Chanel West Coast got caught out at the worst possible moment recently. TMZ’s ever-present cameras managed to catch the rapper (alongside Black Eyed Peas’ member apl.de.ap.) laying into a bouncer who wouldn’t let them into a nightclub.
Chanel let the doorman have it when he denied her group entry.
“You wish you could be a little white girl rapping, b***h!” she yelled at him, an insult that makes more sense when you realize Chanel was out celebrating a successful set at West Hollywood’s The Peppermint Club.
Chanel wasn’t satisfied with just the drunken rant, however. She took to Twitter to give the city a piece of her mind.
“F*ck LA and f*ck clubs period,” she wrote. “Honestly. They tried to tell me ya we can let you and one other person in lol am I supposed to just ditch my friends? Sorry, I’m not fake i won’t ditch my friends for any club. I’m not a superficial b*tch who does anything to get in a club. Like some of these desperate lames. Won’t ditch my friends at the door to enter anywhere. I like to go out with my FRIENDS. Hopefully the girls that looked 12 that got in the club had real ID lol.”
She also gave her side of the story, urging fans and followers to take the video with a grain of salt.
“Don’t let any snippets of me acting mad and drunk define who I am,” she said. “Editing is quite the magic trick lol at the end of the day I stand up for my friends and refuse to let anyone feel left out. I’m a good friend. So think what you want of me but my friends know what’s up.”
Chanel added that the initial reports of her story were incorrect. “And news flash I didn’t get denied @TMZ. Lol I never get denied in any club,” she said. “They denied letting my friends in. Tried to tell me to come in with only one of them. I don’t ditch my friends why don’t you report that?”
The rapper then went in on the media, who jumped to cover the incident but won’t cover her grinding, some more. “The media never shows what a hardworking, kind person I am but as soon as they can catch me drunk going off they show it,” she said. “Drunk after I slayed my show performing at the @peppermintclub mind you. Drunk celebrating a dope performance. Not just drunk for nothing on a Monday lol.”
See the Clip
West Coast is best known for appearing on several MTV shows, but she’s been signed to Young Money for several years. While she announced her debut album years back, it’s been slow in coming. She did make an appearance on Young Money’s Roc La Familia-style compilation album Young Money: Rise Of An Empire.
“Hittin Like” was featured on both of the labels channels, with West Coast teaming up with Shanell for the largely forgotten track. Though she does have a new track with Safaree called “New Bae.”
Check out the video of the rant up top. What do you think? Is Chanel right about the media only focusing on negativity? Is it just that negativity is novel and therefore worthy of coverage? Has Chanel done anything worthy of coverage outside of this rant? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.