Scene from this weekend's (tonight's?) MTV Video Music Awards, which I was actually unaware they were still holding (do they still do the Movie Awards, too?):
(I should preface this by mentioning that, while I'm aware of Kanye West by reputation, I don't think I could name you a song either of these people sing with a GUN to my head and I have no idea what a Taylor Swift is. Wait... Kanye did that one awful song that sampled "Diamonds Are Forever," yes?)
SO... I was going to ask what the over-under is on how long it'll take for this to be made into a "racial" thing, but, that's kind of a foregone conclusion, yes? Teeny lil' blonde white country(?) singer accepts award, hyper-aggressive black musician jumps onstage, grabs mic, declares that award should have instead gone to black female competition... this is pretty much all-but-written, right?
So, instead, two automatic followups: Which "outraged" media "commentator" will be the first to step waaaaay over the line (don't everybody guess Glenn Beck all at once...)? And secondly, which sage-voice-of-reason black-community/music-industry leader will be enlisted to yank Kanye's ass out of the fire? Russell Simmons? Puffy? Jay-Z (who's already involved since Beyonce is his wife)? Or will it be serious enough to go all the way up to Sharpton and/or Jackson? Ooh! Just thought of a third one: Y'think one of the "youth outlet" reporters will try and make a name for himself by asking President Obama what he thinks?