Kanye West finally cleared the rumors surrounding the infamous mic toss during his performance at the Donda 2 listening party. Most would assume he was frustrated by the technical difficulties that marred the second installment of his show.
However, that wasn’t the case. Kanye recently revealed that he hadn’t planned on performing in the first place. In fact, he stated that he’d been forced to hold the performance.
So Why Did Kanye West Throw His Microphone?
Kanye spoke to Sasha A.Berg and Esther Coco Berg on Instagram, and this is what he had to say:
“It wasn’t about the sound. It was the fact that I was told, one thing I was told was that I had to write the word ‘performance’ on the piece. But what I was giving you guys was performance art. I did these listening sessions when I dropped my album where I put a mask on and I give you this listening session and it’s an installation. “ said Kanye, as he spoke to fans.
“And they basically forced me to mix Taco Bell and KFC. They basically forced to mix tequila with cognac. So right when I did the song and I saw myself grabbing this mic and it wasn’t my original idea, I was like, ‘I’m gonna throw this mic. Why am I doing this?’”
The rapper discussed how his idea and vision for the Donda 2 performance were completely different from the promoters. That difference is why he threw his mic.
“I’m in control of me. To have the ability to sell out a stadium, 50,000 seats in 5 days. Then to be told by a promoter ‘still grab that mic, boy.’”
Written by: Sheila Maina