In Defense of Kanye West

Maybe I just have spent too long watching professional wrestling, but people, here is the truth about Kanye West.  He is not a bad guy.

He is the heel.

Do I think Taylor Swift was in on it?  No. I don’t.  And bless her heart, I’m sure that sucked.

But this is MTV.  This is Viacom.  This is the company that runs 20 hours of reality tv programming on almost all of their channels in which we can watch the dregs of society compete with each other for the right to fuck has-beens and never-was-es.  They let a guy who abused and eventually killed his ex-girlfriend onto two of their shows.  You think they wouldn’t publicly embarrassed Taylor Swift in order to get some publicity?  They aired a TV show where a woman did shots out of another woman’s cooch.

Believe me, Kanye West was just playing his role and it’s a role I would bet you $100 he was directed to and encouraged to play by MTV.

Think about it.

If MTV wasn’t in on it, why didn’t they cut the mic the second West grabbed it?

14 thoughts on “In Defense of Kanye West

  1. Because it makes for good tv? I donno, they may or may not have been in on it (hell I’ve only heard about it second hand), but they are sure going to cash in when they can.

    Still it’s not as classy as Brad Wilk crashing limp bisquicks VMA speech by scaling the scenery.

  2. Amen, sister. And really. Why all the outrage, anyway.

    It’s like this: Kanye had nothing to lose and ended up at home with his posse laughing his ass off about everyone all atwitter about his shenanigans.

    *Eyeroll* America, honey: you’ve been played.

  3. But this is MTV. This is Viacom. This is the company that runs 20 hours of reality tv programming on almost all of their channels in which we can watch the dregs of society compete with each other for the right to fuck has-beens and never-was-es. They let a guy who abused and eventually killed his ex-girlfriend onto two of their shows. You think they wouldn’t publicly embarrassed Taylor Swift in order to get some publicity? They aired a TV show where a woman did shots out of another woman’s cooch.

    For these reasons, I am glad I do not have cable television.

    But on a side note, it’s nice to see someone called out for behaviog like an a**hat. I thought outrage was dead & buried long ago. Turns out, some people have sense (all the people who have spoken out about KW’s egotistical behavior) and some people have true class (Beyonce’ in her actions to try to rectify the situation).

  4. My official position is that it was a setup but I’ll still take any opportunity to knock Kanye bcz that’s just fun to do.

  5. This is a good point. Were it not for that incident, no one would be talking about the VMAs today. MTV just employs increasingly seedy ways to try to maintain relevance.

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  7. If Kanye West weren’t such a self-absorbed asshole in the many other mediums and venues unrelated to MTV, perhaps I’d agree. From telling people he is “the voice of this generation” to his treatment of fans waiting until 5AM to see him at Bonaroo last year, to even his outburst about “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” its clearly evident that his opinion, wants, desires, and cares far exceeds the importance of other people.

    So its perfectly believable that he being drunk and a self-absorbed asshole, simply grabbed the microphone from Taylor Swift and told the whole world what he thought the were dying to hear…his opinion.

    Sure, it might’ve been staged, but I have no problem believing it wasn’t.

  8. I have to agree with Sean, I don’t have a problem believing it was scripted but I have no problem believing it wasn’t. Kanye has been known to destroy hotel rooms while on tour (including peeing all over the floor). He certainly has the lack of class to pull this one totally on his own.

  9. Even if it were scripted, it would still be horribly unfair to Taylor Swift. It was her first win and a special moment for her. Was it really necessary to sacrifice that?

    It wasn’t and if it was scripted, West should have refused to go along on those grounds alone.

  10. I didn’t see it live and didn’t see the replay of the incident until the wrap up. My very first thought was BULLSHITE, this is fake, and told Psychick that West doesn’t care (about bad publicity people) as long as you get his name right. There’s no reason to think that Swift WASNT in on it given that in the end she (and Beyonce) are the beneficiaries. And, if you think Ye’s career will suffer you’re more daft than he.

    Her “special moment?” Appears that she got two special moments out of it to me.

  11. I don’t watch the VMAs. Don’t even give a shit about them to tell the truth. But I will always know that Taylor Swift won this year. That’s not a bad exchange for getting her first acceptance speech cut off and her second one received with s standing o.

  12. I thought it was scripted too. Maybe because my husband and I never would have seen anything of the VMAs (except the fashion blogs talking about it afterward) if it weren’t for that. Maybe because Swift seemed to just stand there while he said it. Maybe because Beyonce’s reaction in the audience didn’t seem very believable. Probably a little bit of all of those things.

    And Swift gets sympathy from a crowd that would probably not normally be sympathetic to a country singer (isn’t she?), plus extra publicity like Coble said.

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