Kanye West: Just another picture to burn

By Megan Kutulis
September 17, 2009

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For those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook or Twitter, consider yourselves lucky, because on Sunday night, you would’ve gotten tired of my “I-hate-you-Kanye-West” updates.

Of course something tells me you probably weren’t spared, considering everyone and their mom had an opinion about it.

If you’re tired of hearing about it, stop now. If you haven’t heard about it, I’m just going to assume that your case of swine flu really was severe enough to cut you out of the world for a few days. Or that you’re living under a rock. Whichever.

Kanye certainly doesn’t have a record for good or humble behavior. Besides proclaiming himself to be the best recording artist in the world, he has awarded full credit to himself for changing hip-hop music.

As if his gigantic ego isn’t nauseating enough, he has had his share of unwarranted blow-ups before.

In 2007, after losing in all five categories he was nominated in, he swore to never return to the VMAs, and claimed that his losses were all race-related.

None of these situations ever made me want to stop listening to Kanye or his music because, quite frankly, I liked it.

But his whole outburst on Sunday night completely changed my mind, and now I can officially say I’m dunzo with Mr. West.

For those of you who didn’t know or didn’t see the YouTube clip yet, Taylor Swift won the Moon Man for Best Female Video of the Year, and beat out other big names such as Beyonce and Pink.

In the middle of her acceptance speech, Kanye ran up onstage, grabbed the mic and proceeded to proclaim that “Beyonce had one of the best videos of the year!”

WOAH. In the words of Taylor, “Back up, baby, back up.”

First of all, no kidding Beyonce had one of the best videos of the year-she was nominated for it. They all were. It just so happens that Taylor’s was voted THE best female video of the year.

Second, I don’t understand what gives you the right to get up onstage and throw a hissy fit about who won because, last time I checked, the VMA winners were determined by America. Which means that MTV isn’t cheating your girl B out of anything.

If you have a problem with who was chosen, take it up with your beloved blog.

And as a little subheading for my second point, let me just say to Beyonce–I feel bad for you, too.

You are FIERCE. I’m pretty sure you don’t need a Moon Man to validate your existence. I saw you mouthing ‘Oh Kanye’ and you were just as shocked as me. Props to giving Tay her moment when you won.

Last but certainly not least, how could you possibly go after any performer like that, especially my girl Tay?

She had the best selling album of the year in 2008, and is probably one of the best role models out there for girls her age.

What right do you have to run up onstage and ruin a moment this girl earned? I can only imagine the wrath that someone would come under for ruining your spotlight.

To be fair, Kanye did “apologize.” The next day he took to his soapbox and issued an apology, in all caps, to Taylor and to, essentially, America.

Unfortunately for him, it was the most half-assed apology in the world, saying he was sorry BUT Beyonce had a great video, blah, blah, blah.

Honestly, why even apologize? Honestly.

I realize that half of you are rolling your eyes and just waiting for this entertainment news story to pass so the next insignificant chapter can begin.

While you’re perfectly entitled to your opinion, I can’t help but get so angry about what this jerk did to Taylor. And now that I’ve had my outlet to vent about it, I’ll be done. Well, just in case, don’t check my status for a few days.

Megan Kutulis

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