Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Kanye West has explained that ‘torrent site’ picture and his excuse is pathetic

kanye.jpg

It really wasn’t all that long ago that Kanye West got busted for sharing a photo that sure looked like he was illegally downloading music software.

Apart from dragging deadmau5 Dead-mow-five’s name through the dirt for calling him out, he never did explain himself. Until now, in a casual interview with some of the papparazzi outside LAX airport. Turns out he had a perfectly reasonable explanation for it after all.

It wasn’t his computer.

Silly us! How wrong we were to assume that anyone tweeting a photo of a laptop they were listening to music on was their own computer.

Clearly unsure of his own point, his excuse might have washed a bit better if he didn’t go on to claim that there were loads of artists who are downloading stuff for free as well.

“I do think that people in the music industry, hypocritically, download sounds and shit like that,” he said. “They’ll download plugins, apps… That’s true.”

It’s probably worth noting that the chap filming pounced on Kanye before he even got out of the car, and it sure looked like he had to think of an answer on the spot. Which might go some way to explain the almost robot-like lengthy pauses where the rapper stares off into space. Beware of that guerrilla marketing for Tidal in there too.

Check out the full video below.

Related

john prescott

John Prescott just absolutely destroyed Kanye on Twitter

kanyedramatictweets.jpg

Celebrities dramatically reading Kanye West tweets is obviously superb

Kanye.jpg

Kanye's "Don’t f–k with me" backstage rant on SNL has been leaked

Comments

More

Ed Sheeran's Glastonbury ride is not at all rock 'n' roll

It's classic Ed, really

by Carl Anka
22 Jun 2017

Stormzy praised for his powerful verse on the Grenfell charity song

It's the highlight of the song

by Carl Anka
21 Jun 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has been confirmed for the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury

No, really

by Tom Victor
16 Jun 2017

Classic Fleetwood Mac lineup confirms reunion tour for next year

Return of the Mac, come on

by Dave Fawbert
16 Jun 2017

Gene Simmons reckons he invented rock horns; is trying to trademark it

Yeah, good luck with that one mate

by Dave Fawbert
15 Jun 2017

Ariana Grande to become an honorary citizen of Manchester

The Manchester council plans to honour Ariana after her One Love concert

by Carl Anka
14 Jun 2017

The new London Grammar record is the best album released this year

"I suspect the Archangel Gabriel herself would rip out her own vocal chords if she got the chance to swap with Hannah Reid"

by Dave Fawbert
13 Jun 2017

Taylor Swift has just released her music on Spotify

Finally we can get our Taylor fix for free

by Carl Anka
09 Jun 2017

The definitive ranking of Kanye Wests

It's time to settle the age-old debate once and for all...

by Sam Diss
08 Jun 2017

Guy dives through town blasting the Vengaboys, starts huge party

This couldn't happen anywhere else

by Gary Ogden
07 Jun 2017