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Awareness

Everyone knows Kanye’s a dick

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.

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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

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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.

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Ringo Starr is uncool

Seriously, there’s no pretending that ex-Beatle Ringo Starr is any good.  Despite the fact that he was the least popular, and possibly the least talented of the Beatles, he’s now officially made himself a bad celebrity.

Ringo has officially come out to publicly state that he will no longer sign any autographs and doesn’t want any fan mail.  In fact, he’s apparently even said he’ll throw away any fan mail he receives in the future.

“Please do not send fan mail to any address you have,” he said in a video message on his website.

“Nothing will be signed after the 20th of October. If that is the date on the envelope, it’s gonna be tossed.

“I’m warning you with peace and love I have too much to do,” the 68-year-old drummer said.

Honestly, I get that it must be tough to be famous.  It’s not the easiest thing in the world to have people constantly bothering you to sign things.  Sure.  But I find there’s a big difference between getting approached on the street/chased by paparazzi, and another with getting fan mail sent to an appropriate address (maybe your management company?).

And sure, not all celebrities really sign everything, maybe most get their interns to do it.  But at the very least, respect the people that are your success.  Give them the illusion that you care.

So frankly Ringo Starr,  I don’t think you’ll have such a problem with people sending you a ton of fan mail anymore.  If you really had all that many fans to begin with.