News: 50 Cent To Kanye West, "I Wish He Would Come Take One Of My Awards So I Can Black His Eye" [Video]
Monday, Sep 14, 2009 10:10PM
50 Cent has become the latest artist to weigh in on Kanye West's unexpected televised Video Music Awards rant against Taylor Swift at last night's annual ceremony and warned the rapper about performing the same move upon him.
Speaking in an interview, Fif explained his reaction and why Ye over-reacted.
"That was interesting," Fif said in an interview. "When you nominated for the first time, what you saw from me in 2004 was The Grammy's. When I went up, Evanescence won Best New Artist and it was like, I sold 12 million records. That's the largest debuting hip-hop album today and I was overlooked and I still don't have a Grammy. It's been 13 nominations. It's because I wrote the harsh realities, I've been overlooked, completely. So when you got an artist there for the first time and you go and you wanna tell them, well, you know, Beyonce is great. There's nobody that's confused in that actual area. But Taylor Swift is great and is new at that point and you can't replace it. Even an apology can't replace what it feels like for the very first time receiving that award. Now in her head, 'My first award was Kanye West.' And it's damaging, I wish he would come take one of my awards so I can black his eye and in front of everybody..." (Much Music)
Originally posted on Ye's blog, the Grammy-winning rapper broke down his respect and admiration he has towards Swift's talent.
"I'M SOOOOOO SORRY TO TAYLOR SWIFT AND HER FANS AND HER MOM," Yeezy wrote. "I SPOKE TO HER MOTHER RIGHT AFTER AND SHE SAID THE SAME THING MY MOTHER WOULD'VE SAID SHE IS VERY TALENTED! I LIKE THE LYRICS ABOUT BEING A CHEERLEADER AND SHE'S IN THE BLEACHERS! ................... I'M IN THE WRONG FOR GOING ON STAGE AND TAKING AWAY FROM HER MOMENT!...............BEYONCE'S VIDEO WAS THE BEST OF THIS DECADE!!!! I'M SORRY TO MY FANS IF I LET YOU GUYS DOWN!!!! I'M SORRY TO MY FRIENDS AT MTV. I WILL APOLOGIZE TO TAYLOR 2MRW. WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD!!!! EVERYBODY WANNA BOOOO ME BUT I'M A FAN OF REAL POP CULTURE!!! NO DISRESPECT BUT WE WATCHIN' THE SHOW AT THE CRIB RIGHT NOW CAUSE .. WELL YOU KNOW!!!!! I'M STILL HAPPY FOR TAYLOR!!!! BOOOYAAWWWW!!!! YOU ARE VERY VERY TALENTED!!!! I GAVE MY AWARDS TO OUTKAST WHEN THEY DESERVED IT OVER ME... THAT'S WHAT IT IS!!!!!!!!! I'M NOT CRAZY YALL, IM JUST REAL. SORRY FOR THAT!!! I REALLY FEEL BAD FOR TAYLOR AND I'M SINCERELY SORRY!!! MUCH RESPECT." (You Heard That New)
Reports landed online moments after the incident.
Moments after Taylor Swift's win for Best Female Video ('You Belong With Me') was announced tonight at MTV's Video Music Awards, a furious Mr. West ran onstage, grabbed a mic, and interrupted her acceptance speech to announce his belief that Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' deserved that award instead. (Entertainment Weekly)
Taylor was later invited back to the stage by Beyonce.
Beyonce later gave the 19-year-old a do-over, calling her to the stage in the middle of her own win for the coveted 'Video of the Year' award. "This is amazing," Beyonce said. "I remember being 17-years-old, up for my first MTV award with Destiny's Child and it was one of the most exciting moments of my life, so I would like for Taylor to come out and have her moment." (The Boom Box)
Check out 50 Cent's interview below: