At the risk of being informative, I just wanted to point out that Kanye West might be insane. During the normally reserved and uneventful MTV Video Music Awards ceremony yesterday, Kanye West ran from his seat near the front row, onto the stage, where he then grabbed the microphone from an understandably shocked Taylor Swift, who was in the middle of her acceptance speech for the Best Female Music Video award. Kanye proceeded to go on a rant about Beyoncé Knowles should have won the award rather than Ms. Swift.
I have worked with a lot of professional musicians over the years. Let’s just say that I feel sorry for the poor soul who thinks its a good idea to rip a microphone out of the hands of anyone I know.
I’ll be honest, I know nothing about Taylor Swift or her music. My guess is that she is probably very, very talented. But I do know from the article that she is a nineteen year-old professional singer who was accepting an award; an award she presumably worked very hard for. Suddenly, this psycho runs onto the stage and proceeds to steal her moment. And let’s face it, the rant had nothing to do with Beyoncé and everything to do with Kanye West. Assuming he is not mentally ill, this is probably just another attempt to keep his name out there. Either that, or he’s looking to be cast in an upcoming re-boot of The Wedding Singer:
Oh, and the best part of the story was the classy way both Ms. Knowles & Ms. Swift handled the situation. Ms. Swift in particular responded with absolutely no drama, “I was excited to be onstage because I just won the award. And then I was excited that Kanye West was onstage. Then, I wasn’t excited anymore.”
That’s how a professional behaves, and that how an adult responds. At least, that’s what I’ve heard.