Kanye West is well known for a number of things, good and bad. The good that he's known for is the music. He's quite talented and touted as one of the best. Kanye will definitely go down in American pop culture history and the story of hip-hop for all to see. The bad that he's known for grows by the day. It was just a month or so ago when Kanye named himself The New King of Pop since Michael Jackson's untimely death. How tacky, to say the least. But King Kanye is known as a great rapper, performer, and trendsetter. Kanye is also known for his musical greatness, that's for sure. He's also known for being a thorn in the sides of many. This is due largely in part to his outspokenness. Who can blame an intelligent man for having an opinion, really?
But it looks like this time Kanye has gone just a bit too far. Last night at the MTV VMAs (Video Music Awards) at Radio City Music Hall in New York, sensational country chanteuse, Taylor Swift was ever-so-graciously saying her, "Thank yous." She won the award for Best Female Video for her ballad, "You Belong to Me," up against such musical greats as Beyonce' for "Put A Ring on It."
Well low-and-behold, up jumps Kanye like a madman! He jumps onstage, rudely snatches the microphone from young Taylor Swift like a thief in the night, stealing this young woman's moment, and begins yelling. He then says to seventeen-year-old Swift, "I'm really happy for you. I'm going to let you finish. But Beyonce' had one of the best videos of all time." West is basically insinuating that Beyonce' should have won instead of Taylor Swift! TO HER FACE! Let's also remember this young woman's age. She's just a kid.
How rude is that? When does it end? When is it no longer okay to just do and say whatever one wants to? It's high time for Mr. West to stop this madness. We've all put up with his grade-school misbehavior for far too long. We've laughed. We've giggled. We've enjoyed the publicity stunts. But hey, now it's tired. It's really tired. When you step on the feet of kids like Taylor Swift and rob them of their precious moments, during which we should really be celebrating their accomplishments, it's time for someone to step up and say, "Stop! No more!" Where's Kanye's mentor? This isn't cute anymore.
Here's the mess as it happened at the VMA's. Check it out for yourself.
The foks in the audience, by-and-large weren't having it and took every opportunity they could to boo this dude each time his name was mentioned thereafter in his absentia. Oh yes, West got ghost after acting a fool obviously. He was asked to leave this time. People get tired of such ignorance. Beyonce' is such a lady. She displayed tremendous grace, style, and class later in the evening when accepting the highest honor of the evening. She took home the Video of The Year Award for "Single Ladies." The most beautiful and redemptive thing that could have happened regarding this whole mess happened when accepting this award, Beyonce' ever-so-graciously invited Taylor Swift back onstage to finish what she started earlier. Now she could thank her colleagues, family, and friends. What a lovely time to be alive. Check this out for yourself. It's truly beautiful!
By the way, her hubby Jay-Z and Alicia Keys tore it up at the show's end. What was Lil' Mama doing. She's a great dancer, don't get me wrong. I just didn't know she was onstage until the very end when it was time to take a bow. Can anyone fill me in on how she snuck onstage without anyone noticing? Do tell. Whenever I can hear Alicia Keys twinkle on those piano keys and sing, I'm happy!
Kanye West has robbed one too many! What say you? Weigh in on this one.
This Kanye thievery will NOT overshadow Janet's tribute to her brother Michael, who I just happen to adore. She came out dangeeeeeeeeerous! I'll tell you more on bright morrow. Lemon slices please!
P.S. Great news. Kanye, like the rest of us, has a heart. Check out his apology for stealing from Taylor Swift here.
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