I really want to like Kanye West, I really do, but his incessant whining and tantrums when people don’t think he invented music ruins any chance of that. His bottle must be empty today, because he’s saying MTV Awards are fixed. Of course! The Sun reports:
“The grumpy superstar was upset with the choice of winners at the big shows in both America and the UK this year. And he claims he only won Ultimate Urban at the European bash in Liverpool last week because he turned up. Kanye had his rant at the launch of 808s & Heartbreak, his new album, before the first of his dazzling show at London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday. He said: “Britney Spears over Rihanna? Are you serious? “I mean f****** Jared Leto? He’s my boy but he shouldn’t have won over some of those other artists. I won nothing last year and I’d brought out Stronger.”
In case you’re wondering how he plans to win next year, oh boy, look out:
“He admitted he “hated” his 2005 smash Gold Digger – and the new material is more Phil Collins than rap. Phil’s fingerprints are on a lot of the good pop music that’s coming out at the moment.”
Kanye’s right. Nothing connects with the youth of today like Phil Collins. You can’t walk in any inner city neighborhood or college campus without hearing Sussudio. In fact, my ring tone even explains how she’s an easy lover. She’ll take your heart but you won’t feel it. She’s like no other, and before you know it you’ll be on your knees.
Kanye arriving at the MTV pre-EMAs dinner, November 5th: