You should be honored by my lateness
That I would even show up to this fake shit

from Kanye West – Stronger Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A few years back Kanye performed at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. He promptly showed up an hour or two late, and upon arrival all the students booed him. He called it fake shit because the students were predominantly white upper-class citizens.

But don’t be angry that Kanye showed up late, be grateful he showed up to something so fake at all (which could also be a reference to the rap game in general).

Kanye has repeatedly said that Graduation and this song in particular were written with live performances in mind; the fake shit can be taken to mean really any awards show.

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