It's part of an artist's image to feel misunderstood and unappreciated in their craft, which can very well be true. Many artists only seem to get the respect they deserve after they are no longer with us (take Amy Winehouse for example). But then there are other artists who just do dumb things and will say anything to try to save face in the public eye and get back into fans' good graces. Kanye West is one of those people.
The 34-year-old rapper, known for his unnecessary outbursts throughout the years, was the headline act at the Big Chill music festival on Saturday night. In the middle of his set he bothered the audience by lamenting how he is misunderstood and underappreciated saying, ""I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I'm (expletive) insane, like I'm Hitler."" The singer continued with his little over-the-top speech claiming, ""One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I ever did."" So his little stunt at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards where he grabbed Taylor Swift's microphone and basically stated that Beyonce should be the one receiving the award -- we're going to understand that one day? Let's call a spade a spade and a douchebag a douchebag. West received light boos from the crowd as a result of his little mid-show speech. Shocking.
But West closed his show on a positive note by taking a leaf out of Coldplay's book and paying tribute to the late Amy Winehouse. West played snippets of Winehouse's Tears Dry On Their Own and Back to Black. He also mentioned it was ""beautiful"" to meet the performer and that she was ""amazing."" Then, being Kanye, he took it one step further and went on his own little rant saying to the crowd, ""This is for McQueen, for Amy, for Michael and for all the media, can you lighten up on all your artists that are still here?,"" which received a roaring cheer from the audience. Little did he know that they were probably not so much applauding what he said, but rather just show how thankful they were that he was about to exit the stage.
Source: Huffington Post