Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kanye Actually Makes Sense


Remember all that shouting Kanye West always directed at MTV a few years ago when he never won any awards? Well, I think he finally figured out what the rest of us already knew. MTV fixes their awards shows. I'm not going to go into the whole Britney thing from this past VMA, but I think we all know the fix was in and Kanye finally realizes it is in as well.

The European version of the VMA's was held this week and Kanye won an award which, for the first time in his entire life he feels he didn't deserve. Yep, that's right.

"I won nothing last year and I'd brought out Stronger. Then this year, just because I was there, I won best urban act. This was Lil Wayne's year."

Wow, attendance playing a factor? Who would have thunk that an award show would do something like that. Oh, and as an additional thank you gift to Britney Spears for her earlier MTV interviews and appearances, she grabbed two more awards in Europe and this is what Kanye had to say about that.

"Britney Spears over Rihanna? Are you serious?"

Yes, MTV is serious and they thought Britney selling a few albums was much better than Rihanna selling like 10 million. But then again, Rihanna also didn't come to MTV to do an exclusive interview which gave the network big ratings. So, next year Rihanna, you need to do something awful, and then come talk about it exclusively on MTV and you will walk away with all the awards you can carry.

Even Kanye's friends were not left out of his observation.

"I mean f**king Jared Leto? He's my boy but he shouldn't have won over some of those other artists."

Yes, but those other artists didn't trek over to Europe and Jared Leto did. Hence, Jared gets a nice big award.

17 comments:

not a famous adrian said...

I think this is the 1st time I have ever agreed with anything he said.

califblondy said...

He's right and it's good to hear someone speaking out and even admitting when he didn't deserve to win.

MontanaMarriott said...

TELL IT
TELL IT BABY
I am glad somebody finally put MTV on front street!
Hmmm I wonder if they will ever play any of his videos now?!?!?

Gillybean said...

We all know MTV sold out when it became CARTV (Crap-Ass-Reality-TeleVision) instead of Music-TeleVision.

Kanye's got his Grammys, that should be all that matters.

not on my dollar said...

That's why I love Kanye. Sometimes he's the only one in the room who's willing to tell the truth.

Kudos Kanye. I give you all my love and support.

not on my dollar said...

Hey the wastebasket is back! Thanks now I can delete my mistakes.

ms_wonderland said...

Kanye won an unofficial award as the biggest pillock in show business at his album launch in London. The journos present could not believe the ego on him.

twunty mcslore said...

He messed up the end of my Bonnaroo experience, but now I forgive him. I actually really wanted to see that show but couldn't stay awake any longer.

Harriet Hellfire said...

Jared Leto was HORRIBLE at the MTV Europe awards. Just awkward and pretentious and not funny at all. I couldn't bare to watch it after a while.

jax said...

Kanye's just pissed becasue he just realized MTV CHOSE not to give him an award, deserving or not.

Dave said...

Haha, I love that he's wearing a Frylock shirt, I'll have to look for a bigger pic.

KellyLynn said...

Why are MTV "awards" so coveted anyway? Every damn thing on that network is fake -- why should their honors be any different?

Mooshki said...

"I mean f**king Jared Leto? He's my boy but he shouldn't have won over some of those other artists."

This kind of thing is why I continue to love him even though he's a total ass. :)

Jasmine said...

kanye is awesome because he is at once a breathtaking arrogant ass and a truthful talker (his truth anyway)....... plus he is an amazing performer.
p.s. oh yeah, mtv sucks. i envy you older people who actually had music and shiz on mtv. i dont remember anything but 30 sec videos and screaming girls from philly 'shouting out' to their homies back hhooooommmmeeeeeeeee.
shut up you dumb 17 year old, i want to watch the only part of the video i can see without your gaping mouth running beside it.
uggg.

ElsieFire said...

Dear god, Jasmine just made me realize how old I am.

I SAW MTV GO LIVE. My friend's dad was the first one to get a Satellite dish (remember, the one's that were on your LAWN??) and we were so excited, we had a sleepover and watched it all night long.

Sigh. Now, I'll go slip some Geritol in my coffee, hitch up my pants, and complain 'bout the guvern'mnt.

Jasmine said...

oh elsiefire! be glad you had what you did. i think every generation is having to skim off the top of what is left of the pie.( i am hungry in case you didnt notice)
True story....
my friend is a child care helper for 3 and 4 year olds and the other day they were all talking about bugs that live in water, when she asked them all where they heard about these bugs everyone of them said YOUTUBE! Kids are watching youtube nowadays instead of going outside and seeing the real thing. Anyway, that made me feel old when i heard that story, if that makes you feel any better.

newsgrrl said...

I stopped watching MTV in 1996 - which was about when it started to go to hell. It's really too bad, the Music TeleVision was the best when it started. I stopped watching about the time it jumped the shark. Sad.