Video: Kanye West’s place in jackass hall of fame now secure

posted at 12:19 am on September 14, 2009 by Allahpundit

It’s been secure for years, actually, and not just because of the infamous “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” crack. This isn’t the first time he’s acted like a royal A-hole at an awards show; in fact, it’s not even the first time he’s rushed the stage during an acceptance speech to protest the winner. That happened a few years ago at the MTV Europe Awards. Even so, I salute him: In this season of political turmoil, Americans are finally united in hatred of his pure, preening douchebaggery. No small accomplishment.

Taylor Swift, who’s all of 19 years old, evidently was spotted “crying hysterically” backstage afterwards, although she managed to pull it together in time to reappear during Beyonce’s moment of graciousness at the end of the show. The boss has video of that. Exit quotation from Karl, imagining an Obama-orchestrated West/Swift beer summit: “Let me be clear: I didn’t watch the VMAs, so I don’t have all the facts. But Taylor Swift acted stupidly.”

Update: That didn’t take long.


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Coarsening, simply coarsening.

enoughalready on September 14, 2009 at 12:21 AM

what a punk.

hope he never has a flat tire in Nashville.

poppieseeds on September 14, 2009 at 12:22 AM

But is this going to help Michelle Obama’s kids?

conservative pilgrim on September 14, 2009 at 12:23 AM

Careful, now – criticizing Kanye means your a racist, you know.

/sarcasm off

Midas on September 14, 2009 at 12:24 AM

“..Americans are finally united in hatred of his pure, preening douchebaggery.”

You have (not got) THAT right…!

Seven Percent Solution on September 14, 2009 at 12:24 AM

i was talking about Obama.

Now – Kayne is also a punk – hope he gets the dixie chicks treatment this week.

poppieseeds on September 14, 2009 at 12:24 AM

The VMA’s are racist. Kayne did the right thing.

Haven’t you guys learned anything from Obama yet?

jhffmn on September 14, 2009 at 12:25 AM

Has Kanye West ever been anything other than a jackass?

Spiny Norman on September 14, 2009 at 12:25 AM

Maybe Kanye West was just “getting in our faces” like Obama asked him to?

elduende on September 14, 2009 at 12:26 AM

Kanye is a racist. From his ignorant comment about Bush after Katrina to this, the man doesn’t like white people. In his little mind Beyonce was robbed by the wo’man’.

DerKrieger on September 14, 2009 at 12:26 AM

evidently was spotted “crying hysterically” backstage afterwards

Awwww.

:(

Ryan Gandy on September 14, 2009 at 12:26 AM

slightly OT: what is the up with the white feathery thingy that lady is wearing on her head here?

conservative pilgrim on September 14, 2009 at 12:27 AM

Q: How many tries does it take Kanye West to screw in a light bulb?
A: Two, he just boned himself.

Ryan Gandy on September 14, 2009 at 12:27 AM

AP just couldn’t resist letting the other trolls in on the action…

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:27 AM

His father was Ray West, a former Black Panther

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanye_west

nuff said.

elduende on September 14, 2009 at 12:27 AM

Check out VMA class act on the red carpet beforehand.

Topsecretk9 on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

I’ve seen some lefty blogs say this was set up…

Thoughts?

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

I still want to see the Country Music Awards offer an invitation to Kayne to their celebration…

… As well as his expected punk a%s response of cowardice and racism for not wanting to attend.

Come on, OG…

… Bring It!

Seven Percent Solution on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

He likes fish sticks.

YYZ on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

Black man had to embarass the white person.
I wonder if Obama will invite Kanye West & Taylor Swift for a snort of coke at the Head House?

izoneguy on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

by the way, whey do they all have to wear the dark shades indoors?

long_cat on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

Obama’s response:

“The VMA judges acted stupidly.”

jhffmn on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

They just need a beer summit. That solves everything. /sarc

blackrepublican on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

conservative pilgrim on September 14, 2009 at 12:27 AM

That would be Lady GaGa she is a glam rock, dance hall artist.

And there is no real excuse for her as a person, but he music is a bit catchy.

Squid Shark on September 14, 2009 at 12:29 AM

He likes fish sticks.

YYZ on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

He likes to put them in his mouth.

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:29 AM

But in a way, he is acting the part of the angry, black rapper. For him to have any class would be for him to be a sellout to the brothers. He’s just keepin’ it real.

In all seriousness, this is what rap music is about. It’s about crapping on polite (read white) society to protest social injustice. So really, as far as the rapper culture is is concerned, Kenya, (or is it Kanye, get those two mixed up), he is not out of line one bit.

keep the change on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

His father was Ray West, a former Black Panther

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanye_west

nuff said.

elduende on September 14, 2009 at 12:27 AM

Figures. The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it?

That ought to qualify him for “Entertainment Czar”.

Spiny Norman on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

Kanye ‘Bush hates black people’ West…

… Cl-ass act.

Wolftech on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

He needs to go back to being a Gay Fish

Squid Shark on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

by the way, whey do they all have to wear the dark shades indoors?

long_cat on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

There was a picture of MJ…

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

“Let me be clear: I didn’t watch the VMAs, so I don’t have all the facts. But Taylor Swift acted stupidly.”

That is gold. lol

El_Terrible on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

A dick is a dick.

Racist dick, egomaniacal dick, classless dick.

A dick is a dick.

Thanks, dick!

juanito on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

Check out VMA class act on the red carpet beforehand.

Topsecretk9 on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

Ewwww.

AP just couldn’t resist letting the other trolls in on the action…

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:27 AM

Or maybe he wanted to write a post about the incident and give us a better forum to comment instead of the Headlines?

conservative pilgrim on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

I’ve seen some lefty blogs say this was set up…

Thoughts?

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

I’ve read something about that — but that it was a set-up between Kanye and Beyonce so that she could appear all gracious and whatnot, but that Taylor Swift was genuinely taken aback.

Regardless, one thing is certain: Kanye West is a douchebag.

haikusrock on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

Hey Kanye, Marvin Gaye didn’t have to use Auto-Tune and electing Obama wasn’t open season to take the chip off your shoulder and wing it your fellow Americans who happen to be white.

You want a backlash? This little stunt you played tonight is off the charts.

AYNBLAND on September 14, 2009 at 12:31 AM

A dick is a dick.

Racist dick, egomaniacal dick, classless dick.

A dick is a dick.

Thanks, dick!

juanito on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

A stick is a stick and I like fish sticks

/kanye

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:31 AM

Come on, Kanye, play the race card. Play it… I dare you.

Bakers on September 14, 2009 at 12:31 AM

Regardless, one thing is certain: Kanye West is a douchebag.

haikusrock on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

Oh, he redefines douchebaggery.

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:32 AM

keep the change on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

I think you may be over generalizing hip-hop a bit. But yeah some of it is like that.

Not Mr. West’s music though, his stuff is catchy and has some good beats but is not particularly topical

Squid Shark on September 14, 2009 at 12:32 AM

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

What part? Don’t see how.

DerKrieger on September 14, 2009 at 12:32 AM

What a wanker.

Hellrider on September 14, 2009 at 12:32 AM

That would be Lady GaGa she is a glam rock, dance hall artist.

And there is no real excuse for her as a person, but he music is a bit catchy.

Squid Shark on September 14, 2009 at 12:29 AM

Oh. Is Lady Gaga the one who isn’t a “lady”?

She’s an odd one.

conservative pilgrim on September 14, 2009 at 12:32 AM

What part? Don’t see how.

DerKrieger on September 14, 2009 at 12:32 AM

Yeah, I’m struggling to see what part, but haikusrock has a post on this…

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:33 AM

Update: That didn’t take long.

LOL. This is great. West interrupted the VMA’s. Wilson interrupted a joint session of Congress. At least they seemed to apologize with roughly the same speed.

crr6 on September 14, 2009 at 12:33 AM

“Let me be clear: I didn’t watch the VMAs, so I don’t have all the facts. But Taylor Swift acted stupidly.”

Brilliance.

Midas on September 14, 2009 at 12:33 AM

Rap cultcha. All the kids wanna be like ‘em, don’t you?

OkieDoc on September 14, 2009 at 12:33 AM

Maybe Kanye West was just “getting in our faces” like Obama asked him to?

elduende on September 14, 2009 at 12:26 AM

+ 1

jgapinoy on September 14, 2009 at 12:33 AM

conservative pilgrim on September 14, 2009 at 12:32 AM

Allegedly, but yep she is an odd bird. Unfortunately her music sticks in my head.

Squid Shark on September 14, 2009 at 12:34 AM

I think you may be over generalizing hip-hop a bit. But yeah some of it is like that.

Squid Shark on September 14, 2009 at 12:32 AM

No, I think he has it about right.

2Brave2Bscared on September 14, 2009 at 12:34 AM

LOL. This is great. West interrupted the VMA’s. Wilson interrupted a joint session of Congress. At least they seemed to apologize with roughly the same speed.

crr6 on September 14, 2009 at 12:33 AM

Wait, are you still comparing the two incidences or not?

Fraick, it’s bad enough that we have a bipolar Obama, but bipolar trolls…

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:34 AM

Glad I was watching the Packers game instead.

NebCon on September 14, 2009 at 12:34 AM

As Rush says Kanye was just trying to return America’s wealth, and awards, to their rightful owners.

DerKrieger on September 14, 2009 at 12:35 AM

Gotta like the chick with the hedgehog on her head.

Midas on September 14, 2009 at 12:35 AM

Oh. Is Lady Gaga the one who isn’t a “lady”?

She’s an odd one.

conservative pilgrim on September 14, 2009 at 12:32 AM

Isn’t she the one that humps the sand…? I thought Shakira (sp?) already had that covered.

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:35 AM

Video: Kanye West’s place in jackass Donk hall of fame now secure!

Geochelone on September 14, 2009 at 12:36 AM

But in a way, he is acting the part of the angry, black rapper. For him to have any class would be for him to be a sellout to the brothers. He’s just keepin’ it real.

In all seriousness, this is what rap music is about. It’s about crapping on polite (read white) society to protest social injustice. So really, as far as the rapper culture is is concerned, Kenya, (or is it Kanye, get those two mixed up), he is not out of line one bit.

keep the change on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

Really? Well that was completely factual and unbiased. What rap cd’s do you own…nevermind.

StoneKrab on September 14, 2009 at 12:36 AM

The level of douchethuggery is on the rise in America.

Holger on September 14, 2009 at 12:36 AM

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

I also have a picture of Michael Jordan here in my game room, and yet I am sunglass free. Still don’t get it I guess.

long_cat on September 14, 2009 at 12:36 AM

LOL. This is great. West interrupted the VMA’s. Wilson interrupted a joint session of Congress. At least they seemed to apologize with roughly the same speed.
crr6 on September 14, 2009 at 12:33 AM

Not only that, but both West and Ogabe stone-cold lied to their respective audiences. LOL, this is great!

Bishop on September 14, 2009 at 12:36 AM

Karl, imagining an Obama-orchestrated West/Swift beer summit: “Let me be clear: I didn’t watch the VMAs, so I don’t have all the facts. But Taylor Swift acted stupidly.”

L M A O moment of the day, thanks AP and Karl!

FireBlogger on September 14, 2009 at 12:37 AM

Looser Kanye lame attempt at apology

Topsecretk9 on September 14, 2009 at 12:37 AM

It ain’t just the government that’s overeaching lately….

Black power is finally having its day.

It’s not going to go well.

Who would have thought that electing a black man would open the floodgates to a complete breakdown in every gain made in race relations in this country over the past 50 years?

Obama’s utopia is laying its foundation.

katy on September 14, 2009 at 12:37 AM

Figures. The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it?

That ought to qualify him for “Entertainment Czar”.

Spiny Norman on September 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM

Well we can’t argue with the fact that his resume is similar to someone else in the White House. Closeted black man with a radical father figure, who likes hogging microphones, and has issues with white women…yep sounds like it would qualify him for more than “entertainment Czar at the White House.

elduende on September 14, 2009 at 12:37 AM

Topsecretk9 on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

I flipped through those photos and realized a few things…

First, I must be old. I only knew who maybe a quarter of those people are.

Second, Those people I don’t know seem either like cardboard fake reality star celebs or really really strange (like that lady gaga person or that woman? on the Cl-ass acts arm)

And Third… WTF? Buzz Aldrin at the VMAs? I guess they wanted a real Moonman.

Wolftech on September 14, 2009 at 12:37 AM

There’s only a few people in the world that I can’t even stand the sight of–Kanye’s one of them. He’s a lowlife. I’m just glad the rest of the audience at the ceremony recognized that.

I’m gonna need to take in a certain South Park episode tonight…fish sticks, anyone?

KellyBomelly on September 14, 2009 at 12:37 AM

Really? Well that was completely factual and unbiased. What rap cd’s do you own…nevermind.

StoneKrab on September 14, 2009 at 12:36 AM

Easy there, I’m sure keep the change has seen lots of rap music video’s on michellemalkin.com.

crr6 on September 14, 2009 at 12:37 AM

I also have a picture of Michael Jordan here in my game room, and yet I am sunglass free. Still don’t get it I guess.

long_cat on September 14, 2009 at 12:36 AM

I was referring to the MJ that looks like the living version of Nancy Pelosi but is terrorizing the boys in Hades.

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:37 AM

Lady Gaga is the one that rarely wears pants — she’s always in a leotard, and is sometimes carrying a cup of tea. There’s also the rumor that she is a hermaphrodite.

haikusrock on September 14, 2009 at 12:38 AM

No, I think he has it about right.

2Brave2Bscared on September 14, 2009 at 12:34 AM

Then all country music is vapid love songs and crap bout your tractor and Jesus and which one you love more.

All metal is about Satan and Drugs,

All pop is about sex

All Latin music is about Sex and Dancing.

This completes your music edumacation.

Squid Shark on September 14, 2009 at 12:38 AM

Not MJ, he’s the one with the glove. Mike J is the shiney headed one.

OkieDoc on September 14, 2009 at 12:38 AM

I just hope Obama or some other lefty asks Kanye to perform for one of their functions…

…Hey, one can hope, right?

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Jay Leno…

… you might want to think about this.

Seven Percent Solution on September 14, 2009 at 12:39 AM

“You can’t fault a man for speaking his mind,”

I want the next Woman he tries to rush the stage on to hit Kanye with a Taser and then say, a girls got to do what a girls got to do.

Speakup on September 14, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Glad I was watching the Packers game instead.

NebCon on September 14, 2009 at 12:34 AM

Same here. I’m not much of a fan of either team, but I always enjoy a close game that isn’t decided until the very end.

It might have been even better if Cutler hadn’t been so eager to throw the ball to the Packers defense…

Spiny Norman on September 14, 2009 at 12:39 AM

While we’re being racists, did anyone hear about the Serena Williams incident today?

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gkC1O0qn50OHk1-u0cIWnE7T5HlgD9AMSDA00

haikusrock on September 14, 2009 at 12:39 AM

At least they seemed to apologize with roughly the same speed.

crr6 on September 14, 2009 at 12:33 AM

With the difference being that Joe Wilson has come out as a stand-up guy and defended his position with intelligence and grace. Kanye West is now being strongly encouraged by his agents to go to Malibu where he can hide out at a rehab resort until it all blows over. Strong vs. weak.

sherry on September 14, 2009 at 12:40 AM

Jay Leno…

… you might want to think about this.

Seven Percent Solution on September 14, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Are you kidding?! That can only be good for ratings. I mean, otherwise, why would anyone watch Jay Leno?

YYZ on September 14, 2009 at 12:40 AM

While we’re being racists, did anyone hear about the Serena Williams incident today?

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gkC1O0qn50OHk1-u0cIWnE7T5HlgD9AMSDA00

haikusrock on September 14, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Yeah, her, Van Jones, Kanye and Bawney Fwank should have a Boston 4-way.

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:40 AM

What rap cd’s do you own…nevermind.

I don’t own any. I hear the music, see the behavior, and decide not to purchase.

I also don’t own any feces. I flush it down the toilet. But I know it smells to high hell and don’t look too good either.

keep the change on September 14, 2009 at 12:41 AM

Apparently Pink tried to kick Kanye’s ass and security had to separate them LOL! Read that on some music/news site and can’t find the link now!

What an asshole. Taylor is 19!

CambellBrown on September 14, 2009 at 12:41 AM

Squid Shark on September 14, 2009 at 12:38 AM

Ah yes, you’re one of those liberals who thinks generalizing is literally evil.

I gotcha.

2Brave2Bscared on September 14, 2009 at 12:42 AM

Topsecretk9 on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

Liquid courage.

jgapinoy on September 14, 2009 at 12:42 AM

It’s amazing how it’s 3 posts about Kanye West already. Are we really going to blow this out of proportion? I mean, I hate to be the ‘Kanye’ of this blog, but don’t you think what Joe Wilson did was much worse? Kanye will probably get boycotted and Joe Wilson well he’s rich now, jus’ saying…

StoneKrab on September 14, 2009 at 12:42 AM

sherry on September 14, 2009 at 12:40 AM

You’re right, I suppose the comparison will only be complete if Kanye repeatedly apologizes for his jackassery, and then attempts to raise money based on it from crazed Beyonce fans.

crr6 on September 14, 2009 at 12:42 AM

I also don’t own any feces. I flush it down the toilet. But I know it smells to high hell and don’t look too good either.

keep the change on September 14, 2009 at 12:41 AM

Hehe

No crap without rap lines?

Seriously, what is rap anymore? It wasn’t that great to start off with, but it sucks.

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:42 AM

I wonder if Obama will invite Kanye West & Taylor Swift for a snort of coke at the Head House?

izoneguy on September 14, 2009 at 12:28 AM

LOL!

jgapinoy on September 14, 2009 at 12:43 AM

StoneKrab on September 14, 2009 at 12:42 AM

Believe it or not, I don’t think what Joe Wilson did was much worse… actually I don’t think it was wrong – except for the possibility that it broke rules.

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:44 AM

Alright, this comparing of a rapper to a congressman is kinda retarded.

1) Congressman Wilson, while out of line, did not snatch the mike out of the President’s hand, speak over him, or cut him off from finishing his address.
2) Democrats established the bar of decorum when they were booing Bush at his State of the Union when talking about Social Security
3) Apparently some people don’t understand the concept of comparing apples to oranges. I get the desperate attempt to sniff out hypocrisy but this comparison is pretty lame.

blackrepublican on September 14, 2009 at 12:44 AM

Apparently Libs think Free speech consists of

1. Storming a stage in the middle of a live production
2. Physically ripping a microphone from the hand of a 19 year old girl accepting an award
3. Voicing their subjective personal opinion against the reward recipent
4. Handing back the microphone

I suppose some Troll will be stupid enough to compare 1 thru 4 with the two words Wilson uttered while properly seated.

Geochelone on September 14, 2009 at 12:44 AM

I gotcha.

2Brave2Bscared on September 14, 2009 at 12:42 AM

It is not evil, it is just stupid. Particularly if you dont actually listen to it.

Squid Shark on September 14, 2009 at 12:44 AM

StoneKrab on September 14, 2009 at 12:42 AM

Wilson is a hero. He’s “rich” cuz honest folks love what he did.

jgapinoy on September 14, 2009 at 12:44 AM

It’s amazing how it’s 3 posts about Kanye West already. Are we really going to blow this out of proportion? I mean, I hate to be the ‘Kanye’ of this blog, but don’t you think what Joe Wilson did was much worse? Kanye will probably get boycotted and Joe Wilson well he’s rich now, jus’ saying…

StoneKrab on September 14, 2009 at 12:42 AM

No you see, what Kanye did was way worse because well, he’s black, and Beyonce really shouldn’t have won, and ummm…Kanye interrupted the hallowed VMA’s, whereas Wilson just interrupted a joint session of Congress.
/wingnut logic

crr6 on September 14, 2009 at 12:45 AM

Apparently Kanye has shut down his website, what a coward.

clearbluesky on September 14, 2009 at 12:45 AM

blackrepublican on September 14, 2009 at 12:44 AM

Yep. Good points my friend.

Geochelone on September 14, 2009 at 12:45 AM

How are you gonna try to act hard taking a mic away from a 16 yr old girl who’s taller than you?

henzou on September 14, 2009 at 12:45 AM

Geochelone on September 14, 2009 at 12:44 AM

I’m telling you man, you gotta throw in the shoe throwing and probably the moment of silence for pedophiles.

Upstater85 on September 14, 2009 at 12:45 AM

I suppose some Troll will be stupid enough to compare 1 thru 4 with the two words Wilson uttered while properly seated.

Geochelone on September 14, 2009 at 12:44 AM

In all fairness, I think he stood up. It looked like he was sitting back down when the camera panned to him.

Squid Shark on September 14, 2009 at 12:46 AM

2) Democrats established the bar of decorum when they were booing Bush at his State of the Union when talking about Social Security

Pray tell, when was the bar for decorum set at the VMA’s?

crr6 on September 14, 2009 at 12:46 AM

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