Kanye West is scheduled to perform ‘Run This Town’ with Jay-Z and Rihanna tonight on the debut of ‘The Jay Leno Show’ on NBC at 10 PM ET/PT, leading to many questions. Will Kanye’s appearance overshadow Leno’s new show? Will the audience boo Kanye? Will he issue some sort of on-air apology before the performance? Will the performance be reworked without Kanye or scrapped all together?
Kanye West posted an update on his official web site’s blog on Sunday after storming the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards to protest Taylor Swift as she made an acceptance speech for winning the Best Female Video award. Kanye writes:
I’M SOOOOO SORRY TO TAYLOR SWIFT AND HER FANS AND HER MOM. I SPOKE TO HER MOTHER RIGHT AFTER AND SHE SAID THE SAME THING MY MOTHER WOULD’VE SAID. SHE IS VERY TALENTED! I LIKE THE LYRICS ABOUT BEING A CHEERLEADER AND SHE’S IN THE BLEACHERS! …. I’M IN THE WRONG FOR GOING ON STAGE AND TAKING AWAY FROM HER MOMENT! … BEYONCE’S VIDEO WAS THE BEST OF THIS DECADE!!!! I’M SORRY TO MY FANS IF I LET YOU GUYS DOWN!!!! I’M SORRY TO MY FRIENDS AT MTV. I WILL APOLOGIZE TO TAYLOR 2MRW. WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD!!!! EVERYBODY WANNA BOOOOO ME BUT I’M A FAN OF REAL POP CULTURE!!! NO DISRESPECT BUT WE WATCHIN’ THE SHOW AT THE CRIB RIGHT NOW CAUSE … WELL YOU KNOW!!!! I’M STILL HAPPY FOR TAYLOR!!!! BOOOYAAAWWWW!!!! YOU ARE VERY VERY TALENTED!!! I GAVE MY AWARDS TO OUTKAST WHEN THEY DESERVED IT OVER ME… THAT’S WHAT IT IS!!!!!!! I’M NOT CRAZY YALL, I’M JUST REAL. SORRY FOR THAT!!! I REALLY FEEL BAD FOR TAYLOR AND I’M SINCERELY SORRY!!! MUCH RESPECT!!!!!
While Taylor Swift was making her acceptance speech for Best Female Video at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards in New York City, Kanye West grabbed the mic and complained Beyonce should’ve won the award for ‘Single Ladies’. “I’m sorry, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time,” West said as Beyonce looked from the audience stunned at the outrageous behavior. West then got boos from the audience and was asked to leave the event.
Kanye later wrote on his official web site’s blog: “I’m in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment. Beyonce’s video was the best of this decade… I’m sorry to my fans if I let you guys down… I’m sorry to my friends at MTV… I will apologize to Taylor.”
Watch the incident below.
Jay-Z is out with the video to his new single ‘Run This Town’, featuring Rihanna and Kanye West, off the Brooklyn rapper’s eleventh studio album ‘The Blueprint 3’, in stores and online September 11th via Roc Nation. Watch the Anthony Mandler directed video below.
Kid Cudi is out with the video to his new single ‘Make Her Say’, featuring Kanye West and Common, off the Cleveland rapper’s debut album ‘Man on the Moon: The End of Day’, out September 15th via G.O.O.D. Music. Watch the Nez Khammal directed split screen video below the cut. (more…)
Kanye West and on-again girlfriend Amber Rose enjoyed some time in the sun in Miami Beach on Tuesday (August 18). Amber opted to wear a skimpy bikini with a G-string bottom, and at one point went topless. Kanye doesn’t seem amused by the attention they received from the paparazzi, flipping off the cameras. Check out pictures at Zimbio.
Clipse and Kanye West performed ‘Kinda Like A Big Deal’ at the Diesel:U:Music Show on Thursday (July 30) at Webster Hall in New York City. Watch concertgoer footage via YouTube below.
Ahead of Saturday’s premiere of ‘Fuse Presents Kanye West: Live From The Chicago Theatre’, the rapper talks about his mother’s involvement in charity work and how she inspired him, as well as the importance of music education. The TV special captures the Chicago rapper’s recent ‘Stay in School’ benefit concert at the Chicago Theatre.
The preview clips at YouTube have since been removed.
Clipse are out with the video to their new single ‘Kinda Like A Big Deal’, featuring Kanye West, the street single to the Virginia Beach hip hop duo’s third studio album ‘Till the Casket Drops’, out September 29th via Re-Up Records. Watch the Bernard Gourley directed video below.
Rap acts on television this week include:
Mos Def, who performs on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Monday and ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Black Eyed Peas, who perform on ‘The Late Show’ (CBS) on Tuesday and ‘Today’ (NBC) on Friday.
Soulja Boy, who visits ‘Chelsea Lately’ (E!) on Tuesday.
Kanye West, who performs on ‘The View’ (ABC) on Wednesday.
MC Hammer, who visits ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ (FOX) on Thursday.