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September 02, 2005

Kanye West freaks out

Or, alternate title: Poor Mike Myers

I watched the NBC Concert for Hurricane Relief tonight. At one point, Mike Myers and Kanye West were on together, urging people to give for the hurrican victims. Mike Myers started with a teleprompter spiel about giving money and the need for funds before tossing it to Kanye.

Let the fireworks begin!

Kanye immediately began a rant about black looters being targeted by the media and the fact that we don't have enough military to asisst the victims of the hurricane. A visibly uncomfortable Mike Myers struggled to remain looking straight into the camera. Kanye continued to say that he was contacting his business manager to see how much he can afford to donate, and that the government is sending soldiers in with orders to shoot!

Mike then began his telepromter reading, doing a final plea for help, but was cut off by Kanye yelling, "George Bush doesn't care about black people!" The camera immediately cut away to a backstage Chris Tucker who, unprepared, asked people to please, "give, give, give all you can."

Kanye was not surprisingly missing from the final group sing along.

Posted by Ensie at September 2, 2005 07:08 PM

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I saw that and I'm a huge MM fan. I was embarassed for him and I was appalled at Kanye West's demeanor. Not that I agree or disagree w/ his message but he was so ill-prepared for what he pulled that it made MM's job more difficult.

So Kanye basically admitted he hadn't contributed anything yet? He doesn't contribute anything to the music industry so I'm not surprised. Maybe if one of the artists whose music he "samples" was nearby with a dollar in his pocket, Kanye could reach over and take that.

Posted by: eden at September 2, 2005 09:31 PM

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