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?