News: Bill O'Reilly Gets At Kanye West, "He Is One Troubled Guy" [Video]
Wednesday, Sep 16, 2009 6:00PM
Controversial television host Bill O'Reilly has labeled Kanye West a "troubled guy" for recently interrupting Taylor Swift's Video Music Awards acceptance speech.
Speaking via his daily talk show, O'Reilly played footage from the event and shared his thoughts.
"Time now for 'Pinheads & Patriots,' usually we begin with the Patriots but for tonight, the Pinhead kicks it off," O'Reilly said prior to beginning to play the VMA footage. "Well we may have made Mr. West a pinhead before but he is one troubled guy. Now on the Patriot side, almost immediately after that happened, a parody was made up..." ("The O'Reilly Factor")
President Barack Obama's off-the-record comments on West's rant landed online yesterday (September 15) with the unauthorized release of an audio clip.
"I thought that was really inappropriate! You know? It's like, she's getting an award--what are you butting in? I hear you. I agree with you. The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. She's getting her award. What's he doing up there? He's a jacka**. Now, now, all this stuff, I'm assuming all this stuff [laughs] come on guys, cut the president some slack. I got a lot of other stuff on my plate..." (YouTube)
Yeezy reportedly spoke with Swift following the country singer's "The View" appearance Tuesday morning.
Repesentatives from "The View" said West called Swift after her appearance on today's show, and she accepted his apology. Swift later told ABC News Radio, "Kanye did call me and he was very sincere in his apology, and I accepted that apology." (ABC News)
Chamillionaire recently shared his opinion on O'Reilly and attempted to explain why the Fox News personality received so much heat from viewers.
"Bill O'Reilly, no I haven't actually run in to him," Chamillionaire said in an interview. "I don't get him man, I understand, I think there's a method to his madness and the crazy stuff that he says on Fox News. They always say a lot of crazy stuff but I think it's a method behind their madness. They're doing it and they know what they're doing. But [when I made my 'Hip-Hop Police' music video] I felt it was only right. The time for someone to come up and speak on all that crazy stuff that was going on and now, we on to something different. Everyone knows the economy is messed up, instead of beating into people's heads, it's time to uplift and make people feel a little bit better about their situations 'cause everybody is doing bad right now." (Hard Knock TV)
Check out Bill O'Reilly speaking on Kanye West below: