They’re calling it a "shocker," but who’s really suprised that Kanye West threw an on-stage hissy fit after losing Best Video at Thursday’s MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen? According to MTV, Kanye interrupted the acceptance speech of Justice and Simian (pictured, right, with West), who won for "We Are Your Friends," to announce the following: "F— dis! ["Touch the Sky"] cost a million dollars. Pamela Anderson was in it. I was jumping across canyons and s—t! If I don’t win, the awards show loses credibility. Nothing against you [Justice and Simian], but hell man." (I’ve already tried to YouTube this and came up empty-handed. Seriously, Europe, hook a sister up. Maybe one of my fellow countrymen will post the clip of Kanye getting "robbed" of the Best New Artist trophy at 2004’s American Music Awards in exchange.)
As the story goes, West continued to whine in a post-ceremony press conference, saying Justice and Simian’s win was "some spread the love bulls–t" (Kanye had already taken home the Hip-Hop prize). "I haven’t seen [their video]," he admitted. "Possibly it could have been quite good but no way better than ‘Touch The Sky’…. It took a month to film. I stood on a mountain. I flew a heliocopter over Vegas. I did it to be the king of all videos, and I wanted to walk home with that award."
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Now, in Kanye’s defense, I did just watch the "We are Your Friends" video, and I have no clue what’s happening in it. Speaking on behalf of Justice and Simian, they’re not the ones arguing that not recognizing a man for thinking up the name "Evel Kanyevel" and letting Pam Anderson walk around with her ta-tas exposed "loses credibility." And just for my own sanity: We are talking about the MTV Europe Music Awards, right? (And dude, the American Music Awards???)
Who came out of this situation looking the best? My vote goes to emcee Justin Timberlake, who supposedly quipped, "After the show, Kanye will be in the parking lot accepting awards he did not win. Seriously though, I’ve got sexy covered, it’s good to see someone’s doing crazy."