Kanye performing at Art Basel is like Mickey Mouse doing a routine
outside of Cinderella's Castle. That shit makes sense. Well, at least
more sense than 808s and Heartbreak.
Accordingly, UR1 Festival has announced that the megastar producer and
MC will be headlining the Basel-week festival's inaugural
edition along with the Offspring and Lou Reed.
The only thing we're worried about is West's history of, um,
The second he's in the spotlight, 'Ye starts
spoutin' all sorts of crazy bullshit. Will he act a fool this winter
in Miami? There's no telling. Either way, knowledge is power. Here are 'Ye's top five seriously inappropriate outbursts.
5. Kanye West: Self-Exiled from MTV
After being relegated to perform on a side stage at the 2007 VMAs,
Kanye West declared he would never appear on MTV again. Kanye West: great producer, mediocre rapper, terrible bluffer.
4. Baby's First Hijack
'Ye quickly figured out that a successful temper tantrum doesn't take
place after the cameras are rolling. Here it is: The first time he
ever stormed on-stage to contest the results of an awards show on live
3. Kanye West Becomes Pop Culture's Darth Vader
Many might rank this as the MC's greatest hit and/or miss when it
comes to inappropriate exaltation. But frankly, County Grind is
totally bored with "Now I'm gonna let you finish...." memes. We must
admit, though, that Beyoncé going on to win "Video of the Year" was
certainly the juicy cherry on Mr. West's big stupid cake of a
2. Kanye on Kim's Sex Tape: "I'm luvin' it!"
Are Kanye West and Kim Kardashian even really together? Would you be
surprised to learn that celebrity relationships are actually yet
another layer of fiction foisted upon the buying public. One that is
too sedated to fight against corporate hegemony and is instead left
with just enough brain capacity to assemble Pinterest accounts
dedicated to Brangelina.
1. George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People
Good Lord, if this doesn't deserve an Extremely Detailed Breakdown, we
don't know what does. It's worth watching this video twice: Once to
fully absorb the hilarity of Kanye West hijacking yet another live
broadcast, and then another time to watch Mike Myers shit his
UR1 Music Festival. Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, December 9. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Visit ur1festival.com.
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