Watch Kanye Yell At Sway And Freestyle Over Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer”

By Tom Breihan / November 26, 2013

Kanye West has been on about a million radio shows in the last few days, but he’s only rapped over a Nine Inch Nails song on one of them. I’m already on record as saying I think Yeezus is the best Nine Inch Nails album of 2013 (even though there’s a great actual Nine Inch Nails album that came out this year), so this seems cosmically appropriate. Near the end of his contentious interview with Sway Calloway on Shade 45’s Sway In The Morning Show, Sway successfully badgered Kanye into doing something off the dome. This mostly meant he grunted for a couple of seconds, said a few stray words, and did zero actual rapping. And then he called it the first-ever freestyle with no rhymes. So I guess what I’m saying is: Don’t expect a miracle here. First watch Kanye yell at Sway at the 17-minute mark, then hear the freestyle at 31:07.

“I like Nine Inch Nails, though.”