Seems Kanye’s lil stunt has made it all the way to the white house! During a CNBC interview on Monday, President Obama called hip-hop artist Kanye West a “jackass” regarding his behavior during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. (Click Here to watch the video of Kanye stealing the mic from Taylor Swift at the VMAs)
Sad thing is, Obama’s remark was actually made in an off-the-record portion of the interview that was tweeted …then deleted by ABC News reporter Terry Moran. Sadly for him, the results of his twitter stream are still searchable on the site: Continue Reading…
Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards show was nothing less than spectacular! The performances were on point, the drama was on point…hell…even the red-carpet arrivals gave us something to talk about!
Kanye West and his beard date Amber Rose arrived during the pre-show carring a fresh bottle of Hennessey. Now I’m not exactly sure if Ye is a new Henn spokesperson, or if he was simply numbing the daily pains and pressures of hiding from his true self, but whatever the case, Kanye seemed a bit wasted.
It even seems as if Amber tryed to get Kanye to give up his bottle
but it didn’t work!
Kanye West’s diva moment magnatized the awards show swagger by a hundred thousand trillion and I don’t know if I’m the only one, but it seems to me the drama was very well-scripted. Now on top of that, we’ve got a ready-made excuse for Kanye’s bizarre behavior. It took about 2 weeks for Eminem to admit to being in on the joke. I wonder how long Ye will hold out.
Janet Jackson opened the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards with a full tribute to her late brother Michael Jackson. MTV did a montage of several of Michael’s popular videos and Janet appeared to rock the stage in typical Jackson fashion. Janet also hit up her twitter account later to offer her fans a special gift:
I hope u guys enjoyed us tonight. It was very special for me n I have a very special gift for all of u. Sept 14th 1:28am
The gift turned out to be the lyrics to a new Janet Jackson song entitled “Make Me” Click Here for the lyrics.
In between the opening and closing there was a bunch of tomfoolery. In short, Kanye stole the mic from Taylor Swift, Beyonce performed yet again in her sequinned bathing suit and then redeemed herself by giving Taylor some time to shine. I’m sure there was alot more going on but I was too busy rewinding the Kanye incident to pay any attention to anything else. Sorry.
The grand closing for the evening was non other than Jay-Z. Fresh off the heels of his 9/11 tribute concert, Jay rocked the stage with Alicia Keys in a hot performance of “Empire State of Mind”
Jay-Z and Alicia seem to be giving the side eye to the surprise guest who hopped onstage at the end of their performance.
In a surprise (or very well scripted) moment in time, Beyonce gave Taylor Swift the spotlight she’d lost to Kanye West’s earlier tantrum. This photo definitely tells a story and gives Beyonce another leg up in divadom. I applaud MTV for keeping us entertained yet again!
If you were anywhere near Turner Field last Saturday you may have noticed the huge crowds of hip-hop heads that descinded upon the stadium. The georgeous Spring day brought out a ton of ATLiens as all were there to support the 3rd Annual A-Town Day. The event, a celebration of Atlanta, was host to a large group of up and coming Atlanta artists as well as some hometown favorites like Bone Crusher, DG Yola, Slim Calhoun, Big Rube, Rich Boi and more.
There were festivals, concerts and several professionals on hand to spread awareness on topics such as diabetes, cancer and fire prevention. The event was presented by the B-AWARE foundation and proceeds went towards the Georgia Transplant Foundation, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for Performing Arts and the Atlanta Braves Foundation.
Zone 4’s Rich Boi performing for the crowd.
A-Town Day Performance video:
DG Yola performing “Ain’t Gone Let Up”
One particular surprise guest, who happened to stick out like a sore thumb amongst the sea of ATL hip-hoppers, attempted to grace to stage to say “Hello” to her fans but was put on hold by the organizers. This housewife strutted her stuff through Turner Field, flossing her latest Vuitton bag and “SHE” also flaunted her new clothing line. “SHE” eventually got tired of waiting and promptly left the venue to avoid further embarrassment.
Can you guess who “SHE” is… 😆 More A-Town day flix + the great reveal under the cut: