Riding for his artists isn’t in G.O.O.D. Music artists’ contracts but Kanye West always makes sure to have his family’s back. Just like he did for Pusha T in New York, Yeezy warmed up Teyana Taylor’s VII listening party with a grand speech. Last night (Oct 20), the G.O.O.D Music label hosted Teyana’s event in Hollywood, and there was no shortage of familiar faces. Along with Yeezus, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Karrueche Tran, Nelly, YG, Kim Kardashian, Kurreche and more all turned out to support.

Though he wasn’t as visibly riled up as he was at the My Name Is My Name’s grand opus, Kanye delivered just as much passion and conviction in his speech.

“So, I be scared to turn up,” he continued. “If you remember with Pusha T, I turned up and everybody thought I was crazy. Then he came out and did that buck-twenty and n—-s were like, ‘Aw, man. Maybe the sh– was good.’ But what I’m saying is Teyana provides something that’s so R&B, so black, so ‘hood, so missing and so necessary in the marketplace.”

“I’ma just go ahead and say what I wanted to say in the first place,” he added. “Mother—-ers wanted to drop Big Sean, mother—-ers wanted to drop Teyana and mother——ers wanted to drop Pusha. Everybody always wanna be late or mother——in’ drop somebody and sh– and not believe in somebody all the way through. Now, I’m just gonna go ahead and be ‘Ye and they’re gonna put this sh– on ‘E! News’ and try to say I’m a crazy mother—-er and sh–. But, you know what? This is about artistry and fighting for artists to get their visions out, like it says in the name of the label, Getting Out Our Dreams. MTV News

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“It’s a collective of mother—-ers who believe in real music and there’s never been someone on the label that has had to take something into her hands quite as much as this girl has had to do. So, I really want y’all to give her her credit for fighting against an entire system…I’m just really proud to see her tonight, dropping her album. We had to fight for this.”

“This is a real craft that we focus on,” Kanye said during his introductory statements. “We take the idea of G.O.O.D. Music very seriously. We feel like it’s a bonus when we make it onto the radio. We feel like it’s a necessity when we make it into your hearts. Just like when people talk about Pusha T possibly having the best Rap album last year – I say possibly because my album came out, too. I’m not gonna turn up to that level now because I’ve been controlled by the media…I’m really proud of all the artists on this label and how far they’ve taken it. There’s been so many moments where people doubted a lot of the choices made and I love it when an artist can turn around and have a #1 single like Teyana has and make me look really smart. I just believe in the energy and vision and allowing artists to be free and create exactly what they want to create without any control or manipulation.”



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