It's been a year since Kanye West snatched the mic from country singer Taylor Swift's hands during her acceptance speech for the Best Female Video award at the 2009 VMA's and announced, "I'm sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time,
is still dealing with a lot of regret, or maybe even anger over the incident. Although he reportedly apologized to Swift, and she accepted, Ye is using his Twitter
account to vent about how he was ostracised after the debacle.
Kanye is going off this morning (September 4) about the media mistreating him, and the perception that he is racist.
"Man I love Twitter... I've always been at the mercy of the press but no more... The media tried to demonize me
They wanted yall to believe I was a monster in real life so you guys wouldn't listen or buy my music anymore
I feel like they were waiting for the opportunity to go in all the way on me and when it came they beat me to a pulp
Even now a lot of articles start there first 2 paragraphs about how much of an a**hole I am
I accept the idea (ideal) that perception is reality
When I say perception is reality I mean whatever you think is the truth... is your truth
Some people's truth is Kanye is racist... It's not my truth but I do believe it's my Karma.... walk with me.
Kanye's last tweet is referring to him famously announcing that, "George Bush doesn't care about black people
" during a live telethon for Hurricane Katrina
relief on NBC in 2005.
Many may have agreed with those comments regarding George Bush, if not the platform used to convey them. But the Taylor Swift incident left a bad taste in a lot of people's mouths. Kanye had a lot more to say about that.
"How deep is the scar... I bled hard.. cancelled tour with the number one pop star in the world ... closed the doors of my clothing office
Had to let employees go... for the first time I felt the impact of my brash actions ... I felt the recession from an ownership side
People booed when I would go to concerts and the performer mentioned my name
There are people who don't dislike me... they absolutely hate me!"
"That's when you realize perception is reality. I've been straying from this subject on twitter but I have to give it to you guys raw now.
If you google A**hole my face may very well pop up 2 pages into the search.
People tweeted that they wish I was dead... No listen. They wanted me to die people. I carry that. I smile and take pictures through that
I wrote a song for Taylor Swift that's so beautiful and I want her to have it. If she won't take it then I'll perform it for her
She had nothing to do with my issues with award shows. She had no idea what hit her. She's justa lil girl with dreams like the rest of us.
We're both artist and the media and managers are trying to get between us. Everyone wants to capitalize off this is some way
There are people who have named there kids after me... can you imagine that next day in school. Even though I don't have kids
It's not about race America. No one in our position ever stands up and says anything anymore
I am not a bad person. Even in that moment I was only trying to do good but people don't always need my help
Beyonce didn't need that. MTV didn't need that and Taylor and her family friends and fans definitely didn't want or need that
TAYLOR LOVES RAP MUSIC... I LOVE COUNTRY MUSIC
Well damn, this dude was on a roll. I honestly think he needs to let it go at this point though.