 50,000 seats in five days and to be told by a promoter, ‘still grab that mic, boy.’ I’m not going to grab the mic if I don’t have to,” he expressed.
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