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.

LOL wut?

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!

The 2015 VMAs: Last But Not Least, The Best Acceptance Speech.

Naturally the leading stories from The VMAs are Kanye 2020 and Nicki vs. Miley…the vapid gossip.

But all pasties aside, it was Big Sean who delivered the best moment.

While accepting the award for Best Video With A Social Message, Big Sean dedicated his award to his grandmother, who sounds like one heck of a woman.

I just kept thinking, “Awww I want to go to his Grandma’s house for dinner…”

Congrats Big Sean. Thanks for such an eloquent and thoughtful speech.

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The 2015 VMAs List Of WIN.

Disclaimer: I took the award show at face value. If you are looking to argue about police, marijuana, cultural appropriation, nipples, Hitler, Hitler nipples, etc. might I introduce you to the life-suck known as the comment section of any proper news outlet.

I don’t know about you but I really wanted to watch Fear The Walking Dead last night so given my attitude going in, it was gonna take a lot to win me over and I thought The 2015 VMAs was a solid show.

WIN LIST

 

Instagram Think Tank with Andy Samberg and the dude from Mad TV

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Stoner Sleepover With Tyga

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Snoop’s Magic Brownies

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Taylor’s Wildest Dreams

Taylor Swift was like the calm in the eye of the storm that was last night’s MTV VMAs. Sure, she wore an outfit that, had the top been slightly longer, my jewish grandma would go nuts over…

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But she also won Video of The Year for Blank Space, she presented Kanye with his Video Vanguard Award with poise and a little bit of self effacing humor, AND she premiered a brand new video.

Like what you hear? Check out more brand new music as soon as it drops on Slacker’s New Pop First!

Well, We Have This To Look Forward To

Kanye West made a big announcement last night. Some news outlets say he was “joking” about running for president, but knowing Kanye, I feel like he was 100% serious. So I’m going to start printing up the shirts today.

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OR maybe ‘Ye was just trying to see if he could cause Taylor to make her “surprised face” one more time.

You know, this time I believe that face was genuine.

I watched the VMAs so you didn’t have to! Listen to my recap on Today’s Hits.

Emojis Omitted From This Convo :(

You know how sometimes, when you’re at work during the day, you hit up your friends on IM to talk about the weekend? I do that too, and my conversations are with my fellow Slacker host, Red.

Parker: You know, Miley is hosting the VMA’s this weekend. And suddenly there is this “beef” with Taylor Swift, the biggest artist IN THE WORLD.
Parker: But I’m sure that’s legit, right?
Red: Gotta have a beef to make sure people tune in.
Red: So what’s gonna happen?
Parker: Taylor isn’t exactly participating so far, but I’d like to see her just really slam Miley somehow
Parker: Remember how Miley sang Wrecking Ball in front of that giant cat picture one time?
Parker: What if Taylor sang Bad Blood in front of a giant, weeping Miley .gif?
Red: I also remember Miley’s expression while T performed at last year’s VMAs
Parker: Oh yeah. This one?


Red: or just a big sign that says “EVERYONE LOVES ME MORE”
Parker: I mean, the whole purpose of this (I assume) is to get people talking about Miley. So what is she going to do? What’s going to be the “twerking with robin thicke” moment this year?
Red: Grinding is so 2014. I’d like to see a battle btwn Miley’s tongue and Taylor’s belly button. they both wield powers unknown. something with lazers. PEW PEW PEW
Parker: Wow. Yeah. I’ll be trying to wipe that mental image out of my mind for the rest of the day, thanks.
Red: You’re welcome


Red and I will have lots of thoughts about the VMAs when they happen Sunday night – we’re livetweeting from two coasts and want you to join us! Follow @ParkerOnSlacker and talk to me during the East Coast feed, or @RedOnSlacker if you’re watching from the West Coast.