Jay-Z Defends Kanye's Outburst

September 18, 2009 By:
Jay-Z Defends Kanye's Outburst

With all the backlash towards Kanye West regarding his VMA debacle, we were surprised to hear Jay Z take devil’s advocate.

In an interview with BBC Radio, Jay-Z told them he thinks the situation has been blown out of proportion.

He said, "It's an awards show. He's just a superpassionate person."

Jay-Z did acknowledge the fact that Kanye was wrong to steal Taylor Swift’s spotlight. He said, "Of course it was rude, because it was her moment, but that's the way he really felt. I think it was rude, but the way they're treating him…He's on the cover of every paper. He didn't kill anybody. No one got harmed."

He continued, "I think it's a bit blown out. It was pretty rude. At the end of the day, we're gonna celebrate him for his passion more than vilify him. As he grows and matures, he has to balance that.”

"It just wasn't appropriate. It wasn't fair to Taylor. It wasn't fair to her at all."

One thing for sure, Jay-Z definitely doesn’t think this will end Kanye’s career. He said, "I don't think he should lay low. I think he should move on and have a brilliant career."

Do you think we should just write off Kanye’s interruption on his “passion??”