Kanye West TMZ Rags On Me Out Of Racial Nervousness

2/16/2014 3:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
021614_kanye_rant_launchKanye West went on another endless rant Saturday night ... but this one had a racial twist.

Kanye was playing the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey when he called out TMZ and other media for criticizing him over the last year.

Kanye said we all make him look like "a maniac and an animal" ... not because of anything he did ... but because of our discomfort over interracial relationships.

Unless we're missing something ... he thinks we all have a problem with the fact that he's engaged to Kim Kardashian.

Funny ... we thought we were ragging on him long before he hooked up with Kim.