Sunday, September 13, 2009

Can't We All Just Get Along...at Awards Shows

The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) have come and gone, and what a night it was. The show opened with a great tribute to Michael Jackson complete with Janet Jackson performing “Scream” live on stage. Dancers paid homage to MJ by re-enacting the choreography from a montage of Jackson videos. They were precise and very entertaining.

However, the highlight of the night belonged to Kanye West as he interrupted the acceptance speech by Taylor Swift for her win early in the show. Kanye disapproved of the winner and felt the need to voice his opinion onstage with mic in hand DURING her speech. Of course, Taylor was surprised and speechless considering she gave him the microphone.

This is not the first time Kanye has shown his disapproval on stage during an award show. He has a habit, or should I say a comfort level with commenting in public. However, it always appears as disrespect, selfishness, and foolery. Word is that he was escorted out of the show. Hopefully this was the case. He must learn that those outbursts are best left in his head and not on stage.

But, along came Beyonce. When she was announced the winner for video of the year for Single Ladies, she invited Taylor Swift back onstage to complete her acceptance speech. This one single move by Beyonce should class, tact and made things right for the night. Say what you will about Beyonce, but she was the ultimate classy artist tonight at the VMA’s. She’s alright in my book.

Congratulations to all the winners. Lady GaGa leave the masks, headgear and lace at home next year. MTV, Kanye West should be banned from awards shows in the future…until he learns how to act – win or lose; approval or disapproval.

Until later, mi gente.

2 comments:

fantansticforties said...

My sentiments exactly Cuz! Hopefully Kanye will learn a few pointers in manners from Beyonce. I love her. She gets a bad wrap at times. I've heard people say she isn't very articulate. I dis agree. An orator like Prez Obama, she is not, but she gets her point across. And tonight what she didn't say came across way better than Kanye's message. Kanye, I love you, but you continue to disapoint me. Stick to writing music and wrapping. Save your comments for twitter or facebook! Congrats to Taylor Swift! Don't let Kanye steal your thunder!

Skinnamon Coast said...

I agree with President Obama--Kanye's a jackass! And yes Beyonce showed class--But I definitely think her handlers "suggested" she give Taylor her moment. I just don't think she's truly bright enough to have thought of that on her own. Sorry B!

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