Kanye West’s 6 Most Ridiculous Moments
Kanye West is a master of self-promotion. He doesn’t really think before he speaks, which makes him a polarizing and controversial figure. This generally leads to headlines. His rapid firing, uncensored neurons also make him one of the most talented rappers in the game. He is well aware that there is no such thing as bad publicity, and he knows how to milk that cow for all the cream it can muster. Still, he sometimes behaves badly, and deserves a public chiding to keep him in check. Here are Kanye’s six most ridiculous moments worthy of ridicule.
6. Crashing Taylor Swift’s Award Acceptance
With this one coming in at number six, you know the rest of them have to be serious, social faux pas. For those who are unfamiliar, Taylor Swift won an MTV Video Music Award over Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” a few years back. Kanye took exception, crashed the stage and wouldn’t let Taylor have the microphone. He proclaimed that it was a terrible decision that an award go to Taylor over Beyonce, being that Queen Bey offered one of the greatest music videos of all-time. See, Kanye loves to speak in absolutes, and base his arguments in conjecture and personal preference. The public did not take kindly to his interrupting Taylor Swift, with President Obama going so far as to say Kanye acted like a jackass. Honestly, who was surprised?
5. 250K Punch
Once upon a time, not long ago… Kim Kardashian had an appointment scheduled at a medical office in Beverly Hills, and she had a short and intense verbal altercation with another patron, who was allegedly 18-years-old. When Kanye arrived moments later, and learned of the situation, he chased down the 18-year-old, engaged the kid in another argument, then finished the argument with a punch to the face. Knowing that Kanye is close to the size of a hobbit, this didn’t hurt the young man, who was also in the wrong for yelling at poor Kim over preferential issues… “I don’t like you,” type stuff. There were no formal charges filed, and the story plays out that Kanye settled with the young man for a cool $250,000 sum. Hopefully this kid realizes that’s the easiest 250k he’ll ever make.