Kanye West: Taylor Swift VMA Incident Was 'Beginning of the End of My Life'
(WARNING: Graphic language)
During a performance in Manila, Philippines, over the weekend, Kanye West spoke to the crowd about his turbulent history with Taylor Swift.
After performing his single "Famous" - in which he takes credit in the lyrics for Swift's celebrity status - West spoke about the infamous moment at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when he interrupted her acceptance speech.
“That night when I went on stage was the beginning of the end of my life," West told a cheering crowd at the Paradise International Music Festival. "Lady Gaga canceled the tour the next day ... When I just said what everybody else was thinking.”
"But that's the job of an artist, of a true artist: not to be controlled by their finances, not to be controlled by perception, but only to be controlled by their truth."
Watch Kanye's latest rant above.