LL Cool J chides Kanye for passing water on Grammy Award: ‘piss in a Yeezy’
'I don't understand this constant disrespect,' the hip-hop icon says
LL Cool J admits he was left feeling some way after watching the viral video of Kanye West urinating on a Grammy Award.
West posted the disturbing footage to his Twitter feed last month, amid his rant about the music business being “modern day slavery.”
At the time, Ye shared copies of his abysmal record contract and capped off his grievance by showing one of his 21 Grammy awards inside a toilet bowl and receiving a golden shower.
The video stunt was not a good look, according to LL Cool J, the first rapper to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. As a two-time Grammy winner and five-time host of the ceremony, the hip-hop icon reacted to the footage during an appearance on Showtime’s “Desus & Mero.”
He also made time to shade Ye’s sneaker brand, Complex reports.
“With all due respect, I think Kanye should just — maybe he should just piss in a Yeezy or something instead of pissing on a Grammy,” LL said. “Piss in a pair of one them Yeezys, B. I felt some kind of way about that sh*t. I didn’t love that sh*t, because I’ve been with the Grammys for five years.”
LL went on to acknowledge that the Recording Academy is not without flaws, but noted that the “constant disrespect” is not warranted.
“I don’t understand this constant disrespect,” he continued. “Look, now don’t get me wrong, there have been some foul things that have happened to some artists around the Grammys; they (the Recording Academy) are not without flaw … but piss on one those f*cking space shoes or something … C’mon, man. What the f*ck is he doing?”
Watch LL’s full interview above, or skip to his comments about West via the Twitter embed below.
While West has been a vocal critic of record labels and the oppressive legal agreements artists are often forced to sign, radio host Charlamagne tha God has called out the hip-hop star for being guilty of the very same unethical tactics he speaks out against, theGRIO previously reported.
“When you sign a music deal you sign away your rights,” Kanye tweeted last month, at one point implying he would return the 50% share of masters he has of artists signed to his label G.O.O.D. Music. In response, his protege Big Sean thanked Kanye in a tweet, acknowledging that the move would “help so much.”
On “The Breakfast Club” Wednesday, radio host Charlamagne tha God said Ye owes Big Sean $3 million after he allegedly trapped the Detroit rapper into signing a “terrible contract.”
“The restraint that Big Sean shows to Kanye West is remarkable,” the host said. “It lets me know that he really is a healed individual because Kanye West — I hope one day Big Sean tells his story. Just know, Kanye West owes Big Sean a whole lotta money, and he’s got Big Sean in a very terrible contract to be out here screaming about giving folks their masters back and all types of other things.”
The media personality went on to explain that “Kanye West owes Big Sean $3 million,” and called out Ye for taking “half of Sean’s profits and half of Sean’s royalties.”
“Kanye wouldn’t agree to Big Sean getting his masters back from Def Jam. Kanye needs to do right by Big Sean. … Brothers, we have to stop doing that to each other ’cause we run around out here misleading other people and really being false prophets, but you’re not even doing right by your own people. Do right by your own people, ‘Ye.”
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