It was the “Imma let you finish” heard ’round the world — and now Kanye West’s upcoming Fame Kills tourmate Lady Gaga joins the celebrity peanut gallery (Obama and Jimmy Carter and Jay-Z, oh my!) of those who have something to say about his infamous Taylor Swift awardus interruptus moment at this year’s VMAs.
Speaking to a Las Vegas radio station, Gaga said, “It’s funny cuz while it was going on I was thinking, ‘Oh gosh … But I would say he’s a good guy and everybody makes mistakes, and he feels so f—ing bad. He really does, he really feels bad.”
She continues: “If you listen to the radio right now, with the exception of myself, really, and, like, probably Taylor Swift, Kanye is responsible for everything we’re listening to. Everyone likes to focus on gossip, but he’s changed music and he’s really prolific and an incredible person, and I think it’s unfair to judge somebody on one mistake they’ve made.”
“He’s really kind of shown me a lot, as a friend, planning this tour — it’s all about the fans … I felt like that [VMA] moment really portrayed him in a way that he really isn’t. It was just a random moment.”
What do you think, readers — just one controversial artist defending another, and trying to boost their co-tour, which she calls “a celebration of creativity and art and fashion and choreography”? Or is she articulating what you also feel: That it’s time to forgive ‘Ye his transgression already?
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