Kanye’s VMA Speech Could’ve Used A Good Editor

So rumor has it, MTV gave Kanye West license to do whatever he wanted with his 4 minutes onstage last night. And in typical ‘Ye style, he used it to make what was supposed to be an inspirational speech.

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Exceeeeeeeept… something got lost in translation. While Kanye started to tell a few stories, or seemed to have a good point to make, he never actually completed those thoughts. He seems to be referencing his Famous video – although he never tells us that’s what he’s doing – and his ill-fated call to Taylor Swift.

Check out the full transcript, courtesy of Time Magazine:

I am Kanye West, and that feels especially great to say this year. I came here to present my new video, but before I do that, I’mma talk. Now, later tonight, ‘Famous’ might lose to Beyoncé, but I can’t be mad. I’m always wishing for Beyoncé to win, so.

But for people to understand just how blessed we are… It was an expression of our now, our fame right now, us on the inside of the TV. You know, just to put… the audacity to put Anna Wintour right next to Donald Drumpf. I mean, like, I put Ray J in it, bro. This is fame, bro! Like, I see you Amber. My wife is a G. Not a lot of peoples’ wives would let them say that right there. We came over in the same boat. Now we all in the same bed. Well, maybe different boats, but uh.

But if you think about last week, there were 22 people murdered in Chicago. You know, like, people come up to me like, ‘Yeah, that’s right! Take Taylor!’ But bro, like, I love all y’all. That’s why I called her.

So I was speaking at the Art Institute last year, and a kid came up to me and said ‘Three of my friends died, and I don’t know if I’m gonna be the next.’ And it has to, you know you have to think, like, when you’re a senior and it’s the last month and you just don’t feel like doing any more work. If you feel like you seeing people dying right next to you, you might feel like, what’s the point? You know like life could be like, starting to feel worthless in a way. I know times for me, I sit down and talk to older, like, like, rich people. You know, a.k.a. white, you know. And they tell me, ‘Don’t compare yourself to Steve Jobs. Don’t compare yourself to Walt Disney,’ and my friend Zekiah[sp?] told me… they tell me, ‘Don’t compare yourself to these people, right.’ My friend Zekiah[sp?] told me there’s three keys to keeping people impoverished: that’s taking away their esteem, taking away their resources, and taking away their role models. My role models are artists, merchants. There’s less than ten that I can name in history. Truman. Ford. Hughes. Disney. Jobs. West.

Bro. Bro! Tonight, we here to have fun. I’m standing in front of my idol, Puff Daddy. I’m standing in front of my wife, Kim Kardashian West. I’m standing in front of the future: Chance the Rapper, 2 Chainz, Jaden Smith. Bro, we are undeniably the influence, the thought leaders. I’m gonna play y’all a piece of my art, and I just hope y’all have a good time. Play that.

Honestly, I see what he’s going for here – especially when he starts to tell the story about the kids in Chicago – but he keeps getting lost along the way. I’m sure this was an amazing speech in his head, but if he really wants to inspire us, he needs to give us complete thoughts, not just an outline.

Of course, right after that he premiered the new video for Fade, which basically wiped all of our memories anyway.


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But maybe I’m wrong! Maybe you WERE inspired by Kanye’s speech! Tell me how you feel below, and get your Yeezy fix with Slacker’s Kanye West: DNA station!

Drake Goes Big To Celebrate Rihanna. Be Warned, The Congratulatory “Bouquet In A Mug” You Bought May Pale In Comparison.

When he extra ❤!!!

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Ya so Drake bought Rihanna a billboard in honor of her Video Vanguard Award at The MTV VMAs. Ridiculously kind and considerate however don’t let it intimidate you. Most of us would be happy with something like this note. No really. I mean it.

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Dog Blog

Hey guys! It’s #NationalDogDay today, so we’re celebrating with a station full of dog songs – The Twenty: Dog Days – and with a blog post full of some of our favorite viral dog moments!

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KNOW YOUR LEGENDS: The Time Ray Charles Kicked Willie Nelson’s Butt At Chess. In The Dark.

Source: AV Club

Sounds like Ray may have had an unfair advantage.

#NationalDogDay – The Dogs of Slacker!

We’re celebrating #NationalDogDay on Friday, along with the rest of the internet, and you can listen to our station full of dog songs – The Twenty: Dog Days – now! But we also wanted to take this chance to show off our own dogs, so I asked my Slacker coworkers to send me pictures and blurbs about their 4 legged friends.

First and foremost, you need to see this picture of my dog, Yuri, dressed as Marty McFly on Back To The Future Day last year.

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That’s right, I dress my dogs up in costumes sometimes. I’m THAT person.

Click here for more DOGS OF SLACKER!!!

50 Cent Foregoes Candy Shop Business Venture To Sell Discount School Supplies.

Source: Uproxx

But them pants tho :/

Watch The (Surprisingly Touching!) Piano Ballad Version of an 80’s Hair Metal Anthem

If you would have asked me last week if the 1984 Twisted Sister classic “We’re Not Gonna Take It” had ever made me cry, I would have laughed and said no. No way. That was before I saw this.

This week, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has teamed up with Criss Angel’s HELP (Heal Every Life Possible) charity and turned the song into a surprisingly touching plea to help children with cancer.

On September 12th, Angel’s HELP will throw a fundraising launch party and auction at the Luxor in Vegas that will feature guests like Richie Sambora, Vince Neil, Mike Tyson, Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo, Jerry Lewis, Wayne Newton and a ton more big names. The site calls it “an unforgettable event benefiting pediatric cancer research, treatment and ultimately a cure,” saying that “100% of every cent donated will go directly to fund pediatric cancer research.”

Find out more and get your tickets to the event here.

Then check out the original Twisted Sister version, plus more fun tracks on Slacker’s Party Metal station!

Sleigh Bells Are Taking Demi Lovato To Copyright Court.

Noise Pop duo Sleigh Bells say Demi Lovato ripped them off. They think her song “Stars” is way too much like their song “Infinity Guitars” and it’s beyond the “realm of coincidence.”

Sleigh Bells hit her up about it last year and obviously felt strongly enough about it to move forward with a lawsuit.

Demi’s producers told Rolling Stone last year, “We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato’s song ‘Stars.’ Demi was also not involved with the production. She only wrote top line.”

Read more here Listen to the two tracks and let me know what you think. Are we allowed to like both songs?

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