Kanye West is a class-less piece of dirt. He has said and done some pretty stupid stuff. Who can forget when he said that President Bush doesn’t like black people? Or when he jumped up on stage after losing an MTV Europe Award stating that he deserved to win?
I think last night’s Kanye antic was the worst of them all.
Taylor Swift won the first award of the night for Best Female Video. As she was making her acceptance speech, Kanye West ran up on stage, grabbed the mic from her hand and stated that Beyonce had the best video of all time for Single Ladies, completely stunning both Swift, and the live and TV audiences.
It was incredible. Taylor Swift looked like she was ready to burst into tears, completely stunned.
Beyonce looked like she was in complete shock and embarrassment.
The entire audience began booing West and the celebs began to Tweet:
Pink: “Kanye West is the biggest piece of shit on earth. Quote me.”
Katy Perry: “Fuck you, Kanye. It’s like you stepped on a kitten.”
Kelly Clarkson wrote the following message on her blog:
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.
On a side note, Beyonce has always been a class act and proved again tonight that she still is. Go TEXAS!!
Taylor Swift, you outsell him ….that’s why he’s bitter. You know I love your work! Keep it up girl!
In the end, when Beyonce won the final award for the evening following a stellar performance of Single Ladies, she stated that she remember when she was 17 years old and won her first VMA with Destiny’s Child. She invited Taylor Swift on stage to complete her speech. Beyonce is one classy woman. I’m a fan.
No matter who you thought should have won the award, behavior like Kanye’s is way out of line. Given that this is not Kanye’s first stunt of the same kind, MTV should ban him from future award shows, or at least their next round of shows for the 2010 season.
At the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards West leaped on stage and interrupted the winner to announce that he should have won the award because “the video cost a million dollars and Pamela Anderson was in it.”
Kanye put out the following statement, which he believes to be an apology but I don’t really see where him talking about himself could possible be an apology (note that all things bold are taking directly from his statement, I did not bold them. West did):
"I'M SOOOOO SORRY TO TAYLOR SWIFT AND HER FANS AND HER MOM. I SPOKE TO HER MOTHER RIGHT AFTER AND SHE SAID THE SAME THING MY MOTHER WOULD'VE SAID. SHE IS VERY TALENTED! I LIKE THE LYRICS ABOUT BEING A CHEERLEADER AND SHE'S IN THE BLEACHERS! …………………… I'M IN THE WRONG FOR GOING ON STAGE AND TAKING AWAY FROM HER MOMENT!…………….. BEYONCE'S VIDEO WAS THE BEST OF THIS DECADE!!!! I'M SORRY TO MY FANS IF I LET YOU GUYS DOWN!!!! I'M SORRY TO MY FRIENDS AT MTV. I WILL APOLOGIZE TO TAYLOR 2MRW. WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD!!!! EVERYBODY WANNA BOOOOO ME BUT I'M A FAN OF REAL POP CULTURE!!! NO DISRESPECT BUT WE WATCHIN' THE SHOW AT THE CRIB RIGHT NOW CAUSE … WELL YOU KNOW!!!! I'M STILL HAPPY FOR TAYLOR!!!! BOOOYAAAWWWW!!!! YOU ARE VERY VERY TALENTED!!! I GAVE MY AWARDS TO OUTKAST WHEN THEY DESERVED IT OVER ME… THAT'S WHAT IT IS!!!!!!! I'M NOT CRAZY YALL, I'M JUST REAL. SORRY FOR THAT!!! I REALLY FEEL BAD FOR TAYLOR AND I'M SINCERELY SORRY!!! MUCH RESPECT!!!!!
Just because he is the only dumbass who would willingly give his award away because he felt someone else deserved it, does not in any way mean that every other artist should or is obligated to do the same. He is being absolutely ridiculous. That apology wasn’t really an apology.
Kanye should be ashamed of himself and completely embarrassed. What would his mother say if she were still alive?