Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 9:44AM The Blogmother
I'm sorry, this has to be said. As soon as I learned about Kanye West's antics at the VMA's, right after I wondered if it was all a publicity stunt, I knew people would attempt to blame Kanye's behavior on the death of his mother.
West, however, was anything but humorous throughout his three minutes with Leno. He teared up when the talk-show host brought up his late mother, who he lost in November 2007 after a cosmetic surgery gone bad. The rapper addressed his broken engagement and mother's passing into his last album, 808s & Heartbreak, but he's attempted to deal with his emotions onstage rather than behind closed doors.
Now, he appears to be ready to confront some buried pains in private. "I have to analyze how I'm gonna make it through the rest of this life and improve," he said. MTV.com
One small problem, Kanye has been jumping on awards show stages and acting a fool long before his mom passed. So with all due respect for the Kanye West apologists, I'm going to ask y'all to accept the fact that while he may be grieving, Kanye West has a good old fashioned character flaw. He has a ridiculous sense of entitlement, always has, probably always will.
Reason Kanye Is Over No. 1: He’s an even bigger attention whore than Perez Hilton. And that’s saying something. Says E! Online’s Ted Casablanca, “He knew he was going up against Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, and how do you beat that? That’s what everyone was talking about before the show. He knew it had to be really nasty to take the headlines, and it worked.”
No. 2: He appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone adorned in a crown of thorns. Yeah. Don’t think we have to explain that one.
No. 3: He looks like a weirdo and not in a cool Gaga way. “We got to see the worst haircut since 1984 try to steal the spotlight from lovely Taylor Swift,” Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill told MTV. Or as Casablanca says, “I feel like his outfit and his stunt sort of matched.”
No. 4: He’s compared himself without irony to icons Michael Jordon, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison and said he would be in the Bible if they wrote it again.
No. 5: He’s apologized twice on his blog now. Like a crazy desperate person. Oh wait. SOURCE
Chris Brown has the same ridiculous sense of entitlement. Chris Brown has the AUDACITY to whine about Oprah Winfrey doing a show on domestic violence and mentioning his VIOLENCE. How you gon' tell Oprah what to talk about on her own show?
He picked Taylor Swift because he thought she was a weak target and could get away with it, much like Black women and girls are targeted everyday... because people know they can get away with it. Apparently nobody explained to Kanye that while the music machine that props up Black male artists acting a dayum fool is okay with Black male artists attacking, ridiculing, and embarrassing BLACK women and girls, there is a line. Clearly he didn't see what happened to Jamie Foxx when he popped off at the mouth about Miley Cyrus.
No doubt, if Kanye had rushed the stage to snatch a Moon man from Ciara, everybody would have laughed it off. If Kanye would have run to the stage to snatch an award from Beyonce back before she got her street cred by marrying a unrepentant drug dealer, I actually think people would have laughed it off. But rushing to the stage to snatch an award from Taylor swift? Negro PLEEEZ. Let me explain something to you. Country music fans still purchase records. they aren't bootlegging. As Sandra Rose put it:
Maybe it’s me but it seems like this is the first major awards show in a long time where the emphasis was placed more on rock acts and country music acts than hip hop artists.
Taylor Swift has sold over 10 million albums collectively in the world this year and she holds the record for song downloads this year: 20 million. Meanwhile, Jay Z sold around 350K measly copies of his album The Blueprint 3 in the first week. And he may not go gold before Christmas. Sandra Rose
In other words, she's more valuable to the music industry than YOU ARE. You see Kayne may think Taylor's video wasn't as good as Beyonce's video because he can't seem to appreciate a music video where a woman isn't running around scantily clad popping, dropping, and flopping her goodies around. Oh and did I mention that CMT and MTV are in the same corporate family?
To everybody saying that what is about to happen to Kanye isn't fair or is RACIST (y'all know that's coming) my response if this: If Kanye's enablers had put their collective feet down a long time ago, then the industry wouldn't have to be doing this for them. Kanye seems to have forgotten what happened to Janet Jackson. Viacom and CBS ERASED her after her infamous Superbowl performance while Justin Timberlake went on his merry little way.
So as the "community" rallies to save Kanye from himself, all I ask is that you spend as much time defending Kanye as you spent defending Janet Jackson which is NOT MUCH.
Also, all of you screeching trying to blame Amber Rose for the decline of Kanye, you have it reverse. Amber isn't a "cause" she is an "effect." Amber is playing the role Kanye "hired" her to play. She's a prop, just like that bottle of cheap liquor he was carrying around. Amber appears to have the instincts of a survivor so I suspect any day now, she's going to take her catsuits and contact lenses and bounce.
So sorry, I'm rejecting all of the excuses. Its not his Mama's fault. It's not Taylor Swift's fault. It's not MTV's fault or racism's fault, this is all on Kanye. DO what's best for him and let him deal with the consequences now. Because eventually, to paraphrase the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Kanye's enabler's chickens are going to come home to roooooost.
PPS. I expect any day for Russell Simmons to have his ghostwriter over at Global Slime pen a message about forgiveness, but you will NEVER see him pen a piece about a false sense of entitlement or accountability.
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