Kanye West halted his concert in Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday to declare his hip-hop supremacy, and denounce any/all copycats of his Yeezy divinity. Record stopping during a performance of his wrathful/lustful "Freestyle 4" from Life of Pablo, Kanye--mid-stage hover--announced to his Canadian disciples below that "This the original. Accept no imitations."

Kanye went on to add:

You with the Rap God right now. Niggas be copying my shit, bro. Stealin' our shit, stealin' our stages. Copying our shit one-to-one.

Some, including TMZ, are theorizing that Mr. Ye chose Canada to cut into one of the country's treasures, Drake, for copying his floating stage motif during his own Summer Sixteen tour.

Staunch allies, torn apart by levitation.

Header photo via Billy Farrell/BFA

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