Kanye West Still Defends Taylor Swift VMA Rant
Five years on, Yeezys stands by his stage invasion...
During an interview with 97.1 Amp Radio, Yeezy defended stage invasion, where he moaned that Beyoncé, not Taylor, should have won the Best Female Video award for Single Ladies.
Standing by his actions, the rap star explained: "There's a lot of times in life where we're being held back on purpose. The moment people hate me the most for, at the awards show, that was inaccurate!
"Whether it was a plan to give Beyoncé the award at the end, we still haven't seen a video as good as that video, like, five years later. There still hasn't been a video that good."
He went on to add that thanks to social-media websites such as Instagram, the music industry is changing, claiming: "The kids now have Instagram and can't be controlled by radio and can't be controlled by TV.
"I love the Backstreet Boys' songs, so if any of them are listening, no knock to them, but there will never be another Backstreet Boys! Not in this day and age.
"It's going to be artists like Lorde, singer-songwriters in this day age that are going to come up. This is Instagram, this is the information highway."
Kim Kardashian's other-half also stated that he gets frustrated when his words are misconstrued as 'rants', admitting: "'Rant' has a negative connotation, and these are inspirational, visionary breaks in pop culture. Every time I talk it is a crack in the matrix.
"Nobody's going to fire me tomorrow, so I can say anything I want to say, and luckily I want to say positive things and I want to make my momma happy and I want to do God's work."
In the same interview, Yeezy also expressed his "respect" for US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel.