THE MAN IS OUT TO GET KANYE WEST
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Kanye West rock rules on Saturday Night Live October 1, 2005
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The Man is out to get Kanye West, or so he'd like to think. In his little world, he can't just be a moderately talented musician, but he has to be a martyr, hero, savior - an angel or even Jesus Christ Hisself. Seriously, I mean look:
Thing is, being basically a rich kid with a successful career, the only persecution he suffers is sometimes not winning ALL the awards. He's got multi-platinum albums and multiple Grammys, but when he sometimes doesn't get an MTV award, he breaks down like a hysterical little bitch. He was robbed. Of course, it's because he's black. He's done this more than once.
From US magazine, November 3, 2006
Rapper Kanye West crashed the stage at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday night and launched into a profanity-laced tirade after losing out on the Best Video award, MTV reports.
West, who won Best Hip-Hop artist honors, was clearly not pleased that Justice vs. Simian's "We Are Your Friends" beat out his own big-budget "Touch the Sky."
Unlike the Simian clip — which features images of people falling through floors, lying passed out as a forest of beer bottles is set up around them and milk and cereal are poured on them — Kanye argued during his bum-rushing rant that his high-concept clip should have won because, "[My video] cost a million dollars. Pamela Anderson was in it. I was jumping across canyons and sh--." When his video doesn't win, Kanye argued, "the awards show loses credibility. Nothing against you, but hell, man."
The rant, which inspired gasps from the audience, carried over into a post-show press conference, in which West admitted to reporters, "I haven't seen [the Justice vs. Simian video]. Possibly it could have been quite good, but no way better than 'Touch the Sky'. That is complete bullsh--. I paid a million. Obviously it's not all about the money, but the response it got transcended everything, it really made great TV. It took a month to film; I stood on a mountain; I flew a helicopter over Vegas. I did it to be the king of all videos and I wanted to walk home with that award."
He attributed the Justice vs. Simian win to some "spread the love bullsh--, 'Oh everyone should have an award'. Please, press people, print 'Kanye says f--- that!"
For being so utterly self-involved, Monsieur West doesn't seem to have much self-awareness to see how ridiculous this stuff looks, and how contemptible when you add in on top all the pure silly childish hatefulness he expresses.
Still, Kanye West created "Gold Digger," so I'll overlook a lot for that.
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