Kanye West not banned from Haiti telethon

Moral of this story, never upset a Disney tween.

Rumour has it, Kanye West has been barred from taking part in George Clooney’s televised telethon – Hope for Haiti: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, this Friday.

According to PopEater, the rappers outspoken nature is the reason for the snub. During a televised goodwill event for Hurricane Katrina victims in 2005, West ranted that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” and at the 2009 MTV VMAs, the 32-year-old, surprisingly stormed the stage to interrupt Taylor Swift as she was accepting an award, reducing the starlet to tears.

A source for the gossip site said: “After what he said on the Katrina telethon and the way he behaved at the MTV Video Music Awards, everyone agrees it’s just best that he does not participate. Kayne has to make everything about himself. He will do anything to steal the spotlight and, well, this night it’s just not about him.”

But a rep for MTV quashed whispers that the Love Lockdown singer is banned from the show: “That’s absolutely not true. We did reach out to Kanye.”

A cavalcade of stars are confirmed to be participating on Friday night’s telethon for Haiti’s earthquake victims, including Madonna, Jay-Z, Brad Pitt, Chris Rock, Leonardo DiCaprio, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Will Smith, Muhammad Ali and Robert Pattinson.

Barred or not, if Kanye was to make an appearance, we imagine it would go a little something like this…”Haiti i’m really happy for you, and i’ma let you finish, but I was the biggest disaster of 2009 of all time.”

OK, I know what your thinking… that meme was a fail. My reply to that… *Kanye shrug*

Check out the benefits airing times, channels and ways to donate  after the jump…

The telethon airs on a number of networks — including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, PBS, TNT, Showtime, COMEDY CENTRAL, Bravo and E! — and online and mobile platforms at 8 PM EST. Performances from the show will be available on iTunes, with proceeds going to charity.

Hope for Haiti Now will begin accepting donations at 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT on Friday via the following methods:

Online: www.hopeforhaitinow.org

Phone: 877-99-HAITI

Text: “GIVE” to 50555

Mail: Hope For Haiti Now Fund Entertainment Industry Foundation, 1201 West 5th Street, Suite T-700, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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January 21, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity.

2 Comments

  1. audiegrl replied:

    We’ll be live streaming and blogging the telethon tonight if you or anyone else would like to join us, they would be very welcome 🙂

    http://tinyurl.com/yfjuhdv

  2. So, Will Kanye West Make a Cameo at Celebrity Haiti Fundraiser? « AmeriCAN-DO Attitude replied:

    […] Hmmm, maybe I spoke too soon: Kanye West not banned from Haiti telethon […]

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