Accentuating the positive, MTV responded to Kanye West’s blistering criticism about histreatment at the Video Music Awards by lavishing him with praise and extending an invitation to work together again.
“MTV has a long and collaborative relationship with Kanye and we hope and look forward to continuing that meaningful relationship,” MTV’s statement said Tuesday.
If so, it’s a relationship in strong need of repair.
West not only blasted MTV during an interview on New York radio station Z100 Monday – he said he felt “betrayed” – but his rage can be seen on a video sweeping the Internet showing his backstage meltdown punctuated by profanities toward the network. See video here read more
In the interview with Z100, West claimed he wasn’t mad he didn’t win, but that he took issue with the programming, including opening with an unprepared Britney Spears and relegating him to perform in a Palms Casino Resort luxury suite rather than on the main stage in the Pearl theater.