Friday, November 03, 2006

Kanye West is what we like to refer to as a nutbar...

Apparently Kanye West didn't receive the memo.

You know the one I'm talking about. Memo that told every band member, artist or pop star in the world that MTV, beit Europe, America or South America, picks and chooses everything. They pick the videos they want to play and they pick who they want to win their awards. Fans don't vote for anything and when they do, it is never taken into consideration.

For those of you who haven't read about it, it seems that Kanye was at the MTV Europe awards and felt as though he should have won for best video. When the actual winner took the stage, Kanye stormed the stage, grabbed a mic and proceeded to go nuts. He stated, in an expletive laden tirade, that he had to win the award for best video because if he didn't the show would "lose all credibility."

He also stated that he had to win the award for his video because it "cost a million dollars" and "Pamela Anderson was in it." As if it's hard to get Pam into a video of any type.

Kanye is that we like to refer to as a nutbar. He's gone off the deep end and for some reason he has chosen to bite the hand that spoon fed him his millions.

I know I'm going to be generalizing here, but if you are in the pop music or rap genre of music, MTV picks and choses who lives and who dies. Everyone talks about how talented and amazing Kanye West is, but I can't tell if he is any better than the next guy. But if MTV decides they'll put your video on TRL and they play it in their 3:30 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. block of video time, you are going to be a platinum selling artist.

As I said before, they chose who wins and who loses. In their awards shows and in their careers. From the get go they've never actually let fans chose who they like, they've been shown who to like and Kanye was chosen to be one of the few. Kanye was chosen to be added into the formula of overexposure and accolades that keeps the cycle of pop music and rap music going.

Record companies find good looking singers, give them some songs they didn't write, make an album and MTV makes sure that everyone gets paid. Usually more than the star does. That's how it works and Kanye is either as naive as the day is long or has been sheltered from the business. Maybe he just makes music and performs and no one has ever told him that MTV handed it all to him? Maybe he thinks his talent got him where he is?

One thing is for sure, he doesn't know how much about MTV's role in the music business. Now we just have to see what MTV does with him. He technically doesn't need them anymore, but you are talking about a serious record sales hit with them.


Orelinde_03 said...

Perhaps he was under the infulence? Or maybe he's just loco. All I know is I is stayin' clear of that mofo.

I used to be friends with guys who worked for the WWF (now WWE) and there used tobe some of their co-workers who just couldn't come to terms with the fact that (in the wrestling world 'even when you win its still fake.')

Maybe someone needs to tell Kanye he can't win it all.

Travis said...

I would like to submit that MTV has done more to suppress creativity in music than any other source of power in the last two decades.

You're dead on right in how they do their thing. You want to talk about modern day Payola, MTV is it.

Why people still watch that channel is beyond me. It is literally the worst of my 68 channels. The only possible thing worse are the religious channels, but that old nun that tells stories and jokes among her preaching is kind of funny, so they get a leg up.

It has bled down to VH1 as well. Remember not that long ago when VH1 was kind of like a mature MTV? When it was good. It showed videos a lot and when it didn't it was a Behind the Music about an artist that actually deserved a Beyond the Music type of recognition?

Now you see more videos on Disney Channel and Univision than on MTV and VH1 combined.

Kanye, welcome to the 90s. MTV rules the music world. Creativity is ignored. Looping drum machines and sampling are the weapons of mediocrity used by you and all of your fellow "artists." Even if you won video of the year, no one cares because no one shows videos anymore anyway. That "million dollars" you spent on that video was a bigger waste of money than Childs Play 2.

Piccu said...

Kanye, the world does not stop and start at your convenience, you miserable piece of s*#t.

Travis said...

We really shouldn't be surprised at this. This is the guy that basically alleged that Katrina was exacerbated because "George Bush doesn't care about black people."

Clearly, Kanye has a few issues.

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