If there ever was a time when Kanye West ought to have interrupted an award show, it was tonight. Why is everyone so surprised that Tyler, The Creator won Best New Artist? Because it doesn’t make any sense.
Actually, it’s questionable whether Wiz Khalifa should’ve even been nominated for the “Best New Artist“. This guy clearly skipped over that phase of his career and jumped right into the deep waters of the music industry to swim with the big fish. Sure, he had a few mix-tapes before he reached this level of stardom, but his first studio album (Rolling Papers) sold about 200,000 records and hit #2 on the US Billboard chart within the first week of being released. The first single from that album was Black and Yellow, which reached #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100!
To this day “Black and Yellow” has 96 million views on youTube.
Tyler the who?
It’s no surprise that at the time of writing this article, “tyler the creator” ranked as the most searched term on Google. That’s because nobody knows who he is.
Two months after Rolling Papers was available in stores, Tyler released his Goblin album. First week sales were a measly 45,000, and as of last week (about 3 months since the initial release), his album has sold approximately half of the amount that Wiz sold in just the first week of Rolling Papers.
To this day “Yonkers” has 19 million views on YouTube.
Were votes misplaced?
The VMAs were held in Los Angeles. Guess where Tyler, The Creator is from… Los Angeles. Not to imply that he had some help, but the video views and album sales do all the talking. Wiz Khalifa was the clear winner of this competition, yet someone else walked away with a Moonman statue that was presented by Taylor Lautner – how’s that for a degree of Burgh separation?
Here’s the so-called winner’s acceptance speech:
Yo, I’m excited as f*ck right now, yo. I wanted this sh*t since I was nine. I’m about to cry. This is for my little brother Earl. He’s not here right now. I really can’t believe I’m here right now. I didn’t write a thank you speech. I don’t know. F*ck. To all the kids watching, you can do this sh*t. Thank you.
Needless to say, this isn’t the first time the Video Music Awards have lost their credibility, but it’s the last time we’ll be tuning in to give them another chance.
What others are tweeting:
Sanamelli_2112 – Wiz Khalifa’s fake accounts have more followers that Tyler The Creator…a bit weird that he won if you ask me…
BigEd2312 – tyler the creator won a VMA award???? has to be false information
LuvaofLuv – i think some of the awards were rigged i.e. tyler the creator