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…
Kanye West hit up Jay Leno and offered yet another apology for the stunt he pulled on Taylor Swift during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards (Click Here to watch). I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a bit of Kanye overload right now. But since I’m all for the people, I thought I’d share this transcript and video of Kanye’s 3rd apology on Jay Leno. (Apology #1, Apology #2)
JAY LENO: Have a seat, my friend. First of all, let me say thank you for honoring this commitment. A lot of times, people — They kind of back out at the last minute, or they have a publicist or someone call and say, “Oh, I’m sorry, my client’s not available.” So thank you for coming and doing this, in light of all the things that have been going on.
Tell me about your day. Have you had a tough day today?
KANYE WEST: Yeah, it’s been extremely difficult. I just — just dealing with the fact that I hurt someone or took anything away, you know, from a talented artist or from anyone, because I only wanted to help people. My entire life, I’ve only wanted to give and do something that I felt was right. And I immediately knew in the situation that it was wrong, and it wasn’t a spectacle or just — you know, it’s actually someone’s emotions, you know, that I stepped on. And it was very — it was just — it was rude, period. And, you know, I’d like to be able to apologize to her in person. And I wanted to –
JAY LENO: So when did you know you were wrong? Was it afterwards? as you were doing it? When did it strike you, “Uh-oh”?
Lil Mama has sent out an apology via her PR peeps for her actions last night. In case you missed it, Rapper Lil Mama decided to grace the stage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards closing performance, in which Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performed their first-ever collaboration, “Empire State of Mind.” The America’s Best Dance Crew judge hopped out of her seat and onto the stage during the song’s final seconds and pranced around onstage as if she was the headlining act. Word is, Jay attempted to avoid embarrassing her by tapping her on her leg, but apparently she didn’t get the hint. In her statement, Lil Mama says she was merely caught up in the moment:
“I did not mean any disrespect towards Jay-Z or Alicia Keys,” the statement read. “I admire them and look up to them as role models. ‘Empire State of Mind’ had my emotions running high. In that moment I came up onstage to celebrate my two icons singing about NY.” (source)
Kanye West also issued another apology to Taylor Swift for stealing her joy during the awards show as well. Now, I’m still standing by my original assessment that this is all a hoax wonderfully crafted by MTV writers, but viewers are angered so much by Kanye seemingly disrespecting a lil country singer, that they’re gonna keep this going for a while. This is ratings gold!! Why not keep up the drama?? Anyway, Kanye hit up his blog yet again to issue a 2nd apology. The new statement says: 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.
This is why Kanye wasn’t invited to Obama’s big healthcare speech. If only the MTV VMA people had done the same – at least they had the good sense to not invite Congressman Joe Wilson. (And Beyonce’s video *was* pretty awesome.)
Shouts out to my Twitter fam for keeping this in circulation. Hilarious!