*Kanye West has pissed off some residents of New York City with plans to stage a free concert in front of the iconic Flatiron building as part of NBA All-Star Weekend.
The rapper is set to headline a gig at the Flatiron Pedestrian Plaza in Manhattan on Friday the 13th, but plans to build a large stage and close off roads around the area is not going over well with the local.
Members of a community group sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio to oppose the concert. Nick Athanail of Community Board 5 tells 7online.com: “We’re concerned with the precedence that this sets… We understand events like this make a lot of money for the city, but we think they need to be planned in a rational way. And we think public input is required for that.”
Emil Lissauer, a spokesman for New York City’s events office, tells the New York Post, “The city is committed to ensuring safety at all events while minimizing traffic disruption and impact on local residents.”
Also mad at Kanye…Brandon Browner of the New England Patriots, who called the rapper a “sucka” and said he would’ve beaten his ass if he were Beck.
Browner is reacting to West’s suggestion that Beck should give his Album of the Year Grammy award to Beyonce, then later ranted that the Grammy voters have “disrespected artistry” by choosing Beck over Bey.
“Kanye West is a sucka! Everybody don’t listen to Beyonce,” Browner said, according to TMZ. “Second time he tried to steal somebody shine. First time it was a 15 yr old girl.”
He continued, “Kanye try and play that I’m weird because of my genius. Non of the greats pull that stupid ish. Meaning Marley, Mike Jack, Tupac, Jayz etc.”
“Peep who he tried Beck and Taylor Swift. Real tough guy. If only I could’ve been Beck for one night. Kanye would be rapping thru the wire.”