In a polarizing but not at all unexpected move, Kanye West stopped halfway through all three of his headlining sets at Wireless Festival in London to say some words. We shared a few gems from his Friday night set, but on Saturday while filling in for a sick Drake, he had some more to say. According to NME, in addition to covering three Drake songs (“Headlines,” “We Made It” and “All Me”), West continued his mid- “Runaway” ranting streak, this time for nearly 20 minutes:
“Most of y’all won’t believe this but I’m actually very shy in real life. I work one year on 12 songs. If you’re really shy then what kind of song would you need to get on stage? You’d need a Kanye West song.”
“The media paint me as if I’m some sort of villain. I’m really more of a porcupine or a blowfish. They only talk about me when I’m angry.”
Sunday night saw a third, shorter speech, The Mirror reports. This time, West responded to the media’s coverage of his first couple of rants:
“The media wrote that people booed. And you know what. I’m not going to lie, I’m not invincible. It hurt me a little bit because I knew how much of a good time that everyone had. I’m sorry that I’m not a complete belligerent asshole that I normally am, but I will be back.”
Afterwards, during a private DJ set with designer Virgil Abloh in a London club, West reportedly played a bunch of new songs that were noted on Twitter for being “dark” and “hellish” and “promising” and “hard.” For more, read some excepts from Kanye’s recent “Technology, Culture, and Consumer Adoption” panel at Cannes Lions right here.