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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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  • You Know Who I Am

    Kanye you are living better that a lot of people out here in the world. Stop whining already! Everytime you turn around, this fool is going off about something!! STFU and thank God for what you have!

  • You don’t know me

    Everytime I turn around Kanye is whining about something! He is living a lot better than most people in this world, but he always has something to complain about! Learn to thank God for what you have and stop b!tching all the damn time!

  • i37

    okay, so i dont agree with him pulling the whole race card, but he’s def more deserving than some artists. this man works hard and he makes great music, better than a lot of “music” out there right now. and so what if he’s going crazy over not winning? his whole freak out just shows how real he is. he’s not fake like all those other artists out there. besides, i doubt that he would act the way he did if someone who is actually deserving of the award got it. yea he may come across as conceited, but damn, he can back his sh*t up. if he couldnt i wouldnt be supporting his actions. MTV has really become corrupted. i thought the M stood for MUSIC, but whatever, kanye all the way.

  • SImon

    I agree with what Mandy said. Of course Britney would attract more ratings, why not put her as the opening act to generate more buzz around the already declining ratings of the VMA’s. I think it was right of Kanye to express his frustration about MTV, which doesn’t stand at all for the progress of youth culture in a positive or creative manner, but using the “give a black man a chance” argument is very cliched. He makes WAY more money than a lot of black or white people in America do to begin with, and has the resources to make a lot more. And second of all, why does he need the recognition of MTV so badly? If he can’t see how MTV is beyond shitty, then what’s the all the frustration about? His ego was hurt because he didn’t win in any of the categories. I would think if his album is selling like crazy, he really wouldn’t care. MTV is NOT the ultimate authority on being a “winner”.

  • eva

    guys dont be so fucking MEAN! he wanted to promote his album by singing the song HE wanted..he wanted to sing “stronger” but mtv wouldnt let him. and its true what hes saying about britney…mtv did exploit her, they wanted high ratings so they made her open the awards show. yeah he might sound a little cocky but still. at least hes saying what he thinks

  • eva

    guys dont be so fucking MEAN! he wanted to promote his album by singing the song HE wanted..he wanted to sing “stronger” but mtv wouldnt let him. and its true what hes saying about britney…mtv did exploit her, they wanted high ratings so they made her open the awards show. yeah he might sound a little cocky but still. at least hes saying what he thinks

  • regina

    oh geez..there he goes using color as another excuse! kanye- that’s seriously getting old!!! he’s pretty much acting like an immature b1tch at this point. that guy needs to grow a pair and act like a man!

  • black

    What an idiot……like white people havnow anyway, with all this hip-hop crap.

  • Malvika

    why always pull the race card…its getting old

  • new

    there are better ways to express frustration. it’s funny kanye is also using race because imo black people have just as many opportunties as the rest of us – if not more due to the fact that they are much louder than most others (races) when demanding for equality and the rest of us seem to over compensate by being extra careful not to offend blacks.

  • anonymous

    I’m not the biggest fan of his, but I do respect him as an artist and a black man. For those of you who always say he pulls the “race” card, you’re obviously white or you think that all the black inequality issues ended when Martin Luther King gave his “I have a dream” speech. I respect Kanye because, even after all his money and success, he still speaks up about black issues… he’s real and he’s just speaking the truth. He’s not like other black artists that keep it politically correct just to keep the endorsements or record deals. Please don’t try to say that we don’t see Britney saying stuff like “It’s cuz I’m white”…. It’s different when we talk about black people, African Americans to be exact… there’s the history that we’re still working on to make mends for. I applaud Kanye for using his fame to say what every other oppressed black guy wants to say.

    But that’s not what this topic and this forum are about!!!

    Kanye is so damn full of himself – he’s a crybaby and it makes me wonder why he values MTV’s opinion more than the esteemed Grammy’s. And WHY he has to be such a sore loser and parade around telling everyone how bad ass he is, I don’t know. He’s straight immature.

    But yeah, MTV is trash anyway… the true, talented, quality artist they had perform tonight was Alicia Keyes. She’s an exception to MTV’s rule.

    Yeah, Kanye needs get his head out of his ass and remember who put him there. MTV made him big.

  • Jonathan

    Get over it Kanye! You’re a loser!!!

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