Kanye West: Crashing EMAs On Justice Was ‘A Big, Terrible Thing’

Fader magazine spoke with in a Q&A, where the Chicago rapper talked about his new album ‘808’s & Heartbreak’, and regretting the incident at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards, where he stormed the stage after losing the Best Video award to Justice vs. Simian ‘We Are Your Friends’ (video below). “When I did ‘The College Dropout’, it was really a new idea that caught people off guard,” West said. “This album is a complete new idea, some whole different sh** that’s gonna change music again. I think it’s our responsibility to be fearless, to have the masses’ and radio’s ear and still push the envelope. That’s why I was always supposed to be the independent champion. And that’s why it was such a big, terrible thing when I ran on stage on Justice. It was like, Aw, he’s one of them now. He’s no longer the kid who went to art school and stuff. It’s like, now he’s just… [too big].”

West continued, “And that was a great awakening to me, to not be so caught up in your own hype. There’s a reason why the universe plans for certain things to happen the way they are, and the only thing that you can be responsible for is your art. I used to feel this sense of entitlement that’s completely immature. I needed to really get past that. It’s been a great detriment to people liking me, me being a spoiled baby, and people still make jokes about it, but they don’t realize I’m not that same person.”


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