Sacramento radio station says adios to Kanye West
SACRAMENTO — A radio station in Sacramento has banned Kanye West from its airwaves after the singer’s concert Saturday night. It was his last concert he is scheduled to play after canceling his latest tour.
According to Billboard, it all started when the singer showed up and hour-and-a-half late to his show and then proceeded on a lengthy tirade that targeted Beyonce, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, Taylor Swift and radio.
He accused the radio stations of not playing artists like Frank Ocean and Kid Cudi because they’re paid to play the same songs over and over again.
He included the phrase “Radio, F*** You” in there multiple times as well.
West’s words apparently didn’t sit too well with Sacramento’s KHHM Hot 103.5, who decided to ban his music “for a very long time.”
While on air, the DJs began playing West’s song “Fade” then abruptly stopped it.
“That’s the last time you’re going to hear Kanye West’s ‘Fade’ on this radio station — also the last time you hear any Kanye West song on this radio station for a very long time,” said the Music Director Justin Marshall.
“You’re going to go into Sacramento and say ‘F radio,’ really bro? Really?” Marshall reportedly said. “You’re the same guy 15 years ago that was begging radio to play you. And they did and they gave you a shot. Without radio you didn’t blow up to be the artist that you were. That you were, because you’re no longer that artist anymore. You’re no longer the guy pushing five million albums, selling millions and millions of singles.”
To watch the full response from the radio station, click here.