Kanye West a Sore Loser at MTV Europe Awards
Kanye West onstage at the MTV Europe awards
Officially, Kanye West was named best hip-hop artist at Thursday night's MTV Europe Music Awards held in Copenhagen.
But unofficially, he was also named biggest sore loser.
The six-time Grammy-winning rapper, 29, was apparently so disgruntled at not winning best video for "Touch The Sky" – the prize went to Parisian duo Justice vs. Simian for "We Are Your Friends" – that he crashed the stage as the award was being handed out.
In a profanity-laced tirade, West said he should have won the prize, because his video "cost a million dollars, Pamela Anderson was in it," and, he added, "I was jumping across canyons."
"If I don't win, the awards show loses credibility," West said, according to the Associated Press. Later, he said, "I had the best video. 'Touch the Sky' was a great moment in TV."
This wasn't West's first public outburst:
As this year's Grammys approached, he appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing a crown of thorns, and later said he'd "really have a problem" if he didn't win album of the year for Late Registration. (He lost to U2's How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.)
During last year's NBC celebrity telethon for Hurricane Katrina victims, he said on the live broadcast, "George Bush doesn't care about black people." He also attacked the news media, saying: "If you see a black family, it says they're looting. See a white family, it says they're looking for food."
After losing the favorite breakthrough artist award to Gretchen Wilson at the 2004 American Music Awards, West told reporters, "I was robbed. ... I was the best new artist this year," and "I got 10 Grammy nominations, and won three – even if I should have won all 10."