Gay Fish is trying to take down Squinty again. Kanye West accused singer Taylor Swift of riding the waves of fame caused by his infamous stagecrashing of her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. West stormed the stage during Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video, jerked the microphone from her hand and declared that Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” promo should have won. Yeezy has extended numerous public olive branches to Taylor in the almost 18 months since the incident, but the rapper says he’s frustrated that Swift has failed to defend him to critics. In fact, the “Flashing Lights” star believes the platinum-selling sweetie, 20, used him to bolster her profile. “Taylor never came to my defense at any interview,” West told the crowd during his concert at Manhattan’s Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday night. “And (she) rode the waves and rode it and rode it,” he added of the “Speak Now” singer. We assume Kanye wasn’t very touched by Taylor’s lyrical attempt to make amends at this year’s VMAs. The prolific singer/songwriter appeared to reach out to West through the lyrics of her song “Innocent” – which she performed at the 2010 ceremony. “Thirty-two and still growing up now; who you are is not what you did,” Swift sang. “Lost your balance on the tight rope, it’s never too late to get it back . today is never too late to be brand new,” the song continued. Never one for quiet entrances or exits, Kanye also lit into his foe of the hour: The TODAY Show’s Matt Lauer. West still insists that Lauer tried to “villainize” (His word, not ours.) him for calling former President George Bush a racist during the height of the Hurrican Katrina relief efforts (or lack thereof). “Because [of] the popularity of me, they exploited that.That’s not what he fucking said!” West railed. “That’s not what he said! He said it was one of his lowest moments. But it shows you-the way they try to villainize, the way they tried to do that.”
It’s always a holiday draw, and Kanye West will be performing at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.
The “Runaway” rapper, whose latest album hit shelves yesterday, is set to sing “Lost in the World” aboard the New York Daily News float.
Of “Lost in the World,” West told MTV News, "That was the last song on the album and emotionally it just fit the crescendo of everything that I was saying and what I wanted to say to this girl.”
Other Thanksgiving Day performers include Victoria Justice, Jessica Simpson and Miranda Cosgrove, among others.
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Kanye West is still trying to do damage control since the whole, "Yo Taylor, Beyonce had the best video of all time," VMA debacle last year.
Kanye sat down with XXL magazine to talk about "the incident" with Taylor Swift and why he had to go into hiding after the VMA’s.
"I stress that the incident wasn’t about Taylor personally. And it definitely wasn’t about race. Where I messed up is, at the end of the day, it’s your show, Taylor. It’s your show, MTV," West explains in XXL’s October 2010 issue, on stands next week.
"The relationship with the public and with your fans is like the relationship with your girlfriend. How could I not, at a certain point, be like, ‘I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have been at the awards show. I’m sorry.’ Not that I don’t deserve to get beat up or change who I am inside, to make sure that that doesn’t happen again."
Kanye confessed he had no choice but to go into hiding because it helped him figure out who he really is.
"I knew I wasn’t in a great spot publicly after the incident, but I would just block it out and work as hard as possible and let my work be my saving grace. In a way, I had thrown a Molotov cocktail at my own career, and it gave me an opportunity, for the first time, to go away and find out who I was. Because I felt very alone," he writes in the mag.
It’s no secret that he’s been taking a beating in the media ever since his infamous MTV Video Music Awards interruption of Taylor Swift. And now, Kanye West has been voted the biggest turkey of 2009.
Kanye West has apologized for interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for best female video at the MTV VMA awards in New York last night. The rapper rushed the stage while the 19-year-old country singer accepted an award for her song You Belong With Me, telling the audience that Beyonce should have won for her video Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It). "Taylor, I’m really happy for you, and I’m gonna let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time," said West, as an embarrassed Beyonce looked on from the audience.
"I was standing on the stage and I was really excited because I had just won the award," Swift said after the awards. "And then I was really excited because Kanye West was on the stage. And then I wasn’t so excited anymore after that."
West offered an apology on his blog, but still wrote "Beyonce’s video was the best of this decade!!! I’m Still Happy for Taylor!!!!" It seems he isn’t the only one carrying this sentiment, as Beyonce actually did win the video of the year for Single Ladies, and promptly invited Swift to join her on stage during her acceptance speech. Swift said afterwards "I thought I couldn’t love Beyonce more and then tonight happened."
In case you missed the memo, Kanye West – hip-hop’s resident ego-driven looney – has declared himself the “new King of Pop.”
Lordy, this is worse than the time he crowned himself “Martin Louie The King.Jr” and demanded that we all “address him as such.”
With pop icon Michael Jackson dead and buried, there sits a vacant throne awaiting the crowning of a new pop monarch. Kanye believes he’s just the man for the job – and has even gone so far as asking the Jackson family for their blessing in adopting the new title..while they’re still in mourning.
According to RhymesWithSnitch.com, Kanye recently told ScrapeTV:“You know everyone loves and respects Michael but times change. It’s so sad to see Michael gone but it makes a path for a new King of Pop and I’m willing to take that on. There’s nobody who can match me in sales and in respect so it only makes sense for me to take over Michael’s crown and become the new King. First there was Elvis, then there was Michael, now in the 21st century its Kanye’s time to rule. I have nothing but respect for Michael but someone needs to pick up where he left off and there’s nobody better than me to do that. I am the new King of Pop.”
According to a photographer was attempting to photograph the rap star at the American Airlines terminal, when Kanye allegedly confronted the photographer, grabbing his camera smashing it to the ground.
An airport spokesperson Marshall Low told that the singer has been charged with suspicion of felony vandalism.