On Wednesday, video proof of Kanye West’s upcoming episode of VH1’s Storytellers hit the Internet, and today brings some additional news about the program (airing this Saturday at 8 p.m. EST): During the broadcast, Kanye spent an exorbitant amount of time ranting about O.J Simpson, Michael Jackson, and bad-mouthing Thom Yorke of Radiohead.
During the taping, according to a Reuters reporter, West was aggrieved that Radiohead singer Thom Yorke had allegedly snubbed him backstage at the Grammys five days earlier. That hurt, West told the audience, because he idolizes the British band, and considers it one of his few creative rivals.
"So when he performed at the Grammys, I sat the f— down," West said.
However, VH1 has cut most of those moments from the broadcast, citing their need to trim the program down to the "essence" of what Kanye said, which seemingly would be that Thom Yorke rant and the craziness that led to Kanye saying OJ was "amazing" (that part is in).
I guess the whole "they cut out a Radiohead rant" is a pretty good ploy to get more viewers, but you’d think that VH1, which is known for giving no-talent hacks reality programs after they star on a reality program that requires them to fake attraction to another no-talent hack who starred on a reality program, would leave that in to draw viewers. Apparently someone at VH1 decided now was the time to display their editing skill. [Yahoo News]