Check this out: http://tv.zap2it.com/tveditorial/tve_main/1,1002,271|97339|1|,00.html
I caught this this morning, thanks to TiVo and my wife, who was up this morning watching the benefit.
The looks on Mike Myers' face during this were priceless.
It went like this:
Mike Myers: blah blah forgettable blah plattitudes blah
Kanye West (voice shaking ever so slightly): "I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family, it says, 'They're looting.' You see a white family, it says, 'They're looking for food.' And, you know, it's been five days because most of the people are black. ...I feel hypocritical asking for money, because I went shopping before I gave any money. I didn't even watch the TV, I've been trying to turn away from it. But now I'm talking to my business manager, asking what's the most I can give."
Mike Myers: blah blah what people are supposed to say at times like this blah
Kanye West: "America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, the Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of the people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way -- and they've given them permission to go down there and shoot us."
Mike Myers (shaken somewhat, on auto-pilot now): blah blah give blah tragic blah
Kanye West: "George Bush does not care about black people. He...."
Mike Myers turns suddenly to West and starts to open his mouth...
(cut to Chris Tucker, backstage apparently in the middle of fetching a Coke from a fridge)
Chris Tucker (frantic): In the past few days, America has really come together to help the people of New Orleans and Mississippi. Do what you can. Send water, send trucks. We are all one. Please please please please, help help help help help help help.
(Tucker showed all what a showbiz pro he is by not looking at his watch midway thru the stream of 'help's to see how many seconds he had left to fill).
On a musical note, I really like what Kanye West did with the production on Common's latest album. I'm going to go out and buy his two albums, too.
They are: The College Dropout and Late Registration.
...after donating to Katrina relief efforts, of course.