Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Kanye West Handles Himself Well Addressing Minneapolis Heckler. Bonaroo Fans, However, Are An Entirely Different Story.

Kanye West is many things: talented, entertaining, gifted, etc. But I think that even his defenders have to admit that patience is not one of the brother's virtues. So it's incredibly surprising that, at the Minneapolis stop of ye's "Glow In The Dark" tour, when a heckler threw an object of some kind at the Chicago-based superstar, he reacted in a calm, collected fashion. Watch the video at the top of the post.

But whatever personal breakthrough West achieved that night was utterly lost by the time Kanye took the stage at the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee. As you undoubtedly know already, here's what happened:

According to the BBC the singer was an hour-and-a-half late for his performance, promoting fans to chant "Kanye sucks" and throw items, including glow sticks at the empty stage.

Festival spokesman Ken Weins said the delay was caused by having to take apart Pearl Jam's set and loading up Kanye West's equipment.

West had been due to perform in the early hours of Sunday morning but the extended delay resulted in many campers returning to their tents.

Musically, Kanye does suck...through the straw of perfection. However, in terms of dealing with setbacks...well, you know. West has yet to address the subject on his blog. Once he does, though, we'll let you know what he said.

In more positive West news, the rapper was recently added as a panelist to the Midwest Music Summit, a gathering devoted to the advancement of Midwestern Urban music. Read more here.

Kanye West MySpace Page

(Jonathan Graef)



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