Kanye West has an established track record of going a bit off-script during his Saint Pablo concerts — a.k.a. halting songs for extended periods of time to talk about, you know, random stuff — but during a tour stop in Sacramento on Saturday evening, West really out-Wested himself by calling out Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton, and Jay Z for various improprieties. Per Billboard, Yeezy’s concert had a rough start when the rapper showed up an hour and a half late, and the gig ended entirely after only three songs and West’s rants. He began by addressing Beyoncé and some hubbub regarding the 2016 MTV VMAs:
Beyoncé, I was hurt ’cause I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over “Hotline Bling.” Now don’t go trying to diss Beyoncé. She is great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. We are all people. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forgetting who we are just to win. Fuck winning. Fuck looking cool. Fuck being cool.
West then moved on to Beyoncé’s husband, Jay Z:
I’ve been sent here to give y’all my truth even at the risk of my own life, even at the risk of my own success, my own career. I’ve been sent here to give y’all the truth. Jay Z — call me, bruh. You still ain’t called me. Jay Z, call me, Jay Z — I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man.
Hillary Clinton was also brought up — West previously said he would’ve voted for Donald Trump for president, if he chose to vote at all — before he walked offstage. “This Saint Pablo tour is the most relevant [thing] happening,” he said. “If your old ass keeps following old models, you’ll be Hillary Clinton … I’m on my Trump shit tonight.” Stay relevant, man.
Update: According to ABC, Ticketmaster will offer fans who attended Kanye’s abruptly shortened show full refunds.