For some strange reason, slow news week I guess, everyone is either talking about Beyoncé or LeBron and Barkley beef or Tamron Hall leaving NBC. The news broke last week and no one really card. Maybe because it’s now February and the time slot once held by Hall and Al Roker was dominated by the them, beating out Kelly Ripa, will be no more come fall. The question isn’t was Tamron Hall right for leaving but where was the noise about a show with high ratings being cancelled? As of today , Feb. 2, no one is really upset about what happened. Sure we could blame it on Trump and how his ties with Fox got Megyn Kelly removed which resulted in Hall leaving. This is just showbiz 101. The money and that was reportedly offered to Hall should have kept her happy.
The unintentional inconsideration shown by NBC is on display here. Two Black co host consistently winning their time slot are supposed to be okay with being replaced. The lack of respect that morning news/talk shows het is at play here as well. Had Hall been the his of the evening or prime time slots the uproar would go from reasonable to ridiculous faster than President Trump could tweet a response to anything he doesn’t agree with. Then you think of how the news was presented to her, right before Hall went on air. Imagine being told you’re doing a great job one week and then to have someone tell you you will be replaced another week. To Hall’s credit she kept it classy.
I have only seen the show here and there but from reports she as a person takes her fan base to wherever she has gone with the confines of NBC. One could only hope that those who spent ten years with her on the Today Show will follow her whatever she lands a gig. Loyalty and appreciation is something that keeps many people afloat in the world of television. Look at Skip Bayless, he took his talents somewhere else and currently is crushing the former show.
It’s that time of the year where Kanye is about to drop his album so of course to get people attention having a good song or two rotating on the radio and web is never good enough for Ye. If you’re dealing with Kanye West media wise during the time frame of his album dropping you have to be prepared for anything. He’d do. He is the best at self promotion by using someone else to do it. We all know his history and sometimes we love it like the comment aimed Bush on the telethon for Katrina and we hated it when he popped up on Taylor Swift, not me cause I didn’t give a fuck. So this Today Show thing is just another chess move that will work in his favor no matter how many people hate on him for these outburst he gives us.
That Today thing is kinda of toss up in my book. I mean Kanye is too smart to not know how the game goes when your in those kind of interviews. If anything learned something from this new outburst, I never knew that the person being interviewed saw and heard the sound bytes during the interview, yeah I never gave it a second thought that the people being interviewed saw the sound bytes really. Again here is a man like the average American who has seen more than his share of television interviews to know how the game goes. Then the fact he’s been in the game for a minute so to come off completely caught off guard and pissed is dumb. It’s the Today Show they really don’t care you have Hip Hop producers from the 90’s on your new album. So the outbursts are what interest that shows viewers, the music is damn near secondary. Maybe NBC should have told them they would bring it up and place clips? Ok, Kanye should have known so I can’t make a point there.
I’m not a fan of the music he makes too much at all, haven’t been since Graduation dropped to be honest. His music isn’t what gets him in these situations it’s him as a person. I was looking at some old DVDs around the time College Dropout was still the buzz and he was an ass in those interviews. It’s more of a show then him being him though, if he really was the guy he betrays he’d be on more shows all the time and left off of many others. Our entertainment history has had many characters that have kept us wondering what they would do next. Kanye is falling in that lane, the problem is or maybe it’s a good thing he does this. he pick his times and places on when to go off and be an ass. If people really wanted to insure he get the point we’re not cool with this asshole act he’s giving us don’t buy his music or go to his shows. You stop making him a star he’ll be nothing more than a has been making crazy outburst on TMZ and then the staff on the show would joke him. If you’re not going to do that that then do like me sit back and enjoy the show and once you’re no longer entertained move on to something better to occupy your time.