It seems not everyone was at Bonnaroo was excited for Kanye West to headline the festival’s Friday night lineup as the organizers were. Though the show went on, but everything went from bad to worse for Kanye when, during the outro of “Heartless” Kanye started yelling, ‘where the press at? F-K the press!”
Given that the press made up an insignificant percentage of the audience, this comment passed by inoffensively-but it was just the beginning of the sermon. Kanye pressed on, touting his work ethic and commitment to his craft and saying he was feeling humbled in a way that gave him strength because at 37, “ what you see [of him] now is only the beginning” which eventually escalated to ‘I am the No 1 muthafkin rock star on the planet”
His outburst was met with violent boos and what looked like a mass exodus. Festival goers headed away from the stage and began filling up U.K dance duo Disclosure’s tent early, punctuating their wait with eruptions of surprisingly well organized chants of “F-K Kanye”
If you were there, would you have booed him too?