Kanye West Tears Into Taylor Swift During Screaming Nightclub Rant: 'She Not Cool No More'
Kanye West also had harsh words for Amber Rose, Beck and Macklemore
The wrath of Kanye.
Taking the stage at the club to debut an unreleased track from his new album The Life of Pablo, West’s turn at the deejay booth quickly devolved into a screaming speech about Swift, ex Amber Rose and artists like Macklemore and Beck, as captured on video.
(Warning: potentially offensive language).
“She not cool no more. She had two seconds to be cool, and she f—ed it up,” West, 38, charged.
Swift and West’s renewed rivalry stems around his new song “Famous,” which features lyrics the 26-year-old dubbed singer “misogynistic.” West later insisted he called Swift for approval of the verse, something she denied.
“I called Taylor. I played her. I told her, I said, ‘Taylor, I talked to my wife about it.’ I said, ‘How do you feel about this line, Taylor?'” West said on Tuesday night. “I was like, ‘Taylor, I feel like me and you might still have sex.’ She said, ‘Ooh, Kanye, I like that line.’ Then she won her award and said something completely different.” (When Swift accepted her album of the year Grammy for 1989 earlier in February, she appeared to allude to West in her speech, saying: “There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame.”)
Swift’s rep previously told PEOPLE, “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.'”
Next on the chopping block was Rose, who West sparred with on social media earlier in the month after he mentioned her 2-year-old son during a Twitter rant. Rose retaliated with an explicit Tweet about West’s sexual preferences.
“N—- stop trying to make up stories…” West screamed at 1Oak. “Amber … that bitch ain’t never stick her fingers in my ass, I don’t play like that.”
Beck, whom he jokingly interrupted at the 2015 Grammys, and Macklemore – who was a player in West’s most-recent Twitter tirade – earned the title of “nice human beings” before West said, “but f— out of here.”
“When I go up on the Grammys stage, it don’t matter … that s— ain’t real though,” he said. “Raise your hands if you heard the Beck album. Raise your hands if the Beck album is your s—. That’s your ride out joint, the Beck album … ”
West was at the club with Pusha T, sitting at 1Oak owners Richie Akiva and Darren Dzienciol’s table. Others in attendance included Zayn Malik, Chris Brown, and sister-in-law Kourtney Kardashian, who was accompanied by ex Scott Disick.
The ongoing drama from West might not yet be over, a source exclusively tells PEOPLE and EW.
“I don’t know [if he’s gotten all out]. I know he’s at home. He does [Tweeting] on his own. I think it’s safe to say that he may or may not have some kind of plan,” the source says. “One thing Kanye’s always been adept at is making himself hot, ramping up the expectation around a project. The Twitter aspect of it is a very immediate and very easy way for him to generate a lot of activity. It wouldn’t surprise me if he had a plan with all that.”
And that plan may be leading to an upcoming tour, the source says.
“There is a plan in the works for further rollout of the album that will most likely include a physical product. There is definitely a tour that will be announced soon,” the insider explains. “He’s super busy right now planning the next season of his fashion line and continuing to work on the album.”
Despite its availability for streaming, the source says West is “still making some tweaks to different mixes from the album, different mastering.”
“And then he’s been developing some music videos from the album, meeting with directors, getting story boards together working on the pre-production of a bunch of music videos which will probably all be shot at once.”
•Reporting by JANINE RUBENSTEIN