We all remember last year’s escapade at the Video Music Awards, when rapper and producer Kanye West ruined Taylor Swift’s award-winning moment, snatching the microphone from the young Swift to say “Taylor, I’m going to let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!”
Later that same year, in a live NBC broadcast for the Red Cross that aired shortly after the disaster in New Orleans, Kayne surprised everyone, including co-host Mike Meyers, when he dropped this line: “George Bush does not care about black people.”
Now, the musician is getting into trouble over his tweets. Earlier this week, @kaynewest tweeted something about “gold diggin’ b*****s getting pregnant on purpose and costing men money to pay for the abortion” (the tweet was removed by the user.)
The tweet sparked response from many Twitter users, and even provoked outrage from singer and songwriter Lilly Allen. She took to Twitter, responding “@kanyewest never has a tweet put me in such a bad mood. This is wrong on so many levels.” According to Hollywood News.com, procreation issues are a touchy subject for Allen because she’s recently suffered two miscarriages.
While Twitter may allow some celebrities more control over their public image, stars become just as accountable for their tweets as they are for their words and actions – and it’s more difficult for some (ahem, Kayne) to hold their tongue. Would someone get this man a ghostwriter?