In news that will come as a surprise to precisely no one, it turns out that Kanye West’s wedding speech turned out to be a 45 minute rant, as revealed in an eye-opening new magazine interview.
Kanye tied the knot with reality star and, more recently, video game protagonist Kim Kardashian in a lavish ceremony in Florence earlier this year, and while the guests tucked into their dinner, the chart-topping rapper launched into his wedding speech, which quickly turned into a 45-minute tirade.
In the latest issue of men’s magazine GQ, he gives readers a taste of his speech, which included the line: “Celebrities are being treated like blacks were in the '60s, having no rights.”
Whatever happened to “to the bride and groom”, eh?
In the slightly bewildering interview, he goes on to compare himself to a blowfish, saying: “I'm not a shark, I'm a blowfish… I'm defending my name as someone's screaming something negative at me. That's a blowfish.”
Clearly a trip to the aquarium - or a cheeky viewing of ‘Finding Nemo’ with baby North - had him inspired.
Meanwhile, later in the interview he is full of praise for his new wife, but rather than the standard “luckiest man in the world” spiel most newlyweds bang on about in interviews, Kanye compares her to a “dinosaur”, saying: “You mean to tell me that this girl with this f***ing body and this face is also into style, and she's a nice person, and she has her own money and is family-oriented? That's just as cool as a f***ing fighter jet or dinosaur! And just as rarely seen.”
Once again, that’s “as cool as a f***ing fighter jet or dinosaur”. We can’t think of a more beautiful compliment than that.
That said, he does give us a taste of his family life with Kim, and the rest of the Kardashian family, now that they’re married, adding: “Family is super cool. Going home to one girl every night is super cool. Just going home and getting on the floor and playing with your child is super cool. Not wearing a red leather jacket, and just looking like a dad and shit, is like super cool. Having someone that I can call Mom again. That shit is super cool.”
Kanye recently came under fire for his performance at Wireless festival, where he regaled the 50,000-strong crowd with yet another of his famous rants.
Read his full interview in the latest GQ magazine, out now.