Kanye West gave a speech about self-love midway through a show at Boston over the weekend.
The rapper’s improvised monologues have become a fixture of his live performances and he has been sounding off on whatever comes to mind on each night of his Saint Pablo tour.
During his stop in Boston on Saturday, West was inspired to share some thoughts on the topic of self-love.
“We only got a 100 years here, if we’re lucky,” he said. “…We need to start thinking of ways to change the way we treat each other, the way we talk to each other, the way we talk about each other.”
West suggested that “we have to love ourselves before we can love anybody else.”
He blamed the media, a frequent target of his sermons, for making it difficult for people to love themselves.
“And the media from day one, from when you were little ass kids, they teach you not to love yourself. They take something out of you and they try to sell it back to you…Something that you’ve been fighting for your entire life that’s taken from you as a child. That you always had inside of you. That’s self-love.”
West auto-tuned his peroration, singing to the audience: “That’s why I love you so much, cause as everybody knows, I love me so much.”
Last night, West joined Puff Daddy on-stage in New York City, where the rapper is touring his Bad Boy Family Reunion show.