Kanye West defends O.J. Simpson, Chris Brown, disses Radiohead
- February 27, 2009 2:43 PM |
- By Arts Online
Illustration by Jillian Tamaki
Kanye West has so much to say on so many subjects that the VH1 series Storytellers expanded the special an extra 30 minutes to accommodate the hip-hop artist's musings. The show, which airs on Sunday, was taped last week. But you won't get to hear everything the opinionated star has to say.
Citing time concerns, producers had to cut a couple of West's more provocative statements. During the taping, West apparently asks the audience to cut singer Chris Brown a little slack, saying “Can't we give Chris a break? I know I make mistakes in life.” Reportedly miffed with a perceived snub by Radiohead singer Thom Yorke at the recent Grammys, West tells the audience that later during the band's performance at the awards, he "sat the f--- down" in protest.
Audiences who tune in on Sunday will get the chance to hear West's take on O.J Simpson: “O.J. Simpson, amazing. Is he not? What he did, when he did, what he did. Was he not amazing though?”
“Amazing” is one interpretation of “what he did, when he did,” yes. But maybe we're thinking of different things.
-- Flannery Dean
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