CMT Insider put together a collection of slights Kanye West has made against country music in wake of the rapper’s interruption of Taylor Swift at last weekend during her Best Female Video acceptance speech. Kanye also complained bitterly after Gretchen Wilson edged him out for breakthrough artist at the AMAs and Vince Gill felt slighted after Kanye edged him for album of the year at the 2008 Grammy awards, complimenting fellow nominee Amy Winehouse but not him and two others. Vince later had some fun with West after winning best country album, presented by Ringo Starr. The segment at CMT.com has since been removed.
Kanye West and Lady Gaga have announced dates for their co-headlining tour ‘Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West & Lady Gaga’. The multiplatinum artists will unite for 34 shows in 34 cities, with tickets going on sale to the general public in select markets beginning September 25th at LiveNation.com.
‘Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West & Lady Gaga’ kicks-off at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ on November 10th and runs through January 24th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Dates, cities and venues for ‘Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West & Lady Gaga’ are below along with on sale dates/times. Dates and venues are subject to change.
November 10th Phoenix, AZ US Airways 26-Sep 10am
November 11th San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena 26-Sep 12noon
November 13th Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Ctr 26-Sep 10am
November 15th Anaheim, CA Honda Center 26-Sep 10am
November 16th Los Angeles, CA Staples Center 26-Sep 10am
November 18th Sacramento, CA Arco Arena 25-Sep 12noon
November 19th San Jose, CA HP Pavilion 26-Sep 10am
November 24th Vancouver, BC GM Place 25-Sep 10am
November 26th Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome 25-Sep 10am
November 28th Edmonton, AB Rexall Place 25-Sep 10am
November 29th Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Center 25-Sep 10am
December 2nd Denver, CO Pepsi Center TBA
December 4th St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center 3-Oct 10am
December 9th Miami, FL American Airlines Arena TBA
December 11th Atlanta, GA Philips Arena 3-Oct 12noon
December 12th Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum TBA
December 13th Norfolk, VA Scope Arena 10-Oct 10am
December 16th Worcester, MA DCU Center TBA
December 18th Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center TBA
December 19th Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena 9-Oct 10am
December 20th Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena 3-Oct 11am
December 22nd East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center 3-Oct 10am
December 23rd Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena TBA
December 26th Hartford, CT XL Center 3-Oct 10am
December 30th Washington, DC Verizon Center 2-Oct 12noon
January 3rd Uniondale, NJ Nassau Coliseum 3-Oct 10am
January 6th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre 3-Oct 1pm
January 8th Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place 3-Oct 1pm
January 11th Montreal, QC Bell Center 3-Oct 12noon
January 14th Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills TBA
January 16th Chicago, IL United Center 2-Oct 12noon
January 21st San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 10-Oct 10am
January 22nd Houston, TX Toyota Center TBA
January 24th Dallas, TX American Airlines Center TBA
*TBA – On sale date to be announced.
Snoop Dogg visited ‘The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos’ on CBC to share his thoughts and provide an explanation for Kanye West’s recent behavior at the 2009 MTV Music Awards. After saying Kanye West when asked who deserves a swift kick in the ass, Snoop said he thinks alcohol was the cause. Watch the teaser below the cut. (more…)
On Monday night’s episode of ‘The Colbert Report’, anchor Stephen Colbert explained that Kanye West’s interruption of Taylor Swift during her VMA acceptance speech may have been sparked by Colbert outselling him on iTunes. Watch the report via ComedyCentral.com below.
‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ featured a comedy clip on Tuesday night’s show where Taylor Swift and Kanye West star in a FOX television special called ‘A Swift Kick in the Nuts’. Watch it via YouTube below.
50 Cent stopped by MuchOnDemand on Monday (September 14), talking about his former rival Kanye West’s upstaging Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. “He should’ve came at me and tried to take my awards, I’d have blacked his eye in front of everybody,” the G-Unit mainman said. “He shouldn’t be worried about me, Pink was gonna get to him.” Watch a brief clip from the interview at vodpod.com.
Before performing ‘Run This Town’ with Jay-Z and Rihanna on the premiere of ‘The Jay Leno Show’ last night, Kanye West spoke with Jay about how sorry he was to jump on stage at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards and protest Taylor Swift’s Best Female Victory win as she was giving her acceptance speech. West said he knew he really messed up when he walked off the stage and Taylor didn’t continue her acceptance speech. “So many celebrities, they never take the time off,” he said. “I’ve never taken the time off to really — you know, just music after music and tour after tour. I’m just ashamed that my hurt caused someone else’s hurt. My dream of what awards shows are supposed to be, ’cause, and I don’t try to justify it because I was just in the wrong. That’s period. But I need to, after this, take some time off and just analyze how I’m going to make it through the rest of this life, how I’m going to improve.”
Video at NBC.com has since been removed.
In one of the most explosive Video Music Awards shows in years, Kanye West stole the spotlight from 19-year-old Taylor Swift when he grabbed the microphone from her hands during her acceptance speech after winning Best Female Video. But is Taylor holding a grudge against the rapper?
Watch footage of Swift talking with reporters backstage at Radio City Music Hall in a report from ‘Access Hollywood’ below.
TMZ caught up with Pitbull on Sunday night after the MTV Vidoe Music Awards, where he called Kanye West a “fu**ing disrespectful motherfu**er” for going on stage to protest Taylor Swift’s win for Best Female Video as she was giving her acceptance speech. Watch the clip via MySpace below.
Jess Cagle from Entertainment Weekly visited the ‘Today’ show on Monday (September 14) to discusses Kanye West’s controversial outburst at the MTV Video Music Awards, what the impact will be to his career, and how the winners of the incident are Taylor Swift, Beyonce and the man that will have Kanye on his show tonight, Jay Leno. Watch it below.