After a fun afternoon, evening spending time with a friend who I hadn’t seen in years, I tripped off to take care of business and then watch part of the VMAs. I knew that an early bedtime was in store for me, but I wanted to see the tribute that has been touted for a few weeks for Michael Jackson.
I was impressed and smiled at the memories that came to me after watching the videos, especially Mark Goodman’s voice and the old MTV~the one I grew up with. The dancing, wonderful, the set, inspired, Janet coming on stage to sing their song, priceless. So as I was checking some blogs out, I kept the show on and that was a mistake.
Best Female Video Award was the first and the nominees are all wonderful but I was sitting on the couch, hoping that maybe little miss Taylor would win. A long shot for sure, she is country after all. Even with the collaboration with T-Pain for the CMA awards (rapping with all her 19 year old angst) didn’t make Swift an obvious choice for Best Female Video.
But then the winner was annouced and OMG! Taylor won!!! The Brad Schmidt “there’s always a Nashville connection” mantra shown brightly in the form of a very stunned, very excited and very humble young lady. She admitted that she didn’t think she would win on stage, saying, I’m country. Everyone in the audience was smiling and you could tell that even they were charmed by her awe schucks attitude. Then. . .
Let me rant for just a second. . .that egotistical, full of crap, everyone must hear me petulant child, Kanye West ran up, took the mike and decided that HIS opinion clearly meant more than anyone elses. He took Taylor’s moment from her, marred it like an ex did my moment graduating high school. That moment will always be tied to her winning a Moon Man and why? Because Kanye believes if the world’s focus is not on him at every second of everyday, then the world is wrong.
And his apology, in all caps (anger management might be a good thing for you buddy since you scream in every blog you post, and you say you are educated?) seemed insincere and didn’t really deal with the fact that when things do not go his way (at least in that very warped mind of his) then he must pitch a fit and scream like a three year old until someone pays attention. Timeouts, grounding or spanking seem like ideal punishments since apparently he doesn’t understand how to control his emotions.
Kanye, let me communicate to you the way you communicate to the world:
YOU RUINED A MOMENT THAT WAS EARNED, THAT’S RIGHT, I SAID EARNED BY MISS SWIFT. SHE DIDN’T PAY OFF THE JUDGES, SHE DIDN’T TAKE OUT BEYONCE, SHE WAS VOTED TO HAVE THE BEST FEMALE VIDEO. SHE IS TALENTED AND YOUR APOLOGIES AFTER THE FACT COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED HAD YOU USED THE BRAIN THAT GOD GAVE YOU TO THINK ABOUT YOUR ACTIONS BEFORE YOU TOOK OFF AND GRABBED THAT MIC. DID YOU THINK PEOPLE WOULD APPAULD YOU FOR THAT CHILDISH BEHAVIOR? WERE YOU TRYING TO MAKE IT A BLACK/WHITE ISSUE? BECAUSE IT IS NOT ABOUT RACE, IT IS ABOUT TALENT AND WHAT PEOPLE THOUGHT OF THE VIDEOS, THEY DID NOT PERSONALLY COME TO YOU TO GET YOUR THOUGHTS. IF YOU THINK IT WAS WRONG, CREATE YOUR OWN AWARDS SHOW WHERE YOU CAN HONOR YOURSELF ALL NIGHT LONG AND WHOEVER ELSE YOU WANT TO HONOR. I HAVE DELETED WHAT FEW SONGS I HAVE BOUGHT OFF OF ITUNES THAT INCLUDE YOU, I DON’T WANT THEM, YOUR ACTIONS MAKE ME THINK LESS OF YOU AS AN ARTIST. FOR RIGHT NOW, YOU ARE JUST A PESKY LITTLE CHILD WHO DID NOT LEARN MANNERS, PROFESSIONALISM AND COMMON COURTESY. CONGRATS FOR SHOWING YOUR BUTT AGAIN.
Okay, I feel better now.
Congrats Taylor, Nashville is proud for the way you handled the whole situation, with grace, professionalism and you then gave a knock out performance that just went on to prove to those in Radio City Music Hall and the world that you have talent, no matter what that idiot thinks.