By Scott Sterling
It’s been a wild and crazy ride across North America for Kanye West this year, as the controversy-generating rapper took the ambitious Yeezus Tour to his fans.
While the highly conceptual show was packed with hits both old and new, West’s 2013 concert tour also featured a nightly “rant,” where the rapper would go off on a stream of consciousness tirade about everything from issues with Nike to anger at receiving just two GRAMMY nominations for his latest album.
West wrapped up the tour this week with a two-night stand in Toronto (Dec. 22-23), where he thrilled the audience by bringing out hometown hero Drake during the second show.
He also delivered an epic two-part 27-minute tour-ending rant where West declared — among many other proclamations including again chastising the GRAMMYs for not giving him more nominations, including Album of the Year — that it was the rant to end all rants: “This is the last time you’ll hear me say anything negative about anyone.”