During Thursday's Saint Pablo tour stop in Washington D.C. Kanye West took some time out to address the recent criticisms of his Yeezy Season 4 fashion show. He asked the crowd to "look at the show with their eyes," and not with their ears. He also mentioned how he really needed to hear his lyrics from "Black Skinhead" at that moment:
"I have to be selfish for a second. I have to say that, today I needed to hear these songs. I needed to rehear the lyrics that I was saying or that I was feeling at the time. The things I had to overcome. These controversies or whatever happens in life."
He then seamlessly started rapping "Black Skinhead." Then he went back in. Comparing himself to the Cavaliers and Lebron.
"Bro, like, I’m feeling like the Cavs right now. Last year when Kyrie got hurt. You know what I’m talking about, the fashion show yesterday. That’s what I’m talking about. I want you to look at it with your eyes and not your ears. When you the Lebron, and you don’t bring home that ring, it’s your fault. You could have scored 70. Every one of these lines means so much. If I could be selfish, every line means so much to me right now. It’s exactly what I need to hear. I needed to hear me today. "
On Friday afternoon, Kanye thanked those who ride for him.
It’s our life's mission to create the most transformative experiences— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 9, 2016
Each and every one’s time, insight and feelings are invaluable to us. We want to make people feel great.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 9, 2016
Below you can watch the full 15 minute D.C. speech.