Almost a week after Kanye West’s infamous VMA outburst during Taylor Swift’s speech (watch video here), Jay-Z finally spoke up to defend Kanye’s passionate personality, claiming the incident was blown out of proportion.
Jay-Z said, “It’s an awards show. He’s just a super passionate person. Of course it was rude, because it was her moment, but that’s the way he really felt. I think it was rude, but the way they’re treating him…He’s on the cover of every paper. He didn’t kill anybody. No one got harmed.”
“”I think it’s a bit blown out. It was pretty rude. At the end of the day, we’re gonna celebrate him for his passion more than vilify him. As he grows and matures, he has to balance that.” Jay-Z added, “I don’t think he should lay low. I think he should move on and have a brilliant career.”
And I don’t think we are ready to celebrate Kanye unless it includes calling him a jackass (hey, Prez Obama said it!). Beyonce Knowles certainly agrees with us because she also thought Taylor’s moment had been stolen when she called the country singer back up during her VOY speech (watch video here).
It has been said Jay-Z could have been mad at Beyonce for not having Kanye’s back since he is a part of the Roc family. Mad or not, the truth is Beyonce did the right thing, acted like a lady and certainly deserves respect for the great artist that she is too!
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