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Kanye Self-Destructs on SNL

12/14/2008 10:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dare we say it? Kanye West could learn a lot from Ashlee Simpson -- such as if you can't sing, lip-synch. Turns out It's less embarrassing.
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West stunk up the stage on "SNL" last night -- so maybe it was supposed to be a joke.

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31.

Kelly    

IGNORANT people should leave their negativity somewhere else. get over it. it's friggin TMZ you are wasting your time here just like everyone else.

2053 days ago
32.

American1    

This is what you get when you start telling rappers they are singers and cast real singers like Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder and Jeffrey Osborne aside. Kanye made a complete fool of himself here.

2053 days ago
33.

CD    

i love kanye and i thought he did awesome last night. now im not saying everyone has to like him, but i personally think kanye is a very unique artist and is not afraid to try new things. just cause his new album is different from most of his work doesnt mean he is a "sell out" or anything like that. seriously, give him a break. everyone has their opinion, and that is mine.

2053 days ago
34.

CriticXtreme    

You can not tout yourself "the greatest", "all that", etc. etc if you're not. I give him a 3 out 10 (10 being excellent) for not faking it and not using a guide track.

2053 days ago
35.

Dakoola    

Kanye is so vain he's probably reading every one of these comments. Get over yourself, West. You just blew any chance at "BEING ELVIS" but wait...there's still time to LEAVE THE FRIGGIN' BUILDING!!!

What happened, man...we believeded in you,,,we believeded in you...

2053 days ago
36.

John    

Another talentless wannabe.
Kanye- go back to the hood or wherever the hell it is you CLAIM you came from.

Better yet- heres a Five- park my car for me.

2053 days ago
37.

Rip M 2 Shreds    

Kanye West is truly an ignorant, arrogant moron. He's fooled a lot of people, but he'll hit the wall soon enough and implode on his own ego.

Kanye is a turd.

2053 days ago
38.

dege    

MOST current "artists" suck. Listen to Usher's live performance at the VS fashion show (Dec. 4?).
Someone needed to duct-tape a pillow around his head so we didn't have to listen to that.
Both of these guys should be working for the military providing "rapper singing torture", it would be enough to make any enemy crack within 10 seconds, yelling "no more... I'll talk... please make it stop...".
Just another talentless celeb who should be stripped of their celebrity status and all of the money they made.

2053 days ago
39.

Ro    

Last night on SNL Kayne did start off a bit weird, but I saw him the nighth before in MSG Z-100 Jingle Ball and he sounded awesome. Saw him in concert in Spring 08 again MSG in NY unreal show. I think the small space of the studio at NBC in Rock. Ctr is not the greatest for loud music and acoustics. Maybe some one with a guitar and no back up singers and sound effects could sound good but that's not Kayne's style. Or someone singing with a Piano alone. Small audience space as well. Not created for the ultimate concert experience. Kayne you are great, & there will alway be some people who just don't get you. But there are so many that do. Count me in!!!

2053 days ago
40.

Iowaguy    

I'm so glad someone else saw SNL. West was horrible. I was setting there thinking, "Man, I hope someone else see's this, I could not believe how bad he was. Does he really think he can sing." Bad, real bad. And did anyone else think he looked like Michael Jackson in his Thriller day's?

2053 days ago
41.

dealANDnodeal    

come on, kanye is a rapper, he don't need no voice

just being a douchebag!

and, boy, ain't he?

2053 days ago
42.

BABABlackSheep    

MacKenzie,
Quote

"It is quite obvious that you know even less about the "music biz" than any of the people you are attempting to lecture. The appropriate solution for an artist with throat issues is to postpone the proformance until they are able to give it 100 percent.

Also, you need a refresher on grammar. "Apart" means at a distance regarding to either time or space, "a part of" is what you were trying to say... Way to go!!

Posted at 2:47PM on Dec 14th 2008 by Mackenzie

End Quote

If you are going to bash somebody about their grammar perhaps you should check your own spelling first....its performance NOT proformance.

And yes that was a horrible performance Kanye gave...just a total mess.


2053 days ago
43.

Ms_Tell_It_Like_It_Is    

hahaha, I accidentally caught a minute or so of his uhhh, performance last night and I was so shocked at how tone deaf he sounded and how AWFUL a dancer he is. Honestly he looked more like he was having a seizure. I never have liked him at all personally, but I have no idea why SNL would want this talentless crybaby to wreck their show.

As far as lip syncing, the ability to SING in person is what separates the real singing talent from the manufactured talentless caricatures that now pass as artists.

2053 days ago
44.

doodahday    

Talentless crybaby with NO moves and NO voice.

2053 days ago
45.

Abbie, a friend of you Guys and of Perez, too!    

I CANNOT STAND THIS MAN!!

HE IS BOMBASTIC, CONCEITED BEYOND BE-LIEF AND SHOULD BE CHASTENED AND TAUGHT HOW TO BE HUMBLE BEFORE BEING FOISTED ON THE UNSUSPECTING PUBLIC, AGAIN.

HE'S A BLOW-HARD, WHO DOESN'T KNOW WHEN TO "PIPE DOWN" AND GO A-WAY!

YES, MR. WEST -- GET THE HELL OUTTA DODGE!

2053 days ago
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