You know that saying, it takes a village to raise a child?
Apparently, Kanye's village has failed him. He obviouslydoesn't have a real friend in the world. There does not appear to be anyone whocan get through to him, to make him understand that he needs to curb hisobnoxious behavior.
I thought it was a joke when Kanye showed up on the MTV VideoMusic Awards stage next to Taylor Swift, right in the middle of her acceptancespeech for Best Female Video for "You Belong With Me." It was the first Moon Manfor the 19-year-old country starlet, who has become an equally huge star in thepop world.
"I always dreamed about what it would be like to win one ofthese one day," Taylorsaid with surprise. "I never thought it would happen."
As Taylorcontinued, Kanye interrupted, saying he thought Beyonce's "Single Ladies" videowas wrongly overlooked. "Hey Taylor,I'm really happy for you, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time."
I didn't expect Taylorto win that award, and I'm not upset about Kanye's opinion. However, bum-rushingthe stage wasn't the appropriate time and place to express his disagreement.
Not only was Kanye's approach disrespectful, it wasespecially disrespectful because it was directed towards a woman--a teenage girl,actually. Taylorwon't turn 20 until December. I can only imagine how her father feels. I'm sure he would liketo have a talk to Kanye. I'm not related to her, and I'd like to have a talkwith him.
If Kanye wants people to win the awards he thinks they deserve,he should create his own event. He should name it after his website, KanyeUniversecity.com, and webcastit.
Kanye is a guest at the MTV Video Music Awards. He does notdetermine the winners. The winners are determined by popular vote. Furthermore,aside from the fact that Taylor Swift is a top-selling artist, who has revolutionizedteen country pop, she did not have any competition in this category as hercompetitors Beyonce, Lady GaGa, Pink, and Kelly Clarkson split the pop vote. Taylor had to get 100percent of the country vote, plus some of the pop vote as well.
It's simple math that even a "College Dropout" should beable to figure out.
Ironically, a MTVwriter joked that Kanye's rant was an indication that he might be inebriated."Kanye West ruins Taylor Swift's big moment," the MTV.com editor wrote. "Furtherproof that he's on the Hennessy. In my humble opinion, that is."
MTV also reported that Perez Hilton andHayley Williams started a #TeamTaylor trend on Twitter.
Pink tweeted about her annoyance with Kanye."Kanye West is the biggest piece of sh-t on earth. Quote me," she wrote. "Myheart goes out to Taylor Swift. She is a sweet and talented girl, and deservedher moment. She should know we all love her."
Kanye has previously made award show rants about GretchenWilson, Justice and Simian, as well as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake,but this was the worst.
I give credit to Taylor.She handled it gracefully. The audience countered him by giving her a standingovation, and booed Kanye throughout the night whenever his name was mentioned.
Taylorperformed "You Belong With Me" live just minutes later. I watched, wondering ifshe would feel flustered, and if it would show in her performance. But itdidn't.
I think she channeled that negative energy into a positive.Good for her.
Fortunately, Taylorgot another chance to complete her acceptance speech. When Beyonce accepted theBest Video Award for "Single Ladies," she invited Taylor back on stage.
"Wow, this is amazing," Beyonce said when receiving heraward. "I remember being 17-years-old and up for my first MTV award withDestiny's Child. It was one of the most exciting moments in my life. So, I'dlike for Taylorto come out and have her moment."
Taylorthen joined Beyonce on stage and recited her acceptance speech, only making a subtle reference to the incident. Before rattling off her special thanks, she said, "Maybe we can try this again."
After the awards, Kanye posted an apology to Taylor on his website, KanyeUniversecity.com. "I'M SOOOOO SORRY TO TAYLOR SWIFT AND HER FANS AND HER MOM," Kanye wrote on his site, AP reported. "I SPOKE TO HER MOTHER RIGHT AFTER AND SHE SAID THE SAME THING MY MOTHER WOULD'VE SAID. SHE IS VERY TALENTED!"
Still, MTV should have thrown Kanye out of the event. Hadany other heckler had the audacity to interrupt the broadcast, they would havebeen thrown out and probably charged. He should not be treated any differently.
This dude needs help.