Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kanye West...Great Artist...Terrible Ego

Reluctantly I'll join the populace in giving my 2 pennies on Kanye's VMA outburst. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out:

First of all, everyone but Kanye and including President Obama handled this situation well. In all fairness, I will concede that Kanye wasn't off base by saying Beyonce should have won. Her Single Ladies video was and forever will be an iconic video with memorable choreography.

BUT...for Kanye to think that he had the right to ruin a lil country girl's moment because he had the audacity and sense of entitlement to think that he had the right to voice his opinion at that moment is mind boggling.

For most people there is a common sense timing mechanism between good and bad timing that no ego should be able to penetrate...ya know that "Man I really wanna let my opinion be known but it would be really inappropriate to do it now" type of self control.

Dude just wait until after the show to go off in an interview, incite a damn protest afterward, do whatever to make your opinion heard, just don't ruin it for the person who actually won. I mean it probably would have been a paperweight to Beyonce, but to Taylor Swift it probably meant the world.

Stick to the music 'Ye, you have the ability to produce inspirational and positive Hip Hop, don't get away from that, go back to putting your opinion on wax where you can verbally go wild if you want. Also, Beyonce, you truly did show your class in giving Taylor back the limelight she so violently got taken away from your friend, Kanye.

Oh and as for the Pres, Obama deserves some love for keepin' it 100. Might I add that both Kanye and Obama hail from the Chi and share a close relationship with Jigga. Well, despite the comment being "off the record", very tongue-in-cheek and inappropriately released via Twitter, I applaud him for his outspoken honesty.

While most Presidents would have usually ran away from the question, even off record, he went out of his way to let them know what's up...and Kanye can't even be mad because as he admitted later, he was waaay outta line. I am more impressed with Kanye's apology than Serena Williams half-hearted attempt at an apology for her outburst, but that's neither here nor there.

Here's the actual audio on Obama calling Kanye a Jackass...


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