Sunday, May 26, 2024

Kanye West to Get MTV Award, Preparing Rambling, Incoherent Speech Now


Kanye West is finally getting an award. He’s getting the Video Vanguard from MTV at the Video Music Awards at the end of August.

Somewhere, Kanye is preparing a rambling, incoherent speech that will be marked by flashes of genius but weighed down by craziness.

He may even interrupt himself and demand someone else– maybe Kim Kardashian– get the award.

I had no intention of watching this show, but I will now. And so will everyone else. Great move for MTV. Everyone loves a trainwreck.

Actually it would be funny if they had Taylor Swift go up and start shouting at him mid-speech. I’d pay to see that.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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