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Is Kanye West MTV's biggest monster, or is it all for show?

by Kona Gallagher, posted Sep 14th 2009 10:30AM
Taylor SwiftBy now you've probably heard about the giant Kanye West brouhaha that happened at the VMA awards last night. I actually heard about it when I got on Twitter right after it happened, and it felt as though the very Internet was going to melt from the inside out, leaving us all twitching in a puddle of rage directed at people whom we will never meet.

I tried to piece together what had happened, and from the responses I was reading, it seemed as though Taylor Swift went up to get her VMA, then Kanye West set her dress on fire, ripped off his clothes, and showed everyone his "Beyonce 4 EVA" tattoo located in a very family-unfriendly place. Then, I'm pretty sure he peed on like, a statue of Jesus or something.

So once I saw the video of what actually happened, imagine my surprise when it turned out all he did was make an ass out of himself on live television. Because, you know, the fact that Kanye West would do that is the BIGGEST SHOCKER OF ALL TIME.Pink, who was sitting in the audience tweeted (presumably from her seat), "Kanye West is the biggest piece of shit on earth. Quote me." So what did he do to earn such a title? He was rude to Taylor Swift.

Now I know that Taylor is only 19, and she was super-excited, and Kanye West is in his 30's and should know better. But dudes. He got up there, took the mic, apologized to Taylor and said that Beyonce had one of the greatest music videos of all time. He then gave the mic back to Taylor, and left the stage.

Was it the classiest thing in the world? No. Does it make him worse than Hitler? I wasn't a History major, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't. In fact, if you ask me, the whole thing looks kind of staged.

Kanye West is all about publicity, and the MTV is all about crazy stunts. It was just the beginning of June when people were freaking out because Bruno teabagged Eminem-- until it turned out to be a hoax. I wouldn't be at all surprised if it came out in a day or two that Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and Beyonce were all in on this. Beyonce and Kanye love publicity, not to mention the fact that "Single Ladies" was a pretty good video, and Taylor Swift has a sense of humor.

Whether it's a hoax or not, this is going to be in the news for the next week, at least. My prediction is that at the end of the week, all of the indignant blustering is going to look pretty embarrassing.

Watch the video and decide if it's a hoax or not for yourself, and when/if you should start burning Kanye West in effigy.

<a href="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2009/" target="_blank">Kanye West Storms The VMA Stage</a>

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