I say the word looser, this is due to censorship and sensitivity. I’d like to call him other names, but I’ll leave that to other bloggers.
Yes, the MTV VMA’s are controversial and an excuse to go OFF the wall, but hey, have some dignity (if it exists). Kanye West has now taken things to another level.
Was Kanye’s callous act a publicity stunt or sheer stupidity? Only time will tell.
Eminem & Bruno did it with style.
A couple of years ago, Kanye was a martyr & gave his award to Outkast because he felt they deserved the award more than him. However, that shouldn’t justify him being the award show bully. Especially MTV. Come on dude, it’s probably your biggest audience!
The MTV Video Music Awards are always willfully chaotic, keeping alive the myth of pop as the provenance of rebels by placing a bunch of moderately edgy celebrities within a festive environment and fueling the mood with sexy performances, off-color jokes and “incidents” that are often staged, but good for a thousand Twitter tweets. One of these mostly bogus controversies usually goes a bit deeper, hinting at real issues of identity, status, personal power and self-expression — the sticky stuff from which pop music is, in fact, made. When Kanye West jumped up during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for best female video Sunday night, put his hand over her microphone and declared that Beyoncé’s losing “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” clip was “one of the best videos of all time,” he did a stupid thing. He seemed like a bully inexplicably targeting an honors student, and he further damaged his rather unstable reputation without managing to make his point clear.
But let’s consider what might have motivated West’s outburst. Swift was the bestselling artist of 2008, according to Nielsen SoundScan. She’s transcended her base in country music to become a top 40 juggernaut and, arguably, the current face of young female America. Beyoncé is a slightly older superstar who’s also topped plenty of sales lists; like Swift, she makes chart-toppers strongly rooted in a specific genre that appeal to a wider audience. Her home base is R&B, and, through her marriage to Jay-Z and her brilliant singing style, she’s strongly connected to hip-hop.
Perhaps West, who later apologized, felt that Swift’s little love story mirroring the current plot of the new prime-time hit “Glee” genuinely wasn’t as deserving as Beyoncé’s Bob Fosse-inspired volcanic eruption of a dance routine, which has inspired thousands of tributes by fans, including Justin Timberlake and Barack Obama. Maybe he was miffed that this young black pop queen’s heels were being nipped at by a blond Ivory Girl whose fans tend to look quite a bit like her.
Kanye’s backstage meltdown
For all the ups & downs, winners & losers.
Lets all see how well Kanye’s next album does…. (It will probably smash all previous records)
I’m sure his publicist, fans, record label, etc are cringing at his distgusting behaviour.