This portion of the interview that ABC News reporter Terry Moran did with Barack on Monday was supposed to be off record but what he said about Kanye has surfaced. The audio is in this Youtube clip, the transcription is just below it and it is absolutely hilarious.
Q: Were your girls as hacked off as mine were that Kanye gave Taylor Swift the Joe Wilson treatment?
Obama: I thought that was really inappropriate. You know it was like she’s getting an award — why are you butting in? I, I hear you — I agree with you.
Q: So does that count as the first question?
Obama: The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. She’s getting her award. What’s he doing up there? He’s a jackass. (Laughter) No, now — this — all this stuff — I’m assuming all this stuff. Where’s the pool? Come on guys. Cut the president some slack. I got a lot of other stuff on my plate. Yeah. Cause I remember last time it was the fly thing. Now that was the highlight of (trails off)
Q: No that worked out well for you. You were a ninja.
Obama: Except PETA… (laughter)
Ben Stiller and Ryan Seacrest discussing twitter. By the way, mine is @iamQuddus
Chris Brown is somewhere taking notes on how to deal with a PR disaster. Seriously though, I’m glad to hear Kanye acknowledge that he needs to improve himself as a person.
Here’s the performance Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye gave on the show just after that chat.
Directed by Carey Williams who also did TiRon’s Throwing My Money that I just got a sneak peek at…oodles of dopeness.
Third Eye Blind hasn’t released a studio album in 6 years but there new album Ursa Major marks a strong comeback and in this interview lead singer Stephan Jenkins offers up perspective on their unique career.http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=63013182
It played out like a movie.
The Michael Jackson tribute kicked off the night powerfully. Madonna gave a touching speech about Michael Jackson where she referred to how the world basically abandoned it’s king because of the media acting like a lynch mob.
That was followed by MTV doing something great by letting Michael’s videos be the focal point instead of any new artist trying to do justice to his songs. Then Janet came out and passionately performed Scream. I don’t even care that she was lip-syncing. Those lyrics about “pressure on me” drove Madonna’s point home.
Lady Gaga performed Paparazzi and added to the commentary about media with the bloody ending making her point in a graphic way.
Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift accepting the Female Video of Year. Beyonce should have won that award but it wasn’t Kanye’s place to ruin Taylor’s moment. What’s interesting is that people were shocked by his arrogance and entitlement but we’ve allowed him to do things like that before.
Beyonce made up for Kanye’s rudeness at the end when she won Best Video and invited Taylor on stage so she could finish her acceptance speech.
There was a lot more to the night including how Lil’ Mama jumped on stage to be with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys and some great performances by Pink, Green Day and Beyonce that you can catch at mtv.com
Shouts to Boyder (second from the left in the picture below) for this great clip of Asher rocking a massive crowd in Milwaukee.
I’ll never forget when Asher’s manager who discovered him- my good friend Scooter Braun (pictured here on the left) told me about him a few years ago. I checked out what is now considered his classic mixtape the Greenhouse Effect and I was sold. Since then I’ve put so many people on to Asher that I’ve felt like his publicist so it’s especially great to see where he’s at now.
Definitely some food for thought
Performing Pursuit of Happiness alongside Ratatat. Cudi deserves all the shine he’s getting right now.