Sing for absolution

Sunday night at the Grammy Awards, Kanye West prayed before the announcement of Best New Artist and then lost to Maroon 5. Haha.

West's loss was particularly satisfying because he's a megalomaniac.


At the 2004 American Music Awards, country singer Gretchen Wilson beat out West for Best New Artist. West showed his displeasure by walking out of the show in protest.

"I felt like I was definitely robbed and I refuse to give any politically correct bullshit ass [comment]," West said backstage. "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."

It's a shame that West redeemed himself by winning the Grammy for Best Rap Album, because I think mounting awards show losses would make for fascinating reality television.

Poor Sport
The recording industry and MTV conspire to snub Kanye West at all music awards shows. Hidden cameras document the multitalent's reaction after each loss.