News: Memphis Bleek On MTV's Stunts, "Money Make You Do Weird Things, Eminem Let The Dude Come Out The Sky On Him" [Video]
Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 8:37AM
Former Roc-A-Fella artist Memphis Bleek has shared his views on past MTV attempts to stage unexpected incidents and blamed money as the ultimate decision maker for participating victims like Eminem.
From Bleek's perspective, Kanye West's 2009 VMA outburst during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech was pre-planned for many key reasons.
"I think that was staged man," Bleek said of Kanye's awards interruption. "Because if that was me with a bottle of Hennessy on the red carpet, first of all, with no bag over it - Jail! Before I even got in, to take the mic. Jail! Then I go in there witt the bottle and then I get on stage and take [the mic]...Jail again! Everything thing that happened, if it was me in that situation, jail is involved. Like he just go on stage, they blogged about him, put him on every late night show and she blows up? He just really solidified her being the princess of America. She's America's sweetheart now. He endorsed that...Money make you do weird things, Eminem let the dude come out the sky on him. We ain't think that was real. When I found out that was stage, I was like 'What?! Are you crazy?' And I ain't trying to diss him, but you know, the game is what it is man." (All Hip Hop)
Last fall, Bleek shared an alternate perspective and said Yeezy just needed a break from the rap spotlight.
"It was a little outta line, but then again, that's Kanye," Bleek explained in an interview with radio personality Tim Westwood. "You gotta expect that from him. I don't think he got issues, he never really took the time to deal with the problems in his life. This is his way of venting, like, some people, they lose a lot and a lot of tragic things happen in they life and they spiral outta control and go crazy. I think he realized the breaking point. If you heard his speech on Jay Leno's show, he realized, 'Yo, I need to take some time off and really chill out.' And I felt him, that's real talk, he really do. He's been constantly working for five years straight...Let me just clear it up, I don't respect what he did for the simple fact that it was a female, if he would have gotten up there with a man and took the mic, you probably would of heard me up there like 'Yeah Ye, that's right homie.' But not Taylor Swift, that's the princess...But he apologized, every man deserves a second chance. Just like my homie Chris Brown." (Tim Westwood TV)
Eminem found himself becoming the center of attention when a half-dressed Sacha Cohen randomly landed on his lap during the MTV Movie Awards last summer.
Eminem apparently has flown the coop from the MTV Movie Awards after a close encounter with Sacha Baron Cohen when, in character as flamboyant fashion reporter "Bruno," Baron Cohen flew in above Sunday's award show audience on a wire and in a pair of feathery white wings and his rear end mostly exposed. But the comedian crashed into an overhead obstacle, and he was lowered into the audience, right into Eminem's lap, his bare hindquarters in the rapper's face. Eminem seemed visibly upset at the mishap. Or was it a joke he was in on? The rapper stormed out with his entourage in tow with cameras rolling. (Associated Press)
Following the event, MTV writer Scott Aukerman wrote via his blog and called the incident a pre-planned stunt.
Scott Aukerman, one of the writers for the awards show, is quoted as confirming in a post on his blog, "Yes, the Bruno/Eminem incident was staged. That's all anyone wants to talk about, so let's get it out of the way. They rehearsed it at dress and yes, it went as far as it did on the live show then. Okay, you can stop reading this blog now!" the post read further. However, the post has since been taken down for unknown reason. (Ace Showbiz)
Check out Memphis Bleek's interview below: