Kanye West Splits With DJ Mano, Who Goes on Homophobic Twitter Rant
Plus, watch a supercut of Mano repeatedly messing up during the 'Yeezus' tour
It’s no secret that Kanye West is a perfectionist. The rapper has repeatedly scrapped studio tracks when he decided they weren’t up to snuff and rearranged his wedding’s decor down to almost the last minute, so it’s pretty believable that he might have fired his touring DJ, Million Dollar Mano, for a spate of onstage screw-ups. Mano himself revealed that the two are no longer working together via Twitter yesterday, saying, “gonna have a fun day blocking these kanye stans that are happy i don’t dj 4 him anymore,” but didn’t offer any explanations.
In response, a member of the fan message board Kanye to The put together the video above, which shows repeated instances of missed cues, wrong song choices, and Kanye looking pretty ticked off while waiting for Mano to get his shit together. In fairness, that’s only handful of instances from over the past year, but this is also Kanye we’re talking about.
Whatever the reason for the split, Mano doesn’t seem to be too happy about it. He spent the last 24 hours or so tweeting incessantly, alternately commenting on the Ferguson, Missouri situation, ranting against celebrity, and calling Kanye’s fans gay, writing, “lol a lot of niggas that wanna b ye boyfriend on here,” “a lot of u fans are low key gay and want more than a fan/relationship with the men they look up 2,” “guys with man crushes need 2 just accept their homosexuality,” and so on. Amidst all that, he also claimed that he doesn’t care about losing that job, saying, “i have a 6 figure co-pub deal with @WarnerChappell and u goofies asking me about my tour dj gig???? lmao y’all priorities are fucked.”
But if he’s really over it, it’s odd that he’d retweet this fan’s message from about an hour ago: “People tend to forget that a lot of the versions of songs you heard live at Kanye’s shows were in part due to @CallMeMano.”
Check out Mano’s Twitter feed if you have time to read the 100-plus tweets he’s posted in the past day.