I've got a whole city to hold down

November 15, 2004

Get this man a Kleenex

Our supposed civic hero Kanye West melted down to a babbling baby last night - because he didn't win at the American Music Awards.

"I felt like I was definitely robbed," he told TV cameras backstage. "I refuse to give any politically correct bullshit-ass comment. I make the music from my heart ... and to be able to get ‘Jesus Walks’ on the radio and everything that’s happening, I was the best new artist this year, so get that other bullshit out of here. ... I don’t know if I’ll be back next year."

What an embarassment.

By the way, the best new artist shine went to some other Illinoisan.