Kanye West taking a break from music, embarrassing stunts
Wed 16th Sep, 2009 Newsin
It was just earlier this week that we reported on rap superstar Kanye West’s brain meltdown at the MTV Awards which saw him once again storm the stage to berate a ‘Best Video’ winner, in this instance country cutie Taylor Swift. Understandably, shit hit the fan following Kanye’s outburst, and nearly everyone with access to a Twitter account vented their distaste at the rapper’s rude and thoroughly obnoxious tirade.
Since the incident, Mr. West has been on the road to redemption, issuing several apologies for his mind snap on his personal blog (one of which saw the rapper liken himself to Ben Stiller in ‘Meet The Parents’… so street, man!) and also appearing on US comedian Jay Leno’s new show overnight to air his regret about the incident.
Sitting down with Leno to discuss his behaviour at the awards, West seemed genuinely upset about the event, especially when Leno twisted the knife and brought up the rapper’s recently deceased mother. It was awkward to say the least. But amongst the uncomfortable silences, West admitted that he thought it was time for him to take a break from the relentless schedule of producing and touring that he’s been following.
“I’ve never taken the time off, y’know, it’s just music after music and tour after tour,” he said. “After this, I need to take some time off and just analyse how I’m going to…make it through the rest of this life and improve…,” West said, visibly choked up.
You can check out a brief snippet of West’s interview in the news clip below, which also contests that President Obama has weighed in on the situation, describing the beleaguered rap star as ‘a jackass’. That has seriously got to hurt.
So it looks like this could very well be the last we see of Kanye West. At least for a little while anyway. Pop the champagne corks people, we didn’t even need to reinstate the ‘Kanye-ban’ this time!