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. hova

    dont hate the player hate the game.

  2. The bun

    Oh I get it Kanye we should tolerate violence?? I am done buying your albums I am taking my money else where. And superficial writer you summed it up perfectly at the end. As a society if we keep supporting people like this what are we telling our kids?

  3. jubjub

    Why is is face so fat lately? Is he stuffing his cheeks with cotton so he can be like Brando in The Godfather? I don’t know why people get so upset when he makes dopey comments; he’s just trying to make up for his lack of street cred by saying stupid shit. If enough people ignore this assclown then he will eventually fuck off and die.

  4. justifiable

    Oh Christ, and I’m sure the same people that are disgusted with Brown and still against OJ are the same ones that are preventing Kanye from “being great”. Pick your battles, asshole. You’re an effective apologist for celebrity fuckups like Michael Vick is an advocate for the ASPCA.

  5. Dr. Doo

    Oh shit. Even my shit is lighter than him.

  6. MosesGabby

    Nothing wrong with a brotha’ beatin’ his bitch.

    NOT.

    Why do black atheletes and celebrities think it is ok to knock a woman senseless? Doesn’t matter that Daddy did it to Momma, and that is why I am a Momma’s boy, but damn, I am going to set my bitch straight.

  7. Retching Sound

    Gawd..He is SO Ugly!

    Gross!

  8. Hey Kanye

    STFU!

  9. Kanye West

    YOU ALL ARE JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE IZ THE GREATEST MUSICIAN THE WORLD HAS KNOW AND I SO FLY CAUSE MY BOW TIE AND MY VESTZ SO BLUE. WHY EVERYBODY ALWAYS HATIN’ ON ME? IT’S CAUSE IM GREAT, AND BLACK. IM A GREAT BLACK COMPOSER AND YOU ALL JUST HATIN’ ON ME CAUSE I THE MOTHAFUCKIN GREATEST EVER.

  10. Now I know Kanye West is gay. With out question. You simply can not put together or even think of wearing that outfit unless you are gay. No straight man however metrosexual would wear that. Kanye, you are gay, we know it, you know it, the guy with his dick in your ass knows it, so stop pretending.

  11. rebecca

    wow! he really likes Chris Brown

  12. weirdo

    My wife is starting her period so I need to run to the store and get her a box of Kanyes.

  13. weirdo

    What’s that red sore on his upper lip? Friction burns from sucking too much pole!

  14. I’m still trying to forgive Kanye for wearing that Denim coat…

    Can you BELIEVE WHAT BILLY RAY CYRUS DID YOU THAT KID WHO HACKED INTO MILEY’S CELLPHONE???

    check it out for yourself:

    http://blog.digitalfuntown.com/dft-blog/2009/2/28/dont-f-with-billy-ray-cyruss-daughter.html

  15. TODDERS' LINKS ARE VIRUS RIDDEN

    All of Todders’ links will give you pops up and other shit – his viral load is toxic and he likes to share. Fuck off and die todders. And no, you didn’t get me, people have posted about you previously and you’re not welcome here – or anywhere else on earth (Mom is giving you 2 weeks to move out of the basement.)

  16. Pathetic Worm

    To be fair to Kaney, his bow tie was spinning around when he made the OJ comment.
    That means he was joking.
    A bit like a clown.
    An assclown.

    I knew I’d find the answer in the end.

  17. johnny_whiplash

    Ok first tell me why we give a crap about these no talent hacks. Kanye needs to shut his pie hole and go home. Why is he famous in the first place. Because he can rhyme and rap? Well to me that’s not talent folks, that’s just saying he went to 2nd grade and learned how to rhyme as we all did. He’s nothing more than a ranting, oh no the man held me down racist pig. There I said it!

    Chris Brown, OJ, Michael Vick all did it to themselves people. The man didn’t do it to them and why should these idiots be held to a lesser standard than the rest of us. If I beat my wife I’ll go to jail, so why shouldn’t Chris Brown?

    Just remember folks, you can’t have CRAP without RAP!

  18. shavederic

    Kanye West is an arrogant prick.

  19. StEvec

    this tool is such a douchebag

  20. feckless

    @49 I feel it is our duty as Americans to continually remind Kanye that his mother was humiliated by him. And then we need to find some violent rent-boy to leave a few marks on him and say it was because he was humiliated by him.

    And Chris Brown may not be evil but it is WAY too soon to accept him back into the fold..

  21. Newcastle

    Kanye West should keep his mouth shut. He rarely says anything intelligent and makes himself look like a fucking A-hole. What doesn’t fit in his little comparison is that all of the above except for Phelps actually caused direct harm to other people.

  22. saphkilla

    what a fucking idiot…….fucking nigger.

  23. JOHN SMITH PALLISER

    dumb nigger

  24. Erica

    This is another example of a nigger. Not because he’s black, but because he is ignorant, his ego is huge, and he’s dumb as fuck. Your music sucks, Kanye. You also suck at life. Please, do us all a favor, GO AWAY!

  25. Danny Glover

    It’s funny how people write nigger and act racist on the internet but they would never say anything when around black people.

    @122 and @123…I would bet anything that you would never say that shit to me even if you were 100 yards away.

    @124…if I heard you say that to me I’d punch you in the face. I don’t care if you’re a girl.

  26. Erica

    @ 125. I’m pretty fucking sure I said “it’s not because he’s black.” So you would punch a white girl in the face for saying “nigga” or “nigger” but you wouldn’t dare punch a black man in the face for saying it. Am I right? I know I am.

    I’m so sick of people thinking it’s okay to call another black person an apprently racist term, but a person of another race, especially white people, can’t say it. Oh, and it’s okay to call me a redneck, cracker, hillbilly, ect. right? Fuck that shit.

  27. Erica

    apparently*

  28. wolf5150

    This guy is as stupid as they come. Let me guess, Ike Turner and James Brown and every other ignorant, wife-beating, loser has to be honored in the same way, right? Kanye, no one wants to hear what you have to say. Your opinion about George Bush or Chris Brown or O.J. does not change the fact
    that you are willing to forget what they did because they are black. Please don’t
    try to give me the ” I can’t be racist, I’m black” bullshit either. You are a racist
    and an idiot.
    P.S. I said all that without calling you the “N” word.

  29. For me it’s how the “N” word is used no matter what colour you are. We all know that the word was meant to be offensive in the first place, but these days it can be meant to be offensive or it can be meant to be a term of endearment. That’s SueMe’s stand.

  30. Sarah

    I hate Kanye. I’m really glad there aren’t many black people in my town. They’re a blight.

  31. Maritza

    Kanye is annoyed Chris has stolen all the attention, he is so self centered he can’t stand not being in the spotlight.

  32. Michelle

    Its amazing how famous people get “forgiven” for this kind of thing. I wonder how Kanye would of reacted if that was his daughter that was being beaten up by the man that apparently loves her. Just a forgivable mistake then Kanye? I don’t think so!

  33. a

    he sure is ugly

  34. Napoupi

    He has a butterface and unaturally white teeth that make him look even browner…

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  36. TJ

    He’s a living example of a fatherless welfare thug with money.

  37. gnipgnop

    krayon ya fag – shouldn’t you and Chris be tongue punching each other’s dirt stars – fuckin monkeys

  38. Ron jeremy

    Can’t stand this black homo he sucks, Chris would kick your black ass

  39. Tom K

    I don’t understand America’s complaints. You build these dumb chimps into rich superstars and then you get angry and annoyed when the start thinking their God and start giving their dumb ghetto opinion on everything!!! They wouldn’t be around in the first place if you stopped supporting their crappy music! Americans!

  40. Tom K

    On a side note…. Why does he look so dirty?!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is it just me or is he looking nastier and dirtier than usual? I can never really tell. I’m sure in the “black community” he looks socially acceptable but to the rest of us he looks like he should picking oranges in a field in California with a bunch of dirty dusty Mexicans in jean jackets!

  41. Jammy

    What a dumb 100% equal human being/U.S. citizen. One would hope that a woman would beat his ass.

  42. grobpilot

    Hey West! Did you just dive into a pile of clothes in the dark and walk out of the house with whatever happened to stick to you? Christ, I’ll bet your dead mother could still dress you better than that.

  43. gigi

    why is this man famous again? I really haven’t heard anything he’s written — is he secretly brilliant or something? seriously, I’m way into flamenco, mediterranean music & Muse pretty much, so did I miss something genius & clever from him? and why does he always look unapproachable and/or pissed & shiny?

  44. Duwayne Jossephson

    Kanye West and the rest of these sorry punks are male but they are not men. All of them need to be shipped off to Afghanistan. The biggest thug in my neighborhood has a ‘No War’ poster in his window. Go figure. You see, beating a woman’s ass is routine and every single criticism of Hip Hop as misogynist is being played out now by these punks. It goes beyond Chris Brown to those anonymous punks who now believe they have the green light to beat their girlfriends more severely. Perhaps this is going to require Barak Obama to say something because apparently these ‘role models’ don’t get it.
    Or maybe he doesn’t get it either. Chris belongs in prison whether Rihanna forgives and takes him back or not. Its not just about her.

  45. Fluffy Butt

    .. can i say …..

    CRACK PIPE LIP!

  46. John

    Holy crap! A Black Gumby!! Except, with no class!

  47. JEN

    SOME OF YALL BITCHES IS ON HERE HATING!!! ARE YALL MAD CAUSE THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE USA IS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN…WELL GET OVER IT YOU DUMB STUPID IGNORANT BITCH. AND THE REASON WHY A LOT OF BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT IN THE ARMY / NAVY IS BECAUSE THEIR SMART. WHY PUT YO LIFE AT RISK FOR THIS COUNTRY CAUSE WHEN YOU GET INJURED OR KILLED THE ARMY OR NAVY DONT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOU OR YOUR FAMILY(AND I KNOW THAT FOR A FACT AND IM WHITE!!!) AND CHRIS HITTIN RI RI WAS WRONG BUT THAT SHIT HAPPENS EVERYDAY EVEN WITH WHITE FOLKS …U KNOW SOMETIMES OUR RACE TAKE SHIT TO FAR AND WE GO AND KILL OUR FAMILY OR INNOCENT PEOPLE AND U DONT SEE BLACK PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT US ,SO SHUT YALL DUMB ASSES UP. SINCERLY THE TRUEST WHITE CHIC EVA!!! YALL RACIST BITCHES GET A LIFE ITS 2009 ,QUIT HATING ON A RACE THATS NOT LIKE YOU AND GET A EDUCATION OR SOMETHING!!! AND TO EVERYBODY ELSE HEY AND HAVE A NICE DAY!!!

  48. CAPS MUCH!?

    @ 147

    “ARE YALL MAD CAUSE THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE USA IS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN”

    …. No, I’m mad because he’s a socialist prick. Spread the wealth my ass! Try telling people to get up off their welfare, crack smoking, I got 4 kids to 4 different ‘baby daddies’ ass’s and get a fucking job!

  49. beckers

    So racsist opinionites, your silly little comments on here make you no better than the man your trying to destroy. Sill kanye thinks its ok to beat a women aslong as you’ve made a shit RnB song, or can molest kids along as you had stardom 1000 years ago. Ignore this tit, he doesn’t know right from wrong and pedo from wife beater but hey long live Micheal Phelps man. He works hard enough give the man a spliff a day :)

  50. Thanks # 147 and #149, and I agree. People really need to get lives, and stop getting off on trying to torture US a.k.a. the “black race,” all the time. Slavery has been over for many many years now so why are so many people still so angry? @149 thanks for clearing up the fact that Kanye might be stupid because he’s just that way, and not because he’s black. Being black has nothing to do with this.

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