MTV Pulls Another Publicity Stunt?

According to loyal reader Kemi of Hiphossip.com, the Kanye and Taylor Swift incident on the MTV VMAs last night was a staged publicity stunt. Supposedly, Beyonce wasn’t in on the stunt, but I doubt that.

I should have known. Whenever you put attention an whore like Kanye West together with MTV, some bullsht is going to occur. That’s why I no longer waste my time watching awards shows.

You already know what happened last night, so I won’t repeat it. But recall that MTV also pulled a similar stunt with Eminem and Borat at the MTV Music Awards back in June.

Obviously this current publicity stunt was a bold move by MTV to thrust a country music artist into the forefront of music. It’s a sign of the times when hip hop artists like Kanye and Eminem are used as coons and comedic props instead of as performing artists.

Maybe it’s me but it seems like this is the first major awards show in a long time where the emphasis was placed more on rock acts and country music acts than hip hop artists.

Taylor Swift has sold over 10 million albums collectively in the world this year and she holds the record for song downloads this year: 20 million. Meanwhile, Jay Z sold around 350K measly copies of his album The Blueprint 3 in the first week. And he may not go gold before Christmas.

That means there’s been a seismic shift in the music universe from hip hop to more traditional acts.

Rappers and hip hoppers better realize that they are now a dying breed.



 


36 Responses to “MTV Pulls Another Publicity Stunt?”

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    ldorisca says:

    Beyonce is starting to show her age.

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    attorneymom says:

    Well, the stunt worked because I had no idea who the hell Taylor Swift was before last night. I thought she was one of the contestants from America’s Next Top Models.

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    sharnell says:

    As soon as my son and I saw him get up there. My son yelled that was staged, because he knew he wasn’t going to win any awards.

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    vipatlstyle says:

    Who cares! Well at least it’s something to talk about. It’s good for business, ain’t that right Sandra,

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    jazi65 says:

    I hope it was staged because whether or not you agree she deserved the award that girl at least deserved respect.

    Is bey wearing another dereon disaster? Is that a booty pad liner showing LMAO! And that wig?? good gawd!

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    aqtpie says:

    Taylor said:
    “Well, I was standing on stage because I was really excited because I had just won the award,” she began. “And then I was really excited because Kanye West was on stage. And then I wasn’t so excited anymore after that.”
    _________________________________–
    If this was a stunt that she was in on, then she needs to look into acting because the look on her face after she realized what he was doing was priceless! (and sad)

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    flyqtnva says:

    DONT KNOW IF IT WAS STAGED OR NOT…I ENJOYED ALL THE PERFORMANCES lady gaga & pink & janet WERE MY FAVORITES….I FELT GAGA PUT A LOT OF CREATIVITY IN HER PERFORMANCE….WHEN IT GOT TO BEYONCE I THOUGHT SHE WAS DOING HER BEST STRIPPER IMPERSONATION..I JUST DONT GET IT….THE SAME SCREEN FROM BET AND THE SAME ROUTINE….ALSO WHATS UP WITH BEYONCE SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE WAS ON PILLS LAST NIGHT LOOK AT HER EYES!

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    starr says:

    I doubt it was staged.

    One of the djs that worked the Vmas…said taylor and her mom were crying back stage. Staged…..

    I think folks are trying to say it was stage to defend kanye. I’m not buying that shyt. Next…..

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    lexdiamonz says:

    sad to say i think is was real kanye is a true bitch and it is sad he need help immediately, also hip hop is dead did he not get the memo and single ladies that dollar tree budget video he know he wrong for that.

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    masonmom says:

    kanye is a jackazz!! he was wrong for stealin her moment and i dnt think it was staged.

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    Shauny says:

    The Beyonce recovery at the the end may have been staged because Taylor came from the back instead of in the audience. I would’ve loved for Taylor to be sitting in the audience and looking absolutely stunned, then I wouldn’t think someone planned the ending. Still big ups to Bey for that.

    There is NO WAY that girl knew Kanye was coming on that stage. The look on her face was horror and you knew she broke into tears before she even got backstage.

    I listen to all kinds of music and for all of the people who will come on here who will come and question who Taylor is or is she is deserving, she’s only been out for a few years and her FIRST CD is still selling big on Billboard and she’s on her third CD, she is a HUGE country star who writes her own chit.

    Kanye was just wrong. The person who you think is supposed to win is NOT going to win every time, it happens. I always defend him but he gets NO love from me this time. Damn, we were just trying to live down Serena then you come and top her right off. It was classless and embarrassing.

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    masonmom says:

    vh1 did a REAL tribute to mike. madonna speech was to dmn long. lady gaga is THE SHYT and i predict her bein a fashion/pop icon. she did her thing. jigga had a good one too!

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    MIZZ.I_REP_ATL says:

    I was thinking the samething after it happened. I don’t even know y MTV even invited him knowing they been on bad terms on and off. But it sure as he!! caught me by surprise.

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    Daisy says:

    Team KANYE! I am glad he apologized.

    I do not think it was staged at all ppl act like Kanye hasnt done something similar in the past or pitched a bytch fit when he has lost BUT at the same time he did give his award to Outkast when he felt they deserved it more than him.

    I actually liked Beyonce’s dress last night!

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    luvly1957 says:

    i don’t belive it was staged and much as i don’t like B she showed real class when she called girlie up to do her speech. i listen to ALL music and this girl has a very nice cd out and i luv her new video that she won for. Kanye has issues and if someone doesn’t help this boy we will b hearing bout him having a breakdown soon. i know Amber waz mad cus she waz lookin nice for da show and nobody got to c it cuz they got put out.

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    Daisy says:

    Was not feeling Ambers stankin rankin looking cat suit last night that is all :coffee:

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    Shauny says:

    The difference in Kanye “giving” his award to Outcast is that it was HIS award to give. What in the hail did he have to do with THE FANS voting for Taylor to win the award. Shut the f!ck up and take a swig of your Henn if you don’t agree. Don’t bumrush the stage and show your azz. It wasn’t cute. I’m from Chicago and he’s lost what little of a fan I was left of him. Enough is a damn nuff.

    And if in the same breathe as giving an apology, you go on and on about BUT what is right is right and what YOU believe and maybe 3 sentences of that apology being directed towards that person, you can take the apology and stick it. I wish she had a dad who would’ve came on stage and slapped the chit out of him.

    Bey’s dress was cute

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    MIZZ.I_REP_ATL says:

    sidenote: Y n the hell r they playing Taylor Swift on
    V-103? LOL

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    attorneymom says:

    Okay, two hillbilly DJs from a country station called in to the Frank and Wanda Morning Show (Atlanta WVEE) to confirm that Frank and Wanda were not making fun of Taylor Swift. WTH???? And if they were, what the hell are you going to do about it. SMDH

    Wanda Smith represented and stated that she thought it was distasteful that Taylor Swift did not thank Beyonce for allowing her to have her “Swift” moment. Of course, Frank Ski was a punkazz and stated, “No, no. Class is Class.”

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    Daisy says:

    Shauny I know it was his award to give I never said it excused what he did last night. I am still a Ye STAN that stunt last night didnt change anything soon as he drops a hot cd I will cop it! He apologized nothing more he can do at this point so im good lol

    Taylor sold more cds(the one they were nominated for) than Bey and MTV wanted to give her some props so :clap: for Taylor!

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    Daisy says:

    @attymom others pointed that as well but some are saying she thanked her when she hugged her. I think Wanda just wanted something to bytch about this am. I am sure Taylor thanked Bey at some point in time probably more than once.

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    iscream says:

    I don’t see why Kanye would risk the blacklash he is getting today by staging that. Bad press isn’t always good press. Not to mention that mess Emiem did imo backfired and that is why his album stalled after that.

    ITS SAD THAT TODAY PEOPLE SHOULD’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE JANET COMEBACK/MICHEAL JACKSON TRIBUTE AND ALL EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT IS ATTENION WHORE KANYE.

    Sorry but it pisses me off. The best way to handle people like Kanye is to Nig-Nore them.

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    attorneymom says:

    @Daisy, I thought the hug was enough too. But I can understand what Wanda was saying.

    We all know that Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity are going to get his azz.

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    Shauny says:

    OK Why did Fabo GO HARD at Lil Mama on Twitter last night. OMG I was DEAD @ the lilmama is comments.

    I knew I wasn’t the only one like, wait, what is the hell is Lil Mama doing on stage…LMAO

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    mirsmommy says:

    I can’t stand Kanye’s b*tch a**.

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    Peachizz says:

    I love Kanye…. What he did was in poor taste and in the past. I will say this “doped up,washed up,knocked up,they would have NEVER given Taylor, Britney’s crown!!!!!! She’ll be thankig Kanye for this by weeks end al these edorsments that will be coming her way!!!! Beyonce is aging or maybe it’s that she doig her own makeup now? and make no mistake Miss Beyonce does “nothing for nothing”….

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    2thick4u says:

    This was staged…both her and Beyonce’s reaction was priceless (not in a good way) :( !!!

    People do staged **** for needed attention…both of these ladies have massive fan bases that don’t need extra boosts.

    Ya’ll know Beyonce don’t do drama…not classy :) !!!

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    Shauny says:

    I don’t get the staged thing. There is no way that Kanye would’ve did this to a teenage country/crossover pop superstar to risk the backlash he’s receiving. He’s not this stupid.

    And please let Taylor go into acting if her reaction to Kanye taking the mic from her and being escorted off the stage with her hands in her face was staged. She has a future in acting.

    Also – It wasn’t Beys award to win. I think Pink and Lady GaGa actually was going to win that award. It was Bey for the bronze IMO. Talyor wasn’t “given” Bey’s crown she won an award that the MTV fans voted on. Her fanbase out voted Beys.

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    Peachizz says:

    @Shauny…. The look on her face was priceless, so stupid just standing there!!!!I cant say what i woulda done but, but i know me my atural inclination is to ATTACK!!!

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    lexdiamonz says:

    oh no the big black boogey man scared the po lil white lady again waiting on oriley in 4, 3, 2, 1……

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    Daisy says:

    @Shuany YES FABO had me HOLLERING last night he went hard on lil mama via twitter lol Then Lil duvall started lol

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    The Divine Ms. K says:

    I don’t think this was staged at all. For all the hating that Beyonce receives, she did a class act by giving Taylor her shine. And Taylor is a good artist with a good voice.

    Still don’t understand why this post mentioned Jay Z and his CD sales. People need to expand their minds and listen to more music anyways. I loved Pink’s performance and I really liked the JayZ and Alicia Keys performance. And say what you want about Beyonce – she knows how to get a crowd moving. I saw white, black, rock, and R&B people singing along with her. Hell, I even liked the Muse performance and Green Day.

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    tintin says:

    wow that’s a nice booty pad.

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    miamore73 says:

    I’m not sure if I think it was staged or not. If it was it was just between MTV and Kanye. I don’t think Beyonce or Taylor Swift knew what was going on. I was livid after watching that. He is such a bratty spoiled ass chipmunk!!
    I bet he wouldn’t have done that **** to an adult or to one of “us”. Man had he walked up on a sistah like that there would have been a fight on MTV.

    I hope Taylor has big ass white red neck country ass brothers to beat Kanye’s ass or at least scare him a little bit.

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    aMochaBabe says:

    This was not a STAGED event. It was a KANYE event. Kanye who is self-serving and does not believe in Proper Protocol.Period.

    Taylor clearly wanted to cry on the spot, pan to Beyonce’ who clearly couldn’t believe Kanye was onstage actin’ a fool and “in her honor” no less…mouthed the words NO Kanye because she knew what he did was BEYOND distasteful, BEYOND Wrong and basically robbed Taylor of her moment.

    If Sandra was calling this the right way….she wouldn’ve commented on how Gracious and Selfless it was of Bey to do what NONE of the other award winners thought to do.

    That’s the spin she should have put on this story. That of all the people who took to the stage to claim their awards….NOT ONE of them thought about righting the wrong that KW created.

    It wasn’t Beyonce’s fault and she wasn’t involved BUT she took the time to think of someone else and today instead of recognizing her simple act of kindness- folks are still hatin’.

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