Kanye West Demands More Attention Than 9/11
With the release of his new album, Graduation, coinciding with the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Kanye West has angrily lashed out at the media for devoting more time to a national tragedy of biblical proportions than the release of the hip-hop superstar’s uneven third album.
“It damages the credibility of the media when they don’t acknowledge the importance of my new album,” boasted West. “If I don’t outsell 50 Cent (who also has a new album dropping today) then the terrorists have truly won.”
Known for such public and often embarassing outbursts, the rapper/producer has previously blasted Vibe magazine for not putting him on the cover, criticized the Grammys for not awarding him “Album of the Year,” and taken the entire continent of Europe to task for not liking his video for “Touch the Sky” better than Justice and Simian’s “We Are Your Friends.” Earlier this week he threatened to boycott MTV for not staging his VMA performance on the main stage, instead of in his own lavish suite which presumably cost tens of thousands of dollars.
“For my album to not be the top story on every channel, in every newspaper gives aid and comfort to the enemies of freedom,” West insisted as he jumped up and down and waved his arms on camera behind New York mayor Michael Bloomberg at a solemn commemoration of the attack on the World Trade Center.
“CNN doesn’t care about black people,” he added before balling up his fists, holding his breath and stomping his feet for several minutes while bystanders simply looked away.