Monday, September 14, 2009
Kanyeezy? What the fa-cheezy?
In case you were living under a rock this past weekend, MTV hosted it's annual Video Music Awards (VMA's) in New York City last night, during which "the incident" in question took place.
We've seen Kanye West pull a lot of jaw dropping moments in our time: from storming out of the MTV Music Awards in 2004 for losing "Best New Artist" to country singer Gretchen Wilson, to the moment he stormed off stage and declared his "boycott" of the MTV Music Awards over the performance of Britney Spears who was placed before him on the agenda, to the time in 2006 at the MTV Europe Music Awards when he interrupted the acceptance speech of Justice & Simian when his "Touch The Sky" video lost to their "We Are Your Friends" video, to telling America that Bush 43 doesn't like Black people as Michael Meyers looked on like a deer in the headlights. All classic moments in Kanye history.
Thus it should really come at no surprise that Kanye struck again last night at the MTV VMA's with his latest outburst/tantrum. This one, however, took an interesting twist as he commenced the outburst not on his own behalf, but on behalf of a third party: Beyonce. The Best Female Video award went to country singer, Taylor Swift, her first ever MTV award. As Swift took to the mic to accept her award, Kanye rushed to the stage, D-Bo'ed the mic from her, and said:
"Taylor, I'm really happy for you. I'll let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!"
Immediately, the cameras turned to Beyonce only to show Beyonce's jaw on the floor.
The audience, realizing by the look on Swift's face that this was probably not a scripted moment, began to boo Kanye West even after he sat down. Swift, who was literally speechless, turned around in defeat and left the stage.
Later that evening, when Beyonce won Best Video, she brought Taylor Swift back to the stage so that she could properly give her acceptance speech uninterrupted.
Kelly Clarkson had this to say about Kanyeezy:
“Dear Kanye, What happened to you as a child?? Did you not get hugged enough?? Something must have happened to make you this way and I think we’re all just curious as to what would make a grown man go on national television and make a talented artist, let alone teenager, feel like shit. I mean, I’ve seen you do some pretty shitty things, but you just keep amazing me with your tactless, asshole ways. It’s absolutely fascinating how much I don’t like you. I like everyone. I even like my asshole ex that cheated on me over you…which is pretty odd since I don’t even personally know you. The best part of this evening is that you weren’t even up for THIS award and yet you still have a problem with the outcome. Is winning a moon man that much of a life goal?? You can have mine if it will shut you up. Is it that important, really??”
“I was actually nominated in the same category that Taylor won and I was excited for her…so why can’t you be?? I’m not even mad at you for being an asshole…I just pity you because you’re a sad human being.”
What is Wrong with Kanye West?