OSLO– Apparently, Kanye West feels strongly about who does and does not receive a Nobel Peace Prize. When it was announced yesterday morning in Oslo Norway that President Obama won the coveted award, the thirty-one-year-old rapper stormed the stage and grabbed the trophy out of the president’s hand before being tackled by Secret Service agents. “This is some bullshit,” said West, who had been drinking all morning long. “I like President Obama and everything, but I think my nigga Wei Jengsheng from China shoulda won it. That nigga’s a dissident, son! Do you know what they do to dissidents in China? They fuck their shit up! Niggas get killed for that shit, son! That’s my word!”
When it comes to award shows, West has a reputation for controversy. Just last month, an inebriated West stormed the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards and expressed his dissatisfaction with the fact that Beyonce lost the Best Female Video award to country music singer Taylor Swift. In 2006, when his “Touch The Sky” failed to win Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards, West went onto the stage as the award was being presented to Justice and Sinian for “We Are Your Friends” and argued that he should have won the award instead.
Regardless of West’s exploits, Obama said that he was “surprised and deeply humbled” by winning the Nobel Peace Prize. “Let me be clear,” he said. “I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments, but rather as an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations.” As for West, Obama said that his behavior was “inappropriate,” but “like most African-Americans, he’ll probably end up in jail some day anyway.”
October 10, 2009