Kanye West Fallout?
September 15, 2009 at 5:03 AM (PT)
In response to KANYE WEST's actions at THE MTV VIDEO AWARDS, some stations have made the move to ban the rapper's music from their airwaves. Whether this becomes widespread is unknown, but CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WBVD (KISS 95.1)/MELBOURNE PD MIKE KLEIN tells ALL ACCESS the station "will be dropping all songs by KANYE WEST."
KLEIN said YESTERDAY (9/14), "Starting TODAY at 3p, KISS 95.1 will drop the music of KANYE WEST from its playlist and will offer an opportunity for listeners to vote on whether or not to bring him back into rotation via website poll at www.mykiss951.com. KANYE WEST doesn’t care about non-KANYE WEST people!"
In MODESTO, CITADEL Top 40 KHOP has pulled the rapper's music after complaints about WEST's rudeness at the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS SUNDAY night, said PD JOE ROBERTS to NEWS 10-TV, which reports ROBERTS said the station received hundreds of phone calls, e-mails and messages via TWITTER and FACEBOOK to pull WEST's songs.
Jay Leno Question Stuns West Into Silence
THE JAY LENO SHOW launched last night on NBC at 10p, and immediately plugged into the story, with a live appearance by KANYE WEST.
"It was rude, period," WEST said to LENO. "I don't try to justify it 'cause I was in the wrong."
But LENO's followup question caught WEST -- and the audience -- off guard. LENO said he had known WEST's mother when she was alive -- and wondered what she would have thought of his actions.
WEST had no words for a long period of time, before dealing with the question
Check out a video of the interview here.