During the VMA's last night Kanye West rushed the stage took the mic from the teenage Taylor Swift (who had just won an award for best female video) and proclaimed, "I'm sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time." Let's assume that this is not a publicity stunt from MTV (i.e. Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction) and look at it for what it is. Kanye has had a history of on stage rants (i.e. when he did not get best new artist, and last year when his performance was in a hotel instead of main-stage) but his complaints are usually centered at his self. Let's look at the REAL NEWS for a second, a teenage country singer won an VMA from MTV and that is amazing. It is a real shame that the only thing people will remember about last night is negative. By the way there is not an ounce of creativity in Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video (just a bunch of girls shaking their hips at the same time).
I do want to point out one other interesting thing that almost no one is saying. Although the act was probably just a rude individual just being himself, if Beyonce had won and a white artist had stormed the stage declaring that a country singer's video was better, everyone would be crying racist. I may even be labeled by some for noticing this hypocrisy within our culture. The truth is we all have different tastes in music and we can still have mutual respect for talented individuals regardless of who is in our personal music collection.
Just a suggestion for the holidays ahead : Kanye CDs make great drink coasters (almost makes me wish I owned some . . . hey, I said almost).