Kanye West & Sway’s Legendary Fight Is Mashed Up With Kendrick Lamar
On November 26, 2013, Kanye West appeared on Sway In The Morning for one of the show’s most memorable episodes. While promoting that year’s Yeezus album, Kanye got into an argument with host Sway Calloway that led to yelling, trembling, interruption, flared tempers, and an enduring catch-phrase, “How, Sway? You ain’t got the answers!”
The soundbite responded to the Oakland, California native asking West why he was seeking benefactors akin to the Medici family, given his current wealth and success.
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In early 2016, amid another album’s rollout, Kanye West elaborated on his frustrations that particular day when he opened up about his financial stress, a reported $53 million debt. Kanye revealed that he was a father with overflowing bills in 2013 when The Wake Up Show co-founder pressed him, and suggested that he had the money and resources available.
As that interview approaches its ninth birthday, a fan has made it topical once more. In mid-2022, Kendrick Lamar has had to highest consumption of a Hip-Hop album released this year. May’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers double album topped the charts and continues to penetrate culture.
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One album highlight is the Alchemist-produced “We Cry Together.” Featuring Taylour Paige. The song is modeled after an explosive argument between couples. The harsh words, insults, and criticisms last for nearly six minutes before the healing attempt, “Purple Hearts,” featuring Ghostface Killah and Summer Walker.
Now, a fan online has merged about a minute of Kanye and Sway’s argument against the track produced by Alan The Chemist, Emile Haynie, J.LBS, and Bekon. The result is something funny, as well as a reminder of how far, especially financially, Kanye seems to have come.
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On Sunday night (June 26), Kanye appeared at the 2022 BET Awards to help present Sean “Diddy” Combs with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
#BonusBeat: Ambrosia For Heads’ What’s The Headline podcast offers a comprehensive breakdown of Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, including meanings, themes, and additional context.