Do You Agree With Kanye West’s Outburst at the MTV VMAs?

kanye-west-taylor-swift-MTVEven though Kanye West was out of line when he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for best female video at the MTV VMAs on Sunday night, we kind of think he was right in declaring that Beyonce “had one of the best videos of all time!”

Everyone was doing the “Single Ladies” dance, from the President to Justin Timberlake, so how did country singer Taylor Swift end up with the VMA for best female video? And coincidentally, Kanye had an outburst in 2004 when Gretchen Wilson, a country artist, beat him out of the best new artist award at the American Music Awards. He fumed, “I left like I was definitely robbed and I refused to give any politically correct … comment. I was the best new artist of the year!” He even alluded to a conspiracy of some sorts.

Does Kanye have a grudge against country music? Is country music grinding it’s boot on his neck holding him down?

Chris Brown Named Billboard’s Top Artist of 2008

Music’s got a new king in Chris Brown–at least according to Billboard, which named the 18-year-old singer the top artist of 2008.

“It’s bigger than what I can ever imagine. It’s unexpected totally, so it’s a surprise,” Brown, who also nabbed the honor in 2006, said.

With hits like “With You,” “Forever” and “No Air” (with Jordin Sparks), Brown heated up the charts consistently through 2008.

“I’ve had a good year but I still feel like a little insecure in those parts. I’m like, `There’s little ol’ me getting an award’ — that’s incredible,” he said.

Lil Wayne was runner-up, girlfriend Rihanna was No. 3, and Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift rounded out the top five.