A Response To Criticism, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Is A Necessary Classic
Already with a reputation for being somewhat of an asshole, Kanye West took things over the top at the 2009 MTV VMAs. While Taylor Swift was on stage accepting the award for Best Female Video which she won with ‘You Belong With Me’, clearly overwhelmed with the moment, Kanye West took the stage and for those watching on TV, appeared out of nowhere. He spoke the famous words that I won’t bother quoting, the ones that changed the perception of him forever. He stood up for Beyoncé and said that the visual for ‘Single Ladies’ was the greatest of all time, dismissing Taylor’s win. She stood there, even more awkwardly than before, befuddled, just like everyone watching. Later on in the night, when Beyoncé did end up winning Video Of The Year, she brought Taylor on stage so that the singer could have her moment and justice could be brought back, but the damage was already done. Kanye had one too many drinks and with one bad decision, turned the entire world against him. He has since called it the result of passion mixed with alcohol and that sounds about right. Just a few days after the incident, Kanye was on The Jay Leno Show for a previously scheduled appearance. Jay Leno asked him what his late mother would have thought of the incident and Ye sat there, pondering the answer to no avail. He ended up taking the stage with JAY-Z and Rihanna moments after for a rendition of ‘Run This Town’ but the appearance was one of his last in the public eye for a very long time. Whatever you thought of his intentions, Kanye had embarrassed what was now America’s darling in front of millions and being a fan of his and defending him was becoming more and more difficult with time.