Hip hop artist Kanye West has come to be well-known not only for his music but also for his outspoken nature. Throughout his rap career, Kanye has made headlines for saying and doing outrageous things that caused a lot of people to give him a profane, but celebrated nickname. In fact, in 2010, Kanye West wrote the song “Runaway,” in honor of his “asshole” title. But even though he has grown to embrace the name, he always finds creative ways to defend his actions. Here are Kanye West’s top five worse excuses for his outrageous behavior.
Number Five: “I had a little sippy sippy.” Using baby talk would be a fail-proof way of excusing your actions if he were between the ages of 1 and 5. But Kanye West was 29 years old in 2006 when he took the stage of the MTV Europe Music Awards and blurted out one of his famous rants. He told the audience that if he didn’t win, “the award show loses credibility.” After the show, when asked to explain his actions, West admitted to being drunk and planning to have “a little more sippy sippy.” Priceless.
Number Four: “It was all in the plan.” According to Kanye, pop star Beyoncé was meant to win video of the year in 2009 at the MTV Video Music Awards. So when it had been announced that Taylor Swift had won instead, Kanye felt obligated to right the wrong. He said, “And the thing is, it was all in the plan. Beyoncé was set up to win the video of the year. If I hadn’t said anything, everything would have just went smoothly.”
Number Three: “The paparazzi should pay me!” After first being sued for smashing a photographer’s camera back in 2008, Kanye West became a feared celebrity by the paparazzi. On countless occasions, he has been caught on camera verbally abusing the photographers. When asked why treated them in such a way by radio host Zane on BBC Radio 1, the rapper expressed that he feels the paparazzi make a lot of cash for taking his photo for free, and he just didn’t think it was fair.
Number Two: “I hate the way they portray us in the media!” When you think about, it’s a great reason to be motivated to advocate racial equality in the United States. But it’s not so great of an excuse for calling the President of the United States a racist. That’s right, in 2005 during NBC’s A Concert for Hurricane Relief, Kanye ignored the teleprompter and decided to blurt out “George Bush does not care about black people.” A quote to which the president called “the worse time in his entire presidency.”
Number One: “Voices In My Head.” It may seem like the worse excuse, considering that some folks already think Kanye is a little off his rocker. But after storming onto the stage of the 57th annual Grammy Award Show, for a second time, Kanye finally admitted that someone told him to do so. In a recent interview, West stated: “You know, I felt like just the whole Grammys, right when that happened, everybody was looking at me, and then people started screaming,’ Kanye! Kanye! Go do it!’ Okay, that didn’t really happen, these were voices in my head.” Luckily for the winning artist, Beck, Kanye rethought his actions and turned back around. The crowd actually laughed about it.