Taylor Swift & Kanye West
Let’s make it about Taylor Swift first.
Because he could have destroyed her. And not 15 minutes later she came out and delivered a performance without resorting to drama queen tactics.
Can you imagine if that had happened to Lindsay Lohan?
Lilo would have locked herself in her dressing room with her Crack Twitter and a razor and a paparazzo, and refused to come out.
Taylor Swift kept the show going. She even sang live.
Even though Kanye West robbed her of the moment as she stood before a supportive audience to accept her first Moon Man, Taylor Swift bounced back beautifully. This girl will be around a long time. I love her.
Am sure you’ve heard what happened but just in case a quick recap:
Taylor Swift won for Best Female Video over Beyonce and Gaga and the others. She went up to collect her award. Kanye West jumped on stage, cut her off, grabbed the mic, and declared that it should have been B.
What made it worse is the mickey mouse who was directing the show lost all composure and decided to cut to tape instead of letting Taylor finish…
Kanye was reportedly asked to leave, and rightly so, and then at the very end, while accepting Video of the Year, Queen B graciously ceded the moment back to Taylor.
Oprah was in the building!!!!!
Kanye has since apologised. Sort of. In all caps. On his site.
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!!!!!
A horrible stunt, obviously. He’s a dick, of course. All those sentiments, yes, yes, and yes.
But a night that was dedicated to Michael Jackson will now be remembered as the night Kanye cockblocked Taylor Swift. In other words, Kanye disserviced everyone. Janet delivered an angry, emotional, unforgiving performance. And no one is talking about it.
As for his argument that Beyonce deserved it more and being a fan of “real pop culture” and giving his award to Outkast…
Kanye arrived last night with a bottle of whiskey in one hand and a baldheaded reptile in another. Despite having no discernible talent other than famewhoring, Amber Rose is now famous the world over, invited to front row at fashion week, photographed in exotic locations, signed to lucrative modelling contracts, and said to be pursuing an acting a career based solely on the fact that she’s supposedly dating Kanye West.
Don’t front about artistic integrity when you’re playing another game behind the scenes.
Now I’ve always been a Kanye apologist. I love his music, I find him entertaining. But these stunts, these attempts to at once exploit and then criticise the same ecosystem that made him who he is… these antics are becoming tiresome. And pathetic.
Self created drama in the search for inspiration…
Like his well is empty. And he’s pillaged everything he can from his past struggles and now there’s nothing left, no other option in his mind but to manufacture controversy in the hopes of finding a muse on the other end, a desperate artist fearing his last masterpiece is behind him, and selling his soul in exchange for a vision.
Last night Kanye West announced to the world how afraid he is that he’s finished.
Poor Kanye West.
He’d rather you be mad at him than sad for him.
Photos from Wenn.com and AXELLE/Bauergriffinonline.com