So, on one hand, this Kanye taking the mic from Taylor thing from last night’s MTV VMAs is laughable. Seriously. Part of me wonders if it was planned between MTV and Kanye. Everyone is talking about that award show this morning.
But, let’s assume that’s not true, and that Kanye really is that selfish.
19-year old Taylor Swift won the first award of the night, Best Female Video. Kanye jumped up on-stage as Taylor was beginning her acceptance speech and took the mic from her. He proceeded to tell her he was happy for her, blah, blah, blah, but that Beyonce had “one of the best videos of all time.”
That’s great, Kanye. We all appreciate your opinion on a matter that clearly required you to steal the spotlight from one of the hottest musicians out there right now.
I love the irony of Beyonce going on to win Video of the Year later in the show, then completely giving her time to Taylor Swift.
That is class.
Kanye didn’t commit a crime, technically. But, in the minds of countless Taylor Swift fans, he did worse than that.
We will all (likely) continue to be hooked when we hear Kanye’s next melody, but you do have to wonder sometimes when it will all slow down for him. His infamous interruptions, comments and antics aren’t that big of a deal (technically), but they are starting to get kind of old.
When I woke up on Sunday morning at Bonnaroo 2008 and was looking for breakfast, I kept hearing random shouts of “f*ck Kanye!” I hadn’t waited up for his 2 am performance (which was changed at the last minute at his request, and he was still late!), and I’m glad I didn’t.