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Kanye's Backstage Meltdown @ VMAs 2007

Kanye's Backstage Meltdown @ VMAs 2007

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Kanye West, whose album drops today, had a complete meltdown backstage at the 2007 Video Music Awards. The rapper goes completely haywire, hating on MTV for using Britney Spears to open up the show and losing in all five categories that he was nominated for. Kayne‘s so fumed, he even canceled his appearance on TRL today, missing out on a chance to hype up his new album.

Here’s Kanye‘s rant transcribed but watch/listen to the video below!!!

“**** MTV. Y’all heard what the **** I said… Five nominations. I ****in’ lost to Black Eyed Peas last year, man. I’m never coming to MTV. Ya’ll find Britney. Get Britney. Get a real ****in’ artist. Get Britney Spears. I ain’t ****in’ with this pop ****. God****. Give me a ****in’ chance. Give a black man a chance. I’m tryin’ hard. I got the ****in’ #1 record. I’m tryin’ man. I don’t even get a ****in’ chance. They don’t want a ****in’ black man in that position.”


Kanye West‘s Backstage Meltdown @ 2007 MTV VMAs
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  • Ahhhhhhh! Famous

    Famous!!!! you got a thread on this site the same way he
    did by making a ASS out of yourself allllll the time. :lol:

  • Noella

    There is nothing respectful about crying like a whiny a$s. Justin Timberlake cried about there not being enough videos being shown on MTV and he looked just as stupid as Kanye did for doing so. Sorry folksies but it’s NOT about what the “artist” wants but it’s about what the PUBLIC wants and obviously they want more reality shows than music videos. And they want Kanye and Justin to STFU and make some music, no one gives a $hit about their opinions. You would think that as much as these people make off the public they would be considerate enough not to shove their opinions down our throats.

  • matt

    as hurt as he is hes totally blowing shit out of proportions. he just needs to get over MTV that’s all he has to do.

  • Preggy-Jolie

    I hope 50 beats his ass!

    Ughh he gets on my nerves!!!!!!!!!

  • ann

    blacks…always pulling the race card…

  • Jessika

    he is great alot of people love his music and the people in mtv still dont fucking pick him I AM GLAD HE DID THIS!

    he is the one who brought rap & hip hop right up he does not sing about nasty stuff and i love his songs for me he is an awesome person.

    STOP the hate people.

  • rae

    he has such a big ego. i hate kayne

  • Jessika

    hate is such a big word..

    I MEAN THINK ABOUT IT

    if you wer him

    trying VERY HARD every single album every song

    dont be cold hearted people two whole years

    of trying hard ass hell you would get pissed

    off too!!

  • [marie]

    I do agree with Kanye, but there is a way to act when you’re at an award ceremony(even if it’s MTV)…and that wasn’t it…

  • afm

    @ 37:

    Britney has not had a #1 hit in years because she has not had a cd in years.
    What the f**k is Kanye talking about. It;s not because he’s black.
    Britney has never won a Moonman either and hse has done more for Mtv that Kanye has; but you don’t see her bitching about it. Kanye, grow he hell up!

  • carrie nae

    I don’t think he is such a baby. He does bring great music and amazing videos. He has to be recornized for that. Only few alternative hip-hop artists can pull out the way Kanye does. He is the man. It is about the music and what it represents. His personality… I don’t care at all. At least, he puts out something and not all talk.

  • Ray

    LMAO

    what a looser

    haha

  • bataglio

    there goes; what in the fkc does ‘black’ have to do with anything! so sick of this. frikkin rihanna won a bunch of crap, and last time she looked in a mirror, she hadn’t turned white or anything.

    i hope this a$swipe keeps his word, never collaborates w/MTV again, and fades off into the sunset

  • fyi

    i love kanye’s music and his statements like mtv really exploited britney just to get high ratings and having sarah silverman come out rt. after her was all planned really makes alot of sense; however, someone should really talk to kanye about not burning bridges and never letting anyone outside of the family know what you are thinking-ala marlon brando….kanye has a bright future but he needs to learn self-discipline to the fullest extent and stop complaining even if he is rt.

  • fyi

    also kanye is a typical artist…very out-spoken and artsy

  • the_original_nika

    He doesn´t know how to lose.

  • America

    He is an a$$! Why does a black man always and I mean always throw RACE in to every little THING! Get a life!

  • Becs

    Yet people will still buy this low-life, no-talent, sore-loser, crybaby’s CD. He seriously needs to come out of the closet and get over himself. He’s such an a– yet people still buy his record. Wish his jaw was still wired shut…maybe then we wouldn’t have to listen to the stupid crap coming out of his mouth.

  • http://youtube.com/watch?v=56qODIWoFik SUNSHINE WILLIAMS~~~

    BECAUSE THAT IS HOW WE FEEL! AND THAT IS HOW WE SEE IT!

    IT IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE RACISM! I CAN UNDERSTAND WHERE HE IS COMING FROM, BUT BE REAL..IT IS BETTER MUSIC OUT THERE THAN HIS!

    BRITNEY, HAS SOLD MORE RECORDS THAN HIM, AND I THINK THAT SHE HAS ONLY 1 AWARD! LOOK LOOK HOW LONG IT TOOK MARTIN S. TO WIN A OSCAR, AND HE IS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIE DIRECTORS! YOU DIDN’T SEE HIM THROWING A FIT!

  • Des

    I feel him, I’d be pissed too. It’s not about winning a moonman, it’s about knowing how hard he’s worked only to get shafted. MTV isn’t for hip hop, it caters to white music so black artists may as well give up. The only black artist they want to give something to is Rihanna because she’s the closest thing to white. Speak ya mind ‘ye and please don’t bother with that VMA garbage again.

  • Gingerot

    Give the freaken black man have a chance?? hello, he should be hella’ p|ss at Timbaland cause he decided on the performers this year… hehehe..

    Kanye, stop whining like a dayem b|tch… Your money from your record sells are better than winning some dumb award, idiot!!

    Be Man, man!!

  • Jennifer

    All he ever do is complain! Complain! Whine! Whine! whine! like fuken loser!!!
    Complain about how George Bush hates black people… Complain that his video cost a million freaken dollars and he should’ve won…
    Complain this year about MTV and Britney…
    Shut the phuck up!!!

    Kanye, if you whine so much, don’t do any more music. Go live in Antartica, idiot!

  • dancingqueen

    When did the MTV “moon man” become the symbol of professional acheivement? I could make one of the f..ckin statues if that would shut him up.

  • dancingqueen

    #55 ann…don’t think that all black people whine when they feel slighted. Every time I see Kanye I wish he wasn’t black. He is such a phony dumb*ss, who can’t even appreciate what he has thus far. Pride goeth before the fall.

  • ELi

    why is he so full of himself.
    godd, everytime something happens to him he feels its about his race, bush doenst care about black people, give a black man a chance.

    hes pathetic

  • Mia

    oh yeah i can totally see him winning one in the near future now. haha.

  • Blanca

    He’s too cocky. I hate him! L-O-S-E-R-!-!-! xDD

  • Deb

    All he wants is a freaking award? what about just enjoying making music?

  • Idlemess

    Lets not make this about a black or white thing. Sure Kanye mentioned that “can’t a black man get a break” but I am sure that it is not a racist comment because he said black man. Maybe he was referencing himself as a black man to get a break. RIGHT!!!!

    Comments from some of you here (Ann and etals.) were pretty much more generalized (all Black people do not play the race card, unfortunately that is a major misconception and that is what starts a lot of trouble with people speaking out of context and making blatant remarks)that is what I hate more than Kanye having a titty fit.

  • Colorlessworld

    Is he okay?

    Poor baby : (

  • mike

    kanye i feel your frustration but there’s better ways to go about it as others have said rather than going all out like that… But stay focused and keep doing what you do, because you love music, not because you love what you get in return…Getting whats in return will come when it’s earned, not sought out remember that….I still love your music though man…keep it coming

  • mickey

    What a stupid person. For his sake I hope he was joking. I have never seen anyone get that upset over a fake award. No award that MTV gives out makes one bit of difference. Nobody even remembers who wins them. What a whiny little imbecile. He must be really insecure if he needs validation from MTV.

  • hehe

    MTV Video music award is lame anyway. why’s he so worked up?

  • Kevin

    I believe members of the BEP are black?? right?? hmm sounds like they’re giving a black man a chance, more actually

    so sad

  • ****

    I can’t help but agree with him. I mean I’m not his hugest fan but Jesus Christ, he lost out to The Black-eyed Peas. Just think about that for a second. I’d be shocked if even someone as shit as Britney Spears lost out to them. No matter what Kanye tries he just can’t catch a break. Atleast he’s a winner when it comes to sales and that’s where it counts. Someone should sit him down and explain to him that awards mean fuck all; where are Moonmen recipients Michael Penn and Jesus Jones today?

  • Nele

    He’s actually sooooooo right about it. MTV knew how britney’s performanence would have turned out (hence: rehearsels!!). They should have done something about it!!

  • Cherri

    LOVE HIM!!! AT LEAST HE DOESN’T FAKE IT LIKE THE OTHER STARS…AND IT’S SO TRUE WHY THE FUCK WAS BRITNEY PICKED SHE’S NOT EVEN AN ARTIST ANYMORE…AND I DON’T THINK HE’S PISSED BECAUSE OF THE MONEY BUT BECAUSE HE ACTUALLY LIKES WHAT HE DOES AND WANTS TO PERFORM!! UNLIKE SKANK FACE WHO WENT CLUBBING ALL WEEK BEFORE HERBIG CAREER BREAKING PERFORMANCE

  • Iris

    He never fails to embarass himself everytime he opens his mouth. Can someone please bring this fool back down to earth before his ego causes his head to explode? I still can’t seem to erase his cringe-worthy behaviour on Punked from my mind as if that wasn’t bad enough!

  • JR

    Now I’m a serious Kanye West fan, but getting mad because you didn’t win a moonman? Are u kidding me? U won a damn Grammy. MTV adwards rock, but they don’t compare to a mutha F’in GRAMMY! Drink a 7up and get your smile right b!*ch.

  • Emilie

    It’s true in a way! He should not have told it this way but why didn’t he performed on stage? He’s number 1 with his single! I mean even fall out boy should have performed on stage! They’ve had like 3 to single and nothing on stage? MTV screwed up!

  • April

    Biggest crybaby award goes to Kanye West give that black man a MTV moon man trophy so he can shut up!

  • me

    The MTV video music awards are huge friggin’ joke. Kanye shouldn’t be upset about not having won that craptacular award anyway. In so saying, I do understand why winning a moonman would mean a lot to him. If you think about it, Kanye’s generation grew up with the MTV video awards being the pennicle of cool and success. To win one of those meant that you were accepted, but accepted in a way that wasn’t as establishment as the Grammy’s. The entire rant could have been stated differently, but had that been the case, then it wouldn’t have been a rant in the first place. Kanye although he was acting prickish seemed to be genuinely hurt by the fact that he was snubbed 2 years in a row even though he has been consistently putting out good music. The only good point he made was in questioning the producers of the award show for having put Britney Spears on as the opening act even though she didn’t appear to be taking her rehearsals seriously.

  • WHATEVER

    Ugh, he’s so full of himself and please the race card is used way to much! Also, last time I saw the Black Eyed Peas, whom he mentions in his meltdown, I thought a saw a couple black guys in that band?

  • Nab

    LOSER!!! No class. Just accept that there are winners and there losers – nothing to do with colour moron!

    Just an annoying observation because I am a “visible minority”. Whenever something goes wrong it’s always easy to make claims that failure is due to him/her being a black person. It never fails. I hear so often I’m sick of it. There are plenty of successful BLACK people in the world and colour did not stop them from becoming successful. Your pitiful minds and lousy attitudes imprison you.

  • Nab

    BTW, Kanye makes more money than many white people in this industry so he’s not getting any sympathy here and no one should feel sorry for his black ass. Perhaps we other folks should start using the race card more often.

  • April

    What a freakin baby!! Little do you know it has nothing to do with black or white, nobody likes you bacause your a freakin idiot! You play that poor black race card, and man there is nothing left to play on that anymore. These days you have every opportunity the same as anyone else. It depends on what you do with it that matters. As far as I am concerened, Kanyes gone as far as a whiney,n baby can go. good ridance

  • ewww

    i hate him. he is so cocky. im buying 50′s slbum. fukuck kanye!

  • alex

    aaw. poor kanye. i love him. he should’ve won!

  • Ang

    LOL. Oh god, I’m sorry, but he made a comple fool out of himself getting upset about this. It’s not like it’s the Grammys.

  • Cindy

    #35 LOL!!!!
    It’s unfortunate people speak before they think (especially when angry) I agree with Kayne about the Britney thing. She was not ready for the come back – anyone but her. If they asked Whitney it would have even made better ratings. ANYone but Brit. No one – not even her 2 fans left takes her seriously. Everyone knows she can’t sing – why her?? I would be just as pissed at MTV – by the way MTV does suck – they hyped that Brit opening like an astroid was coming to earth “a must watch” MTV columnists should be ashamed of themselves. They knew what to expect. Justin is also right – they need to play more vidoes – did we all forget? It’s called “Music Television”!!!!
    I love Justin – I just wish he would stop talking like a wigger.

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