Sunday, September 13, 2009

MTV VMA-Kanye West Being Himself, Unfortunately

I don't think anyone has ever accused Kanye West of being an overly polite guy, but tonight on the VMA's he really pulled a stunt. For those of you who were watching, you know exactly what went down, but for anyone who wasn't here is the run down.

Taylor Swift won an award and up against her were Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce, etc. Taylor Swift, who admittedly I am not a fan of her music, but she seems like a sweet and innocent girl, went up onstage to accept her moon man. Kanye West proceeds to jump onstage, take the microphone from Taylor Swift and announce to Radio City Music Hall that Beyonce should have won the award. Poor Taylor and Beyonce both looked to be in shock. Beyonce is a classy girl and I am sure she was just as mortified as Taylor to be called out like that.

Someone needs to teach Kanye West how to be respectful to others when out in public. He obviously didn't learn how to lose, or in this case for his favorites to lose, with grace. I just wish that Pink would have won and he would have tried to take the microphone from her. Now that is a chick that would have taught him how to sit down and be quiet really quick!

Great way, Kanye, to put a damper on a show that started out with an amazing tribute to Michael Jackson. Madonna did a beautiful speech that made her seem more human than I have ever seen her be. Janet Jackson showed such courage to perform so soon after such a great loss. If you missed the tribute live, I am sure it will be readily available online.

Update-Beyonce won the Video of the Year and once on the stage she recalled winning her first award with Destiny's Child at the age of 17. At that point, she said that Taylor Swift deserved to come out and give her speech. Taylor came back out to accept her award. That was an awesome gesture Beyonce. It makes me proud that you are our hometown girl!


Angela said...

Yeah, I was watching. It made me really mad. I am not a Taylor Swift fan either...but that made me want to go out and buy her album. Poor girl looked like she was going to cry.

So rude!! Some people just don't have common sense or manners.

Joy De Vivre Design said...

Angela-I know she did look like she was going to cry. It was sad, because on the red carpet she was so appreciative of just being there, much less winning!

Kay said...

I didn't see it, but that sounds like a classy response by Beyonce. Well done!

NeotericExpressions, LLC said...

YES! I was watching and was mortified at the sight! In my household, we're always talking about the differences between music genres, and sometimes the conversations get broken down right into the type of fans each genre has. I don't think ANY of the fans of his music would have condoned his actions. Just utterly ridiculous.

Dorkys Ramos said...

I didn't watch, but my sis texted me what happened and I watched video clips afterwards. He's the worse. Always throwing some tantrum if he doesn't get his way. I heart Taylor and even if I didn't NO ONE should be embarrassed like that. Beyonce's move was extremely sweet and classy.

Mike and Linda said...

Way to go Beyonce. Shame on you dude.....

Joy De Vivre Design said...

Kay-I was very impressed with Beyonce.

Tiffany-I have heard so many people who had considered themselves to be fans of his say they would not be buying his music now. It is just a bad example of how to act in public!

Dorkys-You are absolutely right! Despite if you are a fan of the person or not, nothing gives you the right to do something like that in a public forum.

Mike and Linda-Amen to that sentiment! I think he just lost about 99% of his fan base!