There’s two ways to handle haters — let ’em get you down…or just flat-out embrace ’em! HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop on how Kanye reacted to his critics at the Billboard Music Awards, who booed him during his finale performance.
Leave it to Kanye West, 37, to have the most controversial performance of the night at the Billboard Music Awards on May 17! The rapper performed his new hit “All Day,” which has no shortage of inappropriate language, leading to most of the words being bleeped out…and most of the audience erupting in “Booooooos!” But how did Yeezy feel about it? HollywoodLife.com has the deets!
Kanye West Booed At Billboard Music Awards — Did He Care?
As it turns out, the haters only fuel Kanye West!
“Kanye didn’t even realize he was being booed a first, but when he did, he considered it a badge of honor. He actually laughed about it!” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He thinks that if he is getting any reaction, then that is the best thing that can happen — silence would be much worse! He loves the haters, and they really make him thrive. His ego is off the charts, and hearing and feeling people’s raw emotion is right up his alley.”
The rapper’s performance was pretty epic, and had him appear as if he was trapped in fire. But on television, most of the lyrics had to be bleeped out.
“That’s happened before, but Kanye is just going to continue performing his songs his way. He’s not going to have anyone change his artistic expression,” our source explains. “He’s okay with the beeps because it gets people talking about his performance and wanting to see an unedited clip. He’s using it all to his advantage!”
The girls’ speech was literally drowned out by the audience, and although they appeared a bit caught off guard, they managed to get through their dialogue quickly and without a hitch.
Poor Kendall and Kylie! At least Kanye is a grown man who is used to this kind of thing, but these girls are only teenagers who aren’t at on stage at award shows very often. Was the Boo-ing really necessary!?
HollywoodLifers, tell us — do you think Kanye should’ve gotten booed? What’d you think of his performance?
— Alyssa Norwin