Very Little Shocks Me, but I Was Shocked!!!

@LadyMarissa (12162)
United States
September 14, 2009 6:56am CST
I've NEVER been a Kanye West fan & can pretty much guarantee that he will NEVER receive a penny of my money!!! I stopped watching awards shows years ago as they are long, drawn out, & boring. I no longer keep up with the videos so I definitely didn't Watch the Video Music Awards last night. Very little shocks me, but I was shocked to see Kanye West interrupt Taylor Swift in order to praise Beyonce's video. I found it tasteless, tactless, rude & ignorant on his part!!! I have NO clue what he was thinking....if he can even think!!! So what if Beyonce's video is better than Taylor's...Taylor's still WON. I don't always agree with who won, but I've learned to accept that my opinion isn't the ONLY ONE out there. I think Kanye needs a big time reality check!!! God hasn't died & left him in charge!!! Beyonce is not one of my favorite people, but I still must admit that she's an excellent artist. I was most definitely impressed with her class when she called Taylor out to share her moment & allow Taylor to give the acceptance speech Kanye had stolen from her. Beyonce appeared horrified at Kanye's words. Taylor handled it as every bit the lady that she is!!! I've said for years that I'm never shocked...only occasionally surprised. Well, I was freaking SHOCKED this morning to see the lack of class Kanye West exhibited last night. I hope it come back to bite him on his arrogant azz. Who the hell does he think he is??? He's scheduled to be on Jay Leno's new show tonight & I'm planning on watching it to see if he can possibly say anything that can change my mind. I don't think there is an apology big enough to excuse his actions last night!!! Did you watch the VMA's last night??? What are your feelings on Kanye West' total lack of respect for the award ceremony???
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@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Yeah that's the problem with most of todays current mainstream musicians they all thing they deserve more credit then they actually deserve. A lot of the artists on the video music awards now a day aren't really even that talented anymore. Kanye West has also tried to call himself a musical genius and has compared his music to Radiohead. Maybe I'm just a big fan of Radio but I think that's a pretty unfair comparison.
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
15 Sep 09
I have noticed a lot of the new musicians are a little too cockyy for their own good!!! I haven't seen Beyonce's nor Taylor's videos so I have NO clue which video was better. It doesn't really matter which one was better, Taylor's won. I'm of the age group that doesn't have a clue who Radiohead even is. I do know from visiting the Music discussions here that Radio is MUCH more popular than Kanye. I recognize them as being popular!!! If he did this just to get publicity....shame on him!!! I had planned on watching Jay Leno's new show last night & I made sure I watched Kanye's portion of the show. His mouth said the right words, but they did NOT come from the heart & it was clear he did NOT mean any of them. I hope his CD sales drop tremendously. I've never understood why he was considered to be a top musician. There are MANY more that are better!!!
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
14 Sep 09
I wasn't shocked when I heard the news. I actually first heard of it on mylot.com. Initially, I thought it was one of those staged incidents just for laughs but then I saw the video on youtube and thought "WTF?" Taylor is a young lady and he ruined her moment. He is thoughtless, callous, inconsiderate, rude, selfish, classless, tasteless, tactless...I could think of so many more things to say about that rude SOB. I am not a Taylor Swift fan and I don't know much about her music but what I do know about her is that she is a young star who has had a very successful career to date and it's the reason why even if I don't listen to her music, I admire her as a person because she has achieved so much in her young age. After Kanye was done saying: "Beyonce made the best video ever", he just walked off the stage without saying anything else to her. Beyonce was clearly flabbergasted. Although she was smiling, you could very well see that she felt embarrassed by his actions. There is absolutely no excuse for what he did. I think he needs to get his head examined because he has so many issues when it comes to awards ceremonies. After that ruckus and after Beyonce won video of the year, I was very pleased when she invited Taylor onto the stage for her moment, uninterrupted. She deserved it.
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
14 Sep 09
I do listen to Country music & I don't really understand the obsession with Taylor Swift. However, she was named the winner of that particular category. Beyonce is a talented artist & has had a good run. The point is it is NOT Kanye's place to decide who the winner is. He is entitled to his opinion, but he should have been civil & given his opinion on one of the numerous talk shows he makes it on or on his website where he would have been supported. I just found the way he did it to be inexcusable. I don't think he can possibly come up with any viable excuses for his behavior that will hold water!!! He will have his chance tonight on the new Jay Leno Show. Part of me wants to hear what he has to say & the other part doesn't really care what he has to say. I realize that I cannot hurt him financially as I wouldn't have bought one of his CDs even before this. It was his attitude that infuriated me!!! Even some of his supporters are turning their back on him now. I do hope he learns from this!!! Beyonce proved what an upstanding young lady she is!!! If you think about it, Kanye also took away her time for her acceptance speech as she felt the need to share it with Taylor. Taylor was still the classy young woman she is by not fueling the flames & by praising her friendship with Beyonce. Kanye turned out to be the ONLY disrespectful fool in the group!!!
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
14 Sep 09
I didn't watch the awards show last night but saw the rude interruption made by Kanye West on the news earlier. People will remember him and his name for what he did to Taylor Swift's speech and this might be exactly what he wants. Negative or positive attention, he was noticed. And the more the news makes from this action, the more he's going to love it. I had no clue who he was other than I think he's a rapper.
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
14 Sep 09
In my eyes, he was a NOBODY before last night. Now, he's just a BIGGER NOBODY. All he achieved in my eyes is make me like him less!!! He managed to show total disrespect for the way his Mother raised him. She brought him up to rise above the street crap. So what did he do...street crap!!! I didn't think I could possibly have less respect for him than I already had, but he managed to lower my respect for him considerably!!! I know his Mother is exremely disappointed in her little boy!!!
@ladyhope (377)
• Canada
14 Sep 09
I agree 100%. I have never really been a fan of Kanye's anyways because he just seems so high strung. I hope Jay Leno brings it up tonight. I would like to see what Kanye will say. I am not much of a Beyonce fan either, but she DID show class, as you said, and I respect that.
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
14 Sep 09
I'm dayum near positive Jay will bring it up. I can't even think of a scenario that could excuse Kanye's behavior. I'm a firm believer in freedom of speech. He has the right to feel what he feels & he has the right to say it, but he showed total disrespect for choosing the way he delivered his message. I feel that not only did he disrespect Taylor & the VMA, but he even disrespected Beyonce in the process!!! She was horrified at his statement. I have gained a new found respect for Beyonce. I watched her in Cadillac Records over the weekend & it appears she may have the ability to become a great actress as well!!!
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• United States
14 Sep 09
I don't watch award shows but I wanted to see for mylself what happened so it took me a bit to hunt down videos (many had been posted at youtube but later removed over copyright issues). OMG what an assh0le West is! I was pleased to see Beyonce give Taylor Swift back her "moment". I've always seen Beyonce conduct herself with class. I know that Beyonce's mom must be so proud of her daughter right now, but Kanye's mom would be horrified if she were still alive to see his buffoonery.
@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
14 Sep 09
Excellent point!!! I know from seeing a few of his inverviews that his Mom raised him to act better than he exhibited last night!!! So now, not only has he disrespected Taylor, the VMAs & Beyonce, he has also disrespected the Mother he swears he adores!!! I tried to find a link to a video to post here, but failed. I Guess I was still in shock & not thinking rationally. Pink is on the Today show right now & she brought up a good point, he's getting exactly what he wants right now...FREE PUBLICITY!!! I'm just hoping there are enough people out there disgusted with his behavior to actually bring him down not push him higher!!! I find him a total waste of good air!!!
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
14 Sep 09
Ms Kitty... Have you noticed you have a stalker???
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