For gaining popularity when his mouth was wired shut, Kanye West sure doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know when to keep his mouth closed. The popular rap star is constantly in the media for being outlandish and brazen with his attitude. He has own opinion and apparently it is the only one that matters (in his mind). His latest tirade came last night at the 2009 Video Music Awards on MTV.
Kanye stormed on stage as Taylor Swift was about to give her acceptance speech for winning Best Female Video. Kanye takes the microphone from Taylor and proceeds to state that BeyonceÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s video was better. Kanye stated: Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m really happy for you, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll let you finish (meaning Taylor), but BeyoncÃƒÂ© had one of the best videos of all time.Ã¢â‚¬Â At this point the audience began to boo and Taylor was left onstage not knowing what to do. She ended up walking off without finishing her speech.
Later on in the evening, BeyoncÃƒÂ© won for Video of the Year and she stated that she remembered when she won her first VMA with DestinyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Child and how exciting it was. She then called Taylor up on stage to finish her speech. Talk about class!
BeyoncÃƒÂ© was not the only one on TaylorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s side of the fiasco. Several celebrities tweeted during and after the event on how horrible Kanye was. Below are a few examples:
Pink: Kanye West is the biggest piece of [email protected]*# on earth. Quote me.
Joel Madden: WOW Taylor Swifts first VMA and she didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even get to ENJOY it. Kanye You were just a bully on that one man.
The list of replies go on and on. Kanye did release an apology (if you want to call it that) on his blog but has already been deleted, it stated:Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom [Andrea]. I spoke to her mother right after and she said the same thing my mother wouldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve said. She is very talented! I like the lyrics about being a cheerleader and sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in the bleachers! IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment!Ã¢â‚¬Â
He continued, Ã¢â‚¬Å“BeyonceÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s video was the best of this decade!!! IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sorry to my fans if I let you guys down!!!!! IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sorry to my friends at MTV. I will apologize to Taylor 2mrw. Welcome to the real world!!!! Everybody wanna booooo me but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a fan of real pop culture!!! No disrespect but we watchinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ the show at the cribe right now causeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. Well you know!!!! IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m still happy for Taylor!!!! Boooyaawww!!!! You are very talented!!!!! I gave my awards to Outkast when they deserved it over meÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what it is!!!! IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not crazy yall, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just real. Sorry for that!!! I really feel bad for Taylor and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sincerely sorry!!! Much Respect!!!!!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Taylor Swift responded to what happened backstage at the awards stating: Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was really excited, because I had just won the award. And then I was really excited because Kanye West was onstage. And then I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t so excited anymore after that. And I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to start anything because I had a great night tonight.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Taylor also commented on BeyoncÃƒÂ© calling her up on stage. She stated: Ã¢â‚¬Å“They told me to stand by the side of the stage and I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really know what was going to go down, but I thought it was so wonderful and gracious of her to do what sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s always done. SheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s always been a great person before anything else. Before the talented artist, the superstar, sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s always been a great person and I just, I thought I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t love BeyoncÃƒÂ© more tonight, then tonight happened and it was just wonderful.Ã¢â‚¬Â
So the world appears to be very angry with Kanye West at the moment which will not help his upcoming tour with Lady Gaga this fall. The two are set to begin a tour soon and Lady Gaga may want to reconsider, if she has the option. Of course we all know, especially us in the poker world, that Lady Gaga is famous for her Poker Face song as well as many others. KanyeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s outburst may hurt ticket sales of the upcoming tour and Lady Gaga may be better off going solo.
Oh and as a side note: Kanye West sold only 1.6 million copies of his latest album while Taylor has sold 3.7 million which is the highest of any artist over the past twelve months. So maybe he was just a little jealous or possibly drunk as pictures have surfaced of Kanye with a large bottle of alcohol at the awards show last night. Either way his behavior is inexcusable and maybe next time he will think twice before opening his mouth.
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