Somehow I can’t find the video of the actual incident (most of them have been taken down due to a copyright claim by Viacom), which is totally fine by me. We’ve all heard all about how Kanye ran on stage when Taylor Swift won the award for Best Female Video, beating Beyonce’s Single Ladies video. Rolling Stone has a good written coverage of the deal if you’ve missed it.
Basically, it’s another example of Kanye’s self-aggrandizing nature. He’s a narcissist and, quite frankly, not a nice man. Besides all the other times I’ve gotten my hate on for Kanye, this really just proves that he’s a dumbass.
So he does this thing, shocks the world and upsets one of the nicest performers around. (Her quote about the incident was: “Well, I was standing on stage because I was really excited because I had just won the award,” she said. “And then I was really excited because Kanye West was on stage. And then I wasn’t so excited anymore after that.”) It’s unacceptable behaviour, and proves Kanye’s more of a diva than a rapper. It’s a far cry from Public Enemy fighting the good fight to a rich entitled celeb slamming some Hennessy and ruining the MTV Awards.
Kanye was tossed out and he wrote a big apology almost right away
Even President Obama is unimpressed by his moves.
It’s basically just silly politics, and he is getting mad amounts of publicity out of this deal. I’m not even going to go into the rest of the aftermath, but suffice it to say that I hope this finally does him in. He’s got no place in hip hop, besides sitting behind the mixer.