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Kanye West: Don't blame me for Bonnaroo

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Tbdkanyewest062608 In case you missed it (and if you're a typical Bonnaroo attended, it's entirely possible you did), Kanye West is in a snit over his treatment at the music festival. He lashed out at fans, the organizers and the technicians at Bonnaroo, posting an ALL CAPS RANT on his blog at KanyeUniverseCity.com.

"This Bonnaroo thing is the worst insult I've ever had in my life," he wrote. "This is the most offended I've ever been ... this is the maddest I ever will be. I'm typing so f---ing hard I might break my f---ing Mac book Air!!!!!!!!   Call me any name you want.... arrogant, conceited, narcissistic, racist, metro, fag whatever you can think of.... BUT NEVER SAY I DIDN'T GIVE MY ALL!"

That's right folks, he's key-pounding mad! West's performance at the Tennessee festival was scheduled for 2:45 a.m. in the early morning of June 15, the AP says. West didn't take the stage until 4:25 a.m., angering much of the crowd who had stayed up late. Ever-patient, they tossed glow sticks and beer onstage and chanted "Kanye sucks."

West says the delay was caused by problems putting up the stage set, which included a spacey landscape and a giant video screen, with lots of glow-in-the-dark effects. He says by the time everything was ready, a bad show was all but inevitable.

"WE WERE OBVIOUSLY DEALING WITH F---ING IDIOTS WHO DIDN'T REALLY HAVE THE CAPACITY TO REALLY PUT ON THIS SHOW PROPERLY," he ranted. "... MY PRODUCTION MANAGER TRIED TO LOAD IN FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE I WENT ON STAGE BUT THE FESTIVAL WOULDN'T ALLOW US TO DO ANYTHING UNTILL PEARL JAM LEFT THE STAGE. PEARL JAM ENDED ONE HOUR 
LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" That's a lot of exclamation points.

But in the end, he apologizes to the fans about the quality of the show:

"IT BROKE MY HEART THAT I COULDN'T GIVE THESE FANS STRONGER IN IT'S GREATEST FORM... BY THE TIME I GOT TO STRONGER IT WAS DAYTIME AND IT BROKE MY HEART.  I'M SORRY TO EVERYONE THAT I DIDN'T HAVE THE ABILITY 2 GIVE THE PERFORMANCE I WANTED TO."

Now you'll just have to shell out $100 to see it at another one of his tour dates.

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