Kanye West: ‘Give Chris Brown a break – and O.J.’

February 27th, 2009 // 153 Comments

Kanye West recently performed for VH1′s Storytellers, and during the three hour shoot he made some choice comments that producers decided to edit out. Including a plea to back off Chris Brown. Reuters reports:

A little later, West asked the crowd, “Can’t we give Chris a break? … I know I make mistakes in life.” He was referring to R&B singer Chris Brown, who was arrested on the night of the Grammys on suspicion of beating his girlfriend Rihanna.
In the same context, West earned loud applause with his declaration: “Michael Jackson, amazing. Michael Phelps, amazing … He’s a real f—in’ person; he makes mistakes,” referring to the champion swimmer’s recent bong pipe brouhaha.
VH1 has cleaned up those comments a bit, and it also included West’s less-popular follow-up observation: “O.J. Simpson, amazing. Is he not? What he did, when he did, what he did. Was he not amazing though?”

I love how he lumped Michael Phelps in there because taking a hit off a bong is the exact same thing as beating your girlfriend, molesting children and killing your wife. I mean, who among us didn’t look at the Rihanna photo and immediately say “Damn. It’s Michael Phelps all over again!”? Frankly, I don’t see how you can tell the two apart they’re so alike.

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  1. The writer of the superficial has to be the funniest person I know. Omgosh, everytime I read his articles I’m laughing. That’s why this is the best gossip site ;)

  2. The writer of the superficial has to be the funniest person I know. Omgosh, everytime I read his articles I’m laughing. That’s why this is the best gossip site ;)

  3. The writer of the superficial has to be the funniest person I know. Omgosh, everytime I read his articles I’m laughing. That’s why this is the best gossip site ;)

  4. The writer of the superficial has to be the funniest person I know. Omgosh, everytime I read his articles I’m laughing. That’s why this is the best gossip site ;)

  5. Carlos

    His comments are indicative of his lack of perspective. He obviously believes those with talents above the norm should be treated differently, if not deferentially. In other words, the regular laws and and social mores don’t apply to celebrities. I say fuck him and his fucking shit cameo on Entourage. It’s just a matter of time until this douche bag screws the pooch big time and has someone set his ass straight.

  6. The writer of the superficial has to be the funniest person I know. Omgosh, everytime I read his articles I’m laughing. That’s why this is the best gossip site ;)

  7. The writer of the superficial has to be the funniest person I know. Omgosh, everytime I read his articles I’m laughing. That’s why this is the best gossip site ;)

  8. The writer of the superficial has to be the funniest person I know. Omgosh, everytime I read his articles I’m laughing. That’s why this is the best gossip site ;)

  9. The writer of the superficial has to be the funniest person I know. Omgosh, everytime I read his articles I’m laughing. That’s why this is the best gossip site ;)

  10. Does anyone give a shit what Kanye West has to say? What a waste of space!!

  11. Flack

    If it wasn’t for this website, Kanye west would be invisible to 99% of us. He’s a non-entity. A nothing. And worst of all, he’s a STUPID nothing.

  12. LIMERICK_MAN_STRIKES_AGAIN

    Kanye West

    There was a young rapper named West
    Who wore his contempt on his vest
    A tough-talking “thug”
    With a butt-ugly mug
    In prison he’ll be known as “Celeste”

  13. ESOPHUS

    “Damn. It’s Michael Phelps all over again!”? MAN YOUR THE BEST.LMAO!!!!!!!

  14. ESOPHUS

    “Damn. It’s Michael Phelps all over again!”? MAN YOUR THE BEST.LMAO!!!!!!!

  15. Darth

    I know who did it.Pull your pants down and bent over.

  16. Fish dude, how much did you have to pay the tool “Omgosh” to kiss our ass??

  17. Darth

    #66 I didn’t mean you Jimbo.I’m not interested in a dude’s ass.

  18. lol wow

    Alright, now he’s just trolling the internet. I’m positive.

  19. g_girl

    legalize it.

  20. J

    West is a complete idiot, anyone who dissagrees is probably a bigger idiot then West.

  21. Darth

    Talking about jealousy,holy shit.Can i take a little puppy or would you be jealous?

  22. Darth

    Please don’t do it again.It’s senseless and you don’t make friends with this.

  23. Kanye=Retard

    KANYE WEST = DUMBEST SOB ALIVE
    HOW IS IT THIS GUY GETS AWAY WITH TALKING SO MUCH NONSENSE!
    WHAT A BAFFOON.

  24. Lowlands

    What happen Darth? It’s always the same when i’m gone for a while.Looks like i’ve to bring back some discipline.

  25. Clem

    Oh yea, the bow tie with a sweater and denim jacket look is really gonna catch on. What a cunt.

  26. Valerie

    “Another talentless asshole “celebrity” with a Napoleanic complex opening their tiny fucking mouth – spewing forth their opinions; which none of us care about”

    I agree, although I’m sort of a fan of some of his music. If he was a comedian, THEN he could tell us what he thinks–but he’d actually have to be funny.

    Whew! I was worried all the racists would be propagating a slew of gibberish to this post, but I don’t see the more annoying ones. The racist-ass Sup commentators are like the drunk uncles that show up at the party and everyone cringes and is like, “Oh fuck, here we go again…” : X

  27. Valerie

    75 Nice, I like the word “cunt”–it’s great, kinda like…..blue cheese on a salad. Some people like it, some people hate it, but it certainly doesn’t lack flavor.

  28. Donkey Dong

    Dumb

    Coon.

  29. E!

    stupid baboon.

  30. AirMail

    Flush this turd.

  31. Valerie

    Ah shit, I spoke too soon!

  32. Valerie

    This is comical, really!

  33. missywissy in da house, yo!

    I’m not normally a racist, but Kanye West makes me want to say racially charged remarks about him. I don’t think one can blame being black for being an idiot. After all, he included Michael Jackson and Michael Phelps in his tirade and they’re both white. I hope people quit giving this fool their money and time. He just needs to put that bow tie in a shoe box and go away.

  34. Noelle

    I’d have to agree with someone on here… I’m a fan of some of his music… sorry was… I don’t support artists who think beating the shit out of women is alright.

    Kanye… you sir are a douche… stop trying to make yourself relevant… just shut your mouth and do what your record label pays you to do.

  35. missywissy

    @36- right on the fuckin money.

  36. I would hope that Brown learns from this. He’s young enough for this to be his first time and unlike someone like OJ who beat his wife for years and then killed her, I think that Brown deserves a second chance.

  37. TJ

    Nice Canadian tuxedo. This is why i pirate all of Kanye’s music… Ok I pirate all my music, but even if i didn’t, I would pirate his.

  38. Joe Blow

    If there was ever a face made for punching, that asshat has it.

  39. Fati

    This guy is scarry. Yeiks.

  40. What a Fool

    I’m glad I’ve never bought any of his music and have only illegally downloaded it.

  41. Teddy

    85# hahhahahha

    i never bought into the whole “i am the black jesus” rap crap music just like the Marilyn Manson cap before it…it’s just another crap trend everyone wants in on. He’ll be another washed up loud mouth and you’ll see his reran music vids on BET until the end of time until your grandkids as who is that guy and you say he was “amazing” and they’ll roll their eyes thinking you had the stupidest taste in music for ever thing anything much of a CLOWN

  42. What a Fool

    How can all of you people be so heeeeeartlessss?!?!?

  43. farty mcshitface

    kanye you stupid twit, it’s simply amazing how you keep saying the dumbest shit and if it weren’t for sites like this, you wouldn’t have to worry about getting caught because liberal softies in the mainstream media keep (intenionaly) overlooking it.
    seroiusly, why can’t this fucker just die in a plane crash!!!!

  44. Pam

    Kanye West is a racist, plain and simple. He hates white people and any time a black person gets in trouble, he blames “whitey.” It’s never their fault. Oh, no. It’s always “the man.” If it’s a black celebrity who gets in trouble, he never believes they should receive fair punishment. The same punishment any of us would receive in a similar situation. His world is filled with “get out of jail free” cards for him and his friends.

    Why are so many black people like this? I know it’s not PC to say it, but we all know it’s true. I used to be so naive. When I was young, I was bombarded with television and movies such as Roots, etc. that painted black people, hispanics, etc. as victims of white oppression. I honestly believed that only white people were racists, and it almost made me ashamed to be white. I felt a need to make up for hurts that I myself had no part of. As I grew older, I began to see that racism and prejudice is not an evil confined to just one group. The very ones who were once oppressed can rise one day to be the oppressor.

  45. me

    Get over it, people. Neegers don’t know right from wrong. Just look at how they behave without human influences. Let then monkeys abuse each other.

  46. r moore

    this clown makes me want to vomit. i can’t stand him. every time i see him come on the tv i immediately mute it, and even still it makes me cringe just seeing him. he needs to be sterilized so he can’t infect future generations with his ego and stupidity, and maybe someone should kick him in the throat real hard so he can’t make music any more.
    fuck.

  47. Dee

    What an ass clown. Great message to send young impressionable males dick.

  48. sissy

    He is playful,right? he is a hot member of the celeb dating club ____Millionaire Romances com______ .he has dated several hot girls on that club.

  49. This guy is a nut and we should feed his brain to zombies!!!

  50. Yank and wank they rhyme for a reason

    That really is a face only a mother could love, Oh wait…………. his she’s dead, Oh I suppose that was pretty tasteless ……………. like his comments really yeah lets give women beaters and murderers a break, yeah………….

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