Kanye talks filmmaking, his career and his ego
September 15th, 2010
12:15 PM ET

Kanye talks filmmaking, his career and his ego

In one year, Kanye West has played the role of both the villain and the comeback kid, but now the music superstar is ready to assume another one: filmmaker.

Aside from his rather rousing dedication performance to Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs, West also released a short preview for his forthcoming film, “Runaway,” during Sunday night's pre-show.

In an interview with New York Magazine at a Rodarte fashion show, West explained that the flick will be a 40-minute visual that will accompany his new album. In the short clip, viewers see images of deer in a forest, a dancing ballerina and a woman with wings. The clip concludes with a silhouette of West carrying the body of a woman as he walks away from a fiery explosion.

There were probably some folks left scratching their heads after watching the preview, but West offered NY Mag something of an explanation. “It’s the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth, and I make her my girlfriend, and people discriminate against her and eventually she has to burn herself alive and go back to her world,” he said.

West added that he draws a direct correlation between the story of the phoenix and his most recent rise, fall and then rise again in the world of music.

“I’ve been feeling the idea of the phoenix. It’s been in my heart for a while. It’s maybe parallel to my career. I threw a Molotov cocktail on my career last year, in a way, and I had to come back as a better person.”

While the jury is still out on whether West has been forgiven, he insists there is a difference between the artist on stage and the guy who checks out fashion shows without an entourage. “Onstage, it’s crazy, I can be fully expressive there. And then in real life I can chill out a little,” he said.

As for the ego?

“There’s no such thing as an alter ego for me,” West said. “I am the ego."


Filed under: Celebrities • Kanye West • Music

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  1. Anonymous

    http://www.ex-navi.biz/@G

    January 18, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. Kirby

    broph – i know more about music than you ever will in your lifetime. You have no idea what my background in the music industry is and I do not feel the need to explain it to ANYONE esp you. He may be a great producer but he sounds like crap when he performs live. PERIOD.........

    September 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. OG Bobby Johnson

    Deuce!

    September 16, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 64ph

    Yeah Kanye. Just go away. There's no filmmaking. There's no career.
    and there's no ego to talk about.

    September 16, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JohnnyB

    Amen perspective!>

    September 16, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. gregg

    GAY FISH just go away...................

    September 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. perspective

    Our economy is failing. We have soldiers of all ethnic backgrounds fighting overseas. Focus on the important things. This is not one of them.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JohnnyB

    I have tried to understand Kanye's music as I am not into rap music (I have listened to a couple of his CD's) and It is just not my type of music. I also do not care for Taylor Swift's music. In regard to Kanye's behavior at last years VMA's, well, you can behave like a horses a** no matter what your race is so let's not pin a racial argument to it.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jim Bob

    Kanye's ego is bigger than his entire head. That permanent scowl says it all.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Don Corleone

    I believe in America. I believe that this is the greatest country in the world. Every single one of us here have opportunitys that other nations could only dream of. But look at what we have become. It truly breaks my heart to see us arguing over such silly things. This country more than any other should look to our past and remember what it took to get to where we are now. The comments on this blog are filled with hate,anger and ignorance. And for what? To talk bad about a man who in some peoples eyes made a mistake. Walking up to a stage to make a comment whether good or bad about this young lady should never have gotten this sort of reaction. The people who are still angry I would advise you to ignore his albums that come out, the articles, videos, tv intervies, etc. This would hurt him so much more than an angry, hate filled comment. Why? Money. You all have the power to decide this mans fate. I myself will continue to buy his albums, go to his concerts, etc as I have done for many years. Why? Because I am human and I have made many mistakes in my life, probably more than most. I refuse to believe that what has been written these past two days shows who we truly are. We are all great. And I think that in knowing this we all let our pride and ego get in the way of learning from one another. Whether you are black, white, christian, jewish or muslim. A lover of Hip Hop, rock, pop, r&b, jazz, the blues or country music. Even if you LOVE or HATE a man from the south side of Chicago who makes fresh beats and occasionally spits a few raw rhymes! Lets come together and learn to embrace our differences and LOVE one another. Because in the end isnt that all we have?

    September 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kirby

    I have seen Kanye perform live on several TV shows, award shows, etc. and he sounds like crap every time. Sure anyone can produce a great album using technology to make them sound better. The true test of a good musician/singer is how they sound live. And frankly he sounds like crap when he performs live. He should concentrate on the things that he does do well – producing, finding new talent,etc. You are NOT all that and a bag o' chips Kanye – get over yourself!

    September 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • broph

      you know absolutely nothing about music then.. Kanye is amazing live and coould be the best hip hop producer of all time. Period.

      September 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. lakerjames

    I just want to say most of you are hypocrits he didn't shoot or kill anybody either he made a honest mistake do to his immaturity he has great pedigree give him time to grow and you white folks quit trying to make this a racial situation he wasn't lying beyonces album was better I happen to also like taylor and he was wrong but move on I am reading some troubling comments you to need to look at yourself and what you are doing and leave kanye alone and respect his art if you don't like his music then don't listen to it but leave him alone peace

    September 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JC

    you all are such idiots LEAVE THE MAN ALONE!!!! Yes!! he did make a stupid decision a really rude and stupid and inconsiderate one YES!!!! but guess what ??? ITS OVER ok please move on with your pathetic lives already. If the mans music was trash it wouldn't be played on the radio, commercials, and in movies now would it???? He would not win any grammies now would he???? But guess what he does!!! The man is a very talented musician that is it, as a person yes he really needs help but who is that for us to judge we all have so many of our own problems regardless of race religion or age!! All of you hating are the ones who keep him here you push him to try harder you think he cares what you think the man is living his dream. Go find yours and live it! stop trying to bring him down because he screws up you are not changing anything you are not affecting change and until you can just shut up and become some kind of leader yourself your words are insignificant and will not make a difference to anyone anywhere. Kanye West keep going you are an inspiration for many of us who believe in you and are pursuing our dreams!!!!

    September 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jasmine

    He claims there is no alter ego simply because he is "the ego". He must be on medication and under pressure to be original and stand out in the hip-hop industry. His talent is being wasted as well as his money on all the horrible fashion disasters he owns.

    September 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bethradd

    "It’s the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth, and I make her my girlfriend..." he MAKES her his girlfriend? That statement right there shows the ego that all-encompasses Kayne. I like his music but completely can't stand him.

    September 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Work-a-holic

    ALOT OF PEOPLE UP HERE ARE COMIDIANS!!! FOR ONE YOU TALK ABOUT RACE AND HOW BLACK PEOPLE ARE RACISTS TOO, YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW IT FEELS TO BE BLACK!!! WHAT PEOPLE HAVE GONE THROUGH AND WHAT SOME OF US ARE GOING THRU TO THIS DAY! YOU HAVE NO CLUE!! YOU THINK EVERYTHING IS OK BECAUSE WE ARE NOT SLAVES ANYMORE! AND ITS SUPPOSE TO BE DIFFERENT BECAUSE ITS 2010!!! THATS ALL CRAP!!! AND AS A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA IM TELLING YOU, YOU HAVE NO IDEA!!! AMERICA IS AFRAID OF THE BLACK MAN!!! THE REASONS ARE UNLIMIITED!! JUST A COUPLE OF REASONS ARE; DOING THEIR JOB BETTER THAN THEM, ALSO THEIR WOMAN!! THATS PROVEN!! I DONT NEED TO GO ON!! I DONT WANT TO SOUND LIKE A RACIST (ANGRY) BLACK MAN RANTING, BUT ITS JUST THE TRUTH!! IT IS STILL HARD!! YES SOME DOORS HAVE OPENED UP BUT LOOK HOW LONG ITS TAKEN! AND SOME ARE STILL CLOSED!!! YOU GUYS DONT GET IT!! TO BE HONEST I DONT THINK YOU EVER WILL!! TRUST ME I DONT AGREE WITH KANYE ALL THE TIME!! YES HE IS AN A** HOLE SOMETIMES BUT THAT DOES NOT TAKE AWAY THE FACT THAT HE IS TALENTED!! I SUPPORT HIM FULLY!! HE'S BEEN RELAVENT FOR 10 OR MORE YEARS NOW!! ALOT OF PEOPLE CANT DO THAT!! NOT EVEN HALF THAT!! YOU SAY NO HE HASNT, WELL I SAY YES HE HAS!! HE PRODUCED ALOT OF SONGS WAY BEFORE HE EVEN CAME OUT WITH HIS OWN ALBUM!! ALOT OF PEOPLE DONT KNOW THAT!!

    September 16, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jasmine

      Get with the times, man. Everybody is discriminated against in some way regardless of race. It goes deeper nowadays... like who has the bigger Gucci frames.

      September 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Gregg

    Kanye is an idiot. His music is horrible. Tell him to go away PLEASE!

    September 16, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  18. bob

    MTV should have made a new award for him. Most conceited ass of the year.

    September 16, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  19. huh

    n1gg3r

    September 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jason B.

    Well, he's right in one aspect...he's all ego.

    September 16, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Erin

    I think Kanye is very talented–one of the best rap artists to come out of the last decade. But I don't think he is as great as HE thinks he is. The thing is, if you are brilliantly talented, you don't have to walk around telling the world how brilliantly talented you are–people just recognize it. A little genuine humility would go a long way for this guy...

    September 16, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Sem

    If there is a God, he owes us an apology for this abomination.

    September 16, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  23. The_Dude

    This guy knows as much about filmmaking as he does about music.....nada

    September 16, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Broph

      please... Kanye is a living legend in the music world... you says he knows NADA??? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha

      Your over the line Dude..

      September 16, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  24. ram

    As a music lover, I do not like kaynes music. He believes that he is the best hip hop artist of all time, which he is not. Tupac, Biggie and others outshine him in every aspect. I'll admit hiphop is not my favorite music because I find it all the same. Kayne I'm hope your new album changes my opinion of you, but I doubt it.

    September 16, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Broph`

      If you think hip hop sounds "all the same" then you have no credentials to make any comments about anything hip hop related.

      Ever..

      ignorant ass beezy

      September 16, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  25. brownie1

    Yes Kanye you are the "ego". In an ALTERED STATE!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!
    He is sooooooo "DEVILISH"?????

    September 16, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  26. gfgfgfgf

    Filmmaking? Really what school did he learn filmmaking in? Oh thats right he doesnt know anything about film other than to watch it.

    September 16, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  27. mejazzbo

    "the comeback kid", you must be joking. He will never live down his history making stupidity on the 2009 VMAs. "superstar", once again you joke. CNN VJ Gavin Godfrey must actually be employed in promotions for Mr. West.

    September 16, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  28. AG

    Who really cares? put God first in your life.... Im sure this guy don't pay any of your bills... smh

    September 16, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  29. resr

    i remember his more humble beginnings when "Jesus walks" came out...his best song ever. taylor Swift would be a great actress...did u c her in SNL and in the movie Valentines Day? she was good. bad singer though. Obama helped kill Kanye's career, but Kanye started it with his narcicism.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  30. THEY

    I’m livin’ in the 21st century
    Doin’ something mean to it
    Do it better than anybody you ever seen do it
    Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it
    I guess every SUPERHERO need his theme music

    THEY want us duck taped in a corner....so step up and be the next SUPERHERO

    September 16, 2010 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  31. Kimmy S.

    He has amazing talent some what of prince. The only thing wit Mr. West he is an jerk an he loves it.

    September 16, 2010 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  32. moniquedobson

    He should stick 2 rappin..... he do 2 much

    September 16, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      He probably would if he had any skill at it. Have you ever heard him freestyle? Lame. If he hadn't had the exciting backstory about making an album after having his jaw wired shut and had Diddy's millions behind him, he'd be flipping burgers at a fast food restaurant instead of getting an opportunity to make an ass of himself every time he has a mic in front of him.

      September 16, 2010 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Broph

      This comment is for Michelle below who thought Diddy was the one who put Kanye on....

      DONT OPEN YOUR MOUTH ABOUT S*IT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.... NOW GO BACK TO THE KIDS TABLE

      September 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  33. babygurl

    why can't people just realize that not everyone enjoys the same things. some people like exercising, some like the ballet or theater, some like cars and others like trucks. why can't people just keep their negative thoughts to themselves. the saying goes "if you do not have anything nice to say then do not say it at all.

    September 16, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  34. nik

    Kim shut the fuk up

    September 15, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  35. maplejet

    Kanye West is a dick, but his music is great, best thing right now in hip-hop, but he would gain all of my respect back if he interrupted Nickelback instead and thrash an award they win on the ground into pieces!!

    September 15, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      I'm with you on that! They promote violence against women, so they only deserve to be ran out of town.

      September 15, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Marco Esquandolas

    A gay fish with a drum machine is hardly groundbreaking or talented. You want innovation go listen to the people he rips off (Daft Punk)

    September 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  37. jay

    It hurts to see so much hate in people hearts I wish him happiness and success to judge him would make me just like him and no matter what he is talented

    September 15, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  38. waldo

    Loving kanyes new stuff, taylor swift is getting boring. Kanye had a way better performance than her. No hate on taylor swift though.

    September 15, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  39. jguy

    oh yeah, cut the guy some slack! he can do wat he wants tah

    September 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  40. jguy

    algoodz. kanye; can be cool, den stink, but, he'z kanye right?

    September 15, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  41. asum

    All of yall need 2 chill with ths negativity hes there n were here n we cant change that n hes not guna stop till hes ready sum make it n sum dont sum will n sum wont it all comes with knowing wat u want n that industry how do we know half his mistakes arent 4 publicity huh n by tha way ima independent artirts rite now myself i got an idea how the media works

    September 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • My Eyes Hurt

      I feel like I just lost a few years of my education trying to read this.

      September 16, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  42. FORGIVEN

    GO Kanye I love you

    September 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Frank

    Kanye is a talented rapper but his ego has grown into epic proportions. That just ruins it all for me. Ever since that imitation Christ Rolling Stone cover. Ugh. Go away Kanye and come back down to Earth.

    September 15, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  44. babs

    Embarrassed I even belong to this HUMAN race. Too many racist pigs in here so I'm out. Leave the hate to hate.

    September 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  45. the REAL Nishi

    oh HELL NO. This is the real Nishi so why dont you just take you racist a** and go have s*x with your sister farm boy! I said I dont like Kanye hes too b.ougie so you make no sense!

    September 15, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Nishi

    Yall dont understand Kanye because you white folks just dont understand soul! *munches on some soul food and and pulls her polyester pants up over her ass curves*

    September 15, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  47. babs

    We're all of the HUMAN race. Kanye has some stuff I like. Some I can do with out. When I like it I buy it. I think he's paid the piper for his moment last year. Probably more than he should have. People when we ever going to stop hating on each other. Just seems such a waste of energy. Power to the Peaceful.

    September 15, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  48. knicegirl12

    I hate Kanye West, but I also hate Taylor Swift ( to sweet for her on good, it makes me sick) BUT COME ON!!!!! Seriously, a MOVIE I think we all have had enough of Kanye's big ego... : )

    September 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  49. @ Antonio N

    I like kanyes music but i must say his beats are not authentic...almost everyone of them has a sample especially his hits...ex. Stronger (Daft Punk), Through the Wire (chaka khan)the list goes on...he does make excellent beats though dont get me wrong

    September 15, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Taliq-Talipharoh

    Oh BOO HOO! Yall a just bitter cuz Kanye (a black man) came with 5 feet of this presious little blonde blue-eyed girl and scared her half ta death! Obama is president, time for things to change, now PAY UP!

    September 15, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • tevii

      Not sure how this is a race issue, but racists tend to make every issue about race.... but it sure wouldnt be good if your daughter was in front of the world and someone did something like that to her. No matter the color. Im sure youd want to kick someones butt. So the respect should go towards everyone

      September 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • boocat

      Get real....I voted for Obama and I can't stand any of this so-called hip-hop (I call it crap) "artists." P.T. Barnum was right – "There's a sucker born every minute." Welcome top the suckers club, moron.

      September 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  51. tevii

    Its sad. This man stole a teenagers exciting awards night. Something she can never get back. Completely cr@pped on it. He doesnt care, because anyone who would do such a thing cant care. BUT he sees its affecting his career in a negative manner and then gives this nonsense and the people fall for it. He still doesnt care that he ruined her night. He wants to keep a career. What a POS

    September 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • yo tevii

      You are so smart. You seem to know everything about Kanye West... and all his motives...

      ...LOL get real. Keep hating behind that Dell computer of yours, it's really working for you... LOL

      September 15, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • tevii

      @yotevii- good comback... you should be on a debate team, or a politician

      September 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  52. fed up with separation

    Can we all just get along let's stop promoting hate that's why the world is like it is

    September 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daddy's angel

      lol this is obviously Kim. Guess what! If you can dish it then you can take it B**CH!

      September 15, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • trix are for kids

      Whoever "Daddy's Angel" is, you sure are a waste of space.

      September 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  53. blue-eyed pretty girl

    Hey Kim! U.G.L.Y you ain't got no alibi you ugly eh! Hey! You ugly
    What you really need is to wear a mask
    And book that plastic surgeon fast – (girl)
    You're scary – you're hairy I heard about you
    You're the main attraction at the city zoo
    You're so fat and ugly with a belly full of flab
    When you wear a yellow coat people shout out cab

    September 15, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Jen

    kanye makes me sick to my stomach. He's just as bad as jay-z thinking he's the best rapped in the world and he has all sorts of talent. My dogs poop has more talent. If any artist should brag its lil wayne.

    September 15, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Daddy's angel

    Kim is obviously a fat black hambeast with an inferiority complex Taylor Swift ROX!

    September 15, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  56. carol

    Youi lost all the respect of music lovers all over the world when you pull that stunt in regards to Taylor Swif. We have all lost loved ones and I bet your mother is turning over in her grave with shame. Grow up and get over it.

    September 15, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • you are a tool

      Respecting the artist should not coincide with respecting the music. The artist doesn't have to be a great person to create great music.

      September 15, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Kim

    Taylor Swift is Hippy, Trailor trash Talent. She doesn't sing, she Howls, my dog does that! They found a replacement for Brittney's lunitic behind. Tell Taylor No-Talent Swift she's not skipping around her Trailor anymore so she can put on some shoes!!!

    September 15, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Marado

    This guy has no class. When he starts acting more humble and respectful towards other people then he will be respected. He can be rich but its obvious this individual suffers from a lack of education and ignorance

    September 15, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Kim

    Taylor Swift does such, She cannot sing, she howls, my dog does that too. She is not talent they just need a new Young white female role model for the other little white girls watching and they found a skinny child with big blue eyes, skipping and singing around her trailer home (of course she was bare foot then as well) owned by her Hippy Mammi and Pappi and said, There she is, Now we can replace Brittney, because that fool is showing the world that we are for more inferior than they know! Thus Your Taylor (no Talent) Swift was born. Truth hurts Sorry!!!!

    September 15, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      To quote the immortal Chris Crocker: LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE! She was going through some things (had a nervous breakdown) but she's back and stronger than ever. She just celebrated her kid's birthdays, too.

      September 16, 2010 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Here's a toast to you....Kim

      You're the one on here calling all the white people racist? Seriously? Every word you just typed in that comment was racist. That makes you absolutely no better than any Klan member that ever was. Yeah, right Kim, know your history, and remember how it makes you feel when you hear racist remarks. Saying things like that about white people makes you just as ignorant. I don't think you know your history at all.

      September 16, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • shan

      exactly

      September 16, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  60. liberalnn

    This is the most retarded article ever written.

    September 15, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Kim

    You would get your butt kicked by Kanye Peter. Don't think because he is an artist he would ever let a white guy put his hands on him. This Is NOT 1960's. Racist, you have a lot of nerve, Racist are You and your people that kill people because of the color of their skin. Before your throw words out their know the definition and Your own history Hypocritical jerk

    September 15, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Kim

    You would get your butt kicked by Kanye Peter. Don't think because he is an artist he would ever let a white guy put his hands on him. This Is NOT 1960's. Racist, you have a lot of nerve, Racist are You and your people that someone for being a different color. Before your throw words out their know the definition and Your own history Hypocritic

    September 15, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  63. peter ricci

    KAYNE is a. RACIST,he is a PATHETIC EXCUSE 4 ANYONE 2 pay attention 2.I believe he's GAY & wont admit it.if mz.Swift was my girl,& kayne pulled that GARBAGE,I'D HAVE BEAT HIM within INCHES OF DEATH

    September 15, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  64. linda

    your 15 min of fame are up!!!!!!!go away yo jerk!

    September 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ linda

      Those seems to be quite a long 15 minutes... several albums have passed, and they did pretty well.

      September 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  65. brian

    Antonio, do you like fishsticks?

    September 15, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  66. brian

    hes a gay fish man.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Kim

    By the way Bob, You are not a Black Man. Why do you have to be a sneaky liar. I am a Black Woman and Black Men DO NOT and have never announced to the World I am a Black Man for something as unimportant as commenting on a Topic. And Black Mother's don't name their sons something as White-American like the name Bob. Try again Moron, That may have slipped pass everyone else, But I caught it LIAR!

    September 15, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  68. jason

    Pretty sure you just jump on here, see a topic that sparks your interest then form an opinion based on ignorance.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  69. jason

    Not real sure why all you people think he's washed up or done. He's yet to make a bad album, college dropout and graduation are classics in my eyes. Kanye was and still is one of the top producers in the game, so not sure where yinz get ur info.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • shan

      cause the people saying his music is garbage, and that his career is over basically are just lashing out cause of what he did to the skinny broad,they have no clue of the numbers he puts up,the dude is talented musically,hes a genius,he not only brings food to the table (figuratively speaking) in the music game,he's in the back cooking it ,and then says grace!

      September 16, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  70. Kim

    RUSH; I am getting tired of you ignorant, hypocritic, meth-heads finding an opportunity to refer to Blacks as crackheads. Kanye doesn't care about you or anyone else dissing him. He is counting his millions while your working as a Hoe for a Pimp. Kanye can buy your Momma'a house and pay her to be his maid cleaning his toilets and dog poo and You and her both would love it!

    September 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Lady Gag

    PLEASSSSE make it go away

    September 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  72. bob

    As a black male. (Not that it should matter) kanya should just slip off into a dark corner somewhere and hope he can find a shred of reality. Kanya makes things harder. His music sucks and he is trash.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • tevii

      haha... no kidding. He is so incredibly overrated. and what a arrogant d!ck

      September 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  73. dannylamejokes

    dannylamejokes.com

    September 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  74. scoo boo breaker

    I know u gonna killem this year Kanye

    September 15, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  75. calvin

    Kanye is a beast on the boards and on the mic

    September 15, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Kwahme

    If you don't like Kanye you suck! If you people are still crying about that Taylor Swift incident, you suck. It wasn't the Grammy's so who cares.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Dloyd

    Nice antonio

    September 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Dloyd

    Thank you Cydia well said

    September 15, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Antonio N

    Gay fish? Really???? The same people who are leaving the anti-Kanye comments are the same ones who clicked "Kanye talks filmaking, his career and his ego" why the Hell were you interested in the article if that's how u feel? You shouldnt of even clicked the link to the article. Yall are saying "go away" but your the morons leaving the comments on his article!!! Why are you even commenting??!!!

    September 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ree

      Thank you very much
      It is good to see that at least someone has a brain

      PEOPLE if you dont like him dont read about him
      Kanye makes GREAT music and that is all that really matters

      September 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • B.L.

      Don't be mad because you don't get the gay fish joke.

      September 16, 2010 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  80. 3G_Cydia

    There are plenty of egotistical characters out there( didn't the Beatles say they were bigger than Jesus?) but it seems that you were all looking for an excuse to make a devil out of this man. He has never harmed anyone(If you call last years VMA harm then you must bruise very easily) but you act as if hes the musical Hitler. Please, Kanye haters, get off your high horses, we have had enough of your self- righteous indignation.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Colleen

      The Beatles WERE bigger than Jesus. lol

      September 15, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      I don't remember the Beatles ever interrupting an awards show when a young girl was accepting an award. I also don't remember them throwing a temper tantrum and making threats about what would happen if he wasn't nominated for an award. It isn't the first time he's acted like that in public. Most people don't have a big problem with his ego – it's how it makes him act out that's the problem. It's about time somebody stood up to him and told him that if he keeps acting like a little kid when he doesn't get his way, he can stay home on awards night. (I'm not even going to waste my breath in telling you how completely ridiculous it is to compare Kanye West and the Beatles in any way, shape or form. Talk about apples and oranges!)

      September 16, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  81. Dloyd

    I haven't got an ego problem but it makes you a d'bag to dwell on someone elses past and down him all the time so you are as bad as he is if that's the way you look at it

    September 15, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  82. turner

    hahahaha lyrical genius or gay fish?

    September 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      What the hell is a "gay fish"?

      September 16, 2010 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
    • shan

      i was wondering the same thing,ive heard him called that several times, gay fish,w.t.f ?

      September 16, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Its from Southpark. For those older than 30 its a satirical cartoon show that aired in '97.

      September 16, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  83. BuhByeKanye

    Dude! Get over yourself. Just another egomaniac dink.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Okwyrosey

      Beyonce music video was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better than Taylor Swift, Kanye was absolutely right he said what everyone was thinking but he did so at a very ill time. Taylor swift even though she writes her own lyrics SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS as a singer or performer.

      Kanye stay, Taylor stay too 'nuff room for all. Talent, longevity not pity will decide in the end

      September 15, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • yaright

      @Okwyrosey But was it the best video of all time? ALL TIME? no. I think not.

      September 16, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  84. Dloyd

    Ok thanks for fixing that because I'm not a moron who trashes people for one little mistake.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Dloyd

    I wrote the one about his mistake not about who cares cnn u r illiterate

    September 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Dloyd

    Just curious why everyone is so worried about slamming him. Does putting someone down make you all feel better about your self. I guess no one else in this world is human. God forbid a human make a mistake. He apologized leave him alone and worry about your own mistakes. He lives with his without your help.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  87. M.R.

    Who gives a rats a** about Kanyean, why do people waste their time posting about this self serving loser?? When u post anything about him all your doing is giving him free publicity, for the love of god stop.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ M.R.

      ... and you just did the same, smart guy.

      September 15, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ree

      You just did the same smart guy and God is spelt with a capital G

      September 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • BoogieDOWn

      You know, if all you wanted was for someone to talk to you on the blog, all you need to do is ask. Making a faux statement about the exact same thing you are doing....seems a bit desperate.

      September 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Antonio N

    Dam you guys are some haters! Kanye is a musical GENIUS!!! This dude makes the most authentic, original music in hip hop! All his music videos are so powerful and brilliant, this 40 min movie will be amazing!! Nobody was talking all that garbage before the Taylor incident. GET OVER IT!!! She did so why the Hell are you guys still on it?! Come back Kanye can't wait for that album!!!!

    September 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  89. james loodbock

    yeah, kanye's a major d-bag with issues. but aren't we all d-bags with issues in one way or another. the only difference between kayne and us is.. he whipes his butt with benjamins..so stfu, to all you inbred jokers.. haha oh and george bush doesnt like black people

    September 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  90. youreignorant

    you all talk about the negative aspects, you all nod your heads when his music comes on the radio or in the club. he is a smart educated black man. disagree? have you gone from rags to riches,or are you still wearing your rags? those who hate,envy.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Farmergirl

    Once an ASS, always an ASS! Go away Kanye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Lebron

    Kanye's career is based on Music. Aslong as he keepS coming ouT with good Music he can never mess up or lose his career

    September 15, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  93. doug

    This guy had a chance to become a great person...he took the low road...look at someone like Quincy Jones.a total gentleman.....he produced one of if not the biggest record in history and he would never act or has never acted like that...and i know that to be true..
    He keeps blaming his moms death ...my mom died last year too...its life..get on with it..
    personally i thought your performance at the VMA's wasn't that good....
    you ain't all that Kanye, do something for the world dude other than polishing your ego...

    September 15, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ksmith

      If you were in his situation and your mom died, you wouldn't be saying that.

      September 15, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  94. dutch

    Kanye alright...(bi-polar though)...maybe. i think he just might need tha slim shady cure

    September 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  95. huh

    Interesting....the ONLY racist comment the first commenter figured would come, came from a black woman who called Kanye an oreo.

    September 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      Oh wait, black people aren't racist!! Yah right....

      September 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • P R C 1PAC

      past long ago we have got racist act not only coments..no body should remember that ok.....we are one made by GOD we know that but no human being should talk bad against kayne bcoss he is doing back to sender of what they did to us he is a real man after we lost Amaru shakur by this time sept 7 1996,,,, so no body should say bad to kayne west for what he is doing ...

      September 16, 2010 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
    • crabman

      that was pretty funny-– i didn't expect that

      September 16, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  96. Derek

    Whoever said he is bi-polar I think hit the nail on the head. He is really full of himself and seems to think that what he is doing is equivalent to finding a cure for cancer. His work is pretty trivial, he has done nothing I'd walk across the street to see.

    September 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  97. The Southerner

    Kanye will come back stronger than ever!

    September 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • steeve-o

      And disappear just as fast!

      Just like all the other soon to be has-beens that were at the VMAs. They think being a sort of good singer (then lip synching) and a sort of good performer, they're 100% performance artists. That VMA was the sorriest bunch of performances I've seen in years (except Deadmau5).

      I did like Kanye's MPC, though. (what's an MPC? everybody says...)

      September 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  98. RUSH

    What a punk – smile you POS, you have 3 minutes and 22 seconds left in your career. I wish security had pushed him off stage during his boo-hoo – I miss my mommy nonsense.
    worthless punk – crackhead in the making right there.

    September 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • CuadRose

      Oh Rush, how sad you are so empty. Kanye West is a very talented young man. Does his ego ruin a bit of his life from time to time, yes. Does he claim to be perfect, no. Will he be around for a very long, yes. He is a very good producer of music, writer and artistic talent. Do I like every word that comes out of his mouth, no. That hardly means that he doesn't have a lot of goodness him.

      For the person who made the nasty comment about the death of his mother, how sad that he too is such an empty soul. Kanye West doesn't need to be liked by either of you. That is the beauty of choice. But you Rush and the other person, sound pitiful.

      September 16, 2010 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  99. BROOKS

    Kanye West needs to come back down to Earth with the rest of humanity, I think he is bi-polar.

    September 15, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  100. 2damnfunny

    Love Kanye!

    Can't wait for the new album.

    Power is a great song.

    September 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Isaac

    Kanye is an amazing producer!

    September 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Too Relaxed

    GO AWAY KANYE. His best move would be secluded retirement and never heard from again.

    September 15, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • prince chuks Enock

      every furkin guys can say what he want to say..kayne is a real GG from tupac

      September 16, 2010 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  103. Nishi

    As a black woman I have to say WE DON'T WANT YOU KANYE. Take your v-neck t-shirts and get lost you oreo.

    September 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margie

      As a black woman or any other kind of woman, you can say you don't want him, but you don't speak for me. The use of the word "we" took a lot of ego on your part. You must be very egotistical to think you speak for the entire black race.

      September 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • choco585

      I agree 100% with Margie. Speak for yourself!! Im a black woman and also a HUGE Kanye fan.

      September 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • White male

      I am a white male and you can speak for me.
      Love or hate his music it does not change the FACT that he is a complete jacka**.
      I feel embarassed every time I see him. He is to black people what the KKK is to white. Just flat out fools.

      September 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duck

      As a music lover, I'm thrilled about Kanye's new album. Is he a jerk? Maybe, but who cares? I'm not trying to be the guy's best friend. Mostly, I just want to listen to the music he puts out because it's exciting and innovative and infinitely listenable. Bottom Line: People will still be spinning "College Dropout" when nobody remembers what a taylor swift is.

      September 15, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Colleen

      How is he an oreo? As a person of white persuasion, I take BIIIIG offense to that. No, he's not an oreo. He's a BLACK racist. He has NOT changed. He's an idiot that attributes all his downfalls to racisim. No Kanye, I don't hate you because you're black. I hate you because you're an idiot.

      September 15, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      As a mixed person, I take offense to that. Go back to the hood where you belong, you piece of ghetto trash.

      September 15, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • crabman

      thats kinda funny he is useless isn't he

      September 16, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • HVasquezNJ

      @Nishi: You got some nerve (if you really are a black woman) generalizing all black womens' sentiments. And then you call him an oreo because what? He's educated? He's not on a street corner huslting or in a gang terrorizing urban neighborhoods (bloods/cryps (sic?) with random acts of violence? Or because he's not in the bush raping women and children (the congo and darfur, sudan) and killing albino's for their "power" (recent article on CNN-many afircan tribes)?
      You are garbage because even if you do not agree with his actions or enjoy his music (which I would highly doubt), as a black woman, you should be proud that there is one less gangsta and one more educated, gifted brother making it for himself. BUT you may not even be a black woman as I said because that's how twisted this world has gotten.

      September 16, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • O-DUB

      As a green Martian I hate you all and will someday destroy your crappy planet. Also Kanye as rapper is only about half as good as he thinks he is. He is good at selling records and marketing and that pays more than being a good rapper or any other kind of musician but it does not make up for a slow cadence and the same delivery.

      September 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  104. joe

    Kanye blows. He has not be relevant for years. I am quite sure his 40 minute music video will suck.

    September 15, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      ummmm... Shows how much YOU are intouch with being relevant. Years? Kanye just produced Jay-z's album "Blue Print 3" which in case you did not know, also became a #1 album allowing Jay-Z to beat Elvis Presley's record for most #1's. He is at #2 only to The Beatles. Doesn't sound too shaby. What have you done that is so relevant lately?

      September 16, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • HVasquezNJ

      @Daniel: Thanks for dropping some knowledge on these uneducated fools. Full of hate and mad because we finally have an educated man of color speaking out over the daily and constant abuse the (most) white america. Most white people dont even realize how racist they are because their so used to doing things and (usually) being only surrounded by people of their own skin color and belief think that everything's ok....wrong. America is so a**ed backwards and so "behind" in terms of basic human decency that it's ridiculous.
      KANYE WILL CONTINUE TO ROCK AND MAKE MONEY AND GREAT MUSIC WHILE YOU'RE STILL FAT AND HATING FROM YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY'S COMPUTER SO GET OVER IT!

      September 16, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Wow, he produced Jay Z's music. Is that supposed to somehow impress me. Milli Vanilli sold a lot of records too. I was just as uninmpressed with them as I am with Jay Z or Kanye. Mass produced garbage for the musically illiterate. Kanye used to be original, he is no longer relevant.

      I'm sorry I take that back. I only think they suck because they are black.

      September 16, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • T

      Kanye's not going any where. Deal with it.

      September 16, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  105. HVasquezNJ

    I'm just waiting on some racist comment connecting this article to Obama. Kanye ROCKS!!!!!

    September 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Just go away Kanye.......PLEASE.

      September 15, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don

      Stay Kanye

      September 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ballz

      its Obama's fault that this guy is such a waste of protein – there, mission completed

      September 15, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • riley

      You just made the first racist comment. Congratulations :P

      September 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • riley

      (in response to the first "lets see how they blame obama" commet)

      September 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • antipop

      He's a gay fish.

      September 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • tevii

      Yes... because linking the two would somehow deem it racist. What an overused word in todays society

      September 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spartacus

      I will never understand how this degenerate low life completley UNTALENTED disgrace has any fans at all.
      Did you actually see what he did on the MTV awards this year?..IT WAS CLASSLESS AND COMPLETELY DISGUSTING!

      September 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • heavenlyme

      why does he even try.. who is encouraging him to continue.. everyone still bashing him for being retard.. he should take jobs that are not in the front so people dont have to see him anymore.. bit.ly/9QKuAW

      September 16, 2010 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Garbo

      It's so easy to get a rise out of people of these days and Ballz knows it.

      September 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • boocat

      Your taste is in your mouth....

      September 16, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • alex

      Kanye Great? He's extremely lucky, I'll give you that. But, he's a total drama queen, otherwise what self-respecting artist would be crying about their comeback when the cause of it was their own stupid self. Grow up Kanye.

      September 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |

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