MTV News caught up with Kanye West backstage at the Billboard Awards, where he discussed predictions he’d heard that his ‘Late Registration’ LP would be a likely contender for Album of the Year — but wouldn’t win because of West’s tendency to run his mouth. “If I don’t win Album of the Year, I’m gonna really have a problem with that,” said West. “I can never talk myself out of [winning], you know why? Because I put in the work. I don’t care if I jumped up and down right now on the couch like Tom Cruise. I don’t care what I do, I don’t care how much I stunt — you can never take away from the amount of work I put into it. So I don’t wanna hear all of that politically correct stuff. You put the camera in front of me, I’m gonna tell you like this. I worked hard to get here. I put my love, I put my heart, I put my money [into ‘Late Registration’]. I’m $600,000 in the hole right now on that album and you tell me about being politically incorrect?” Read more.
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