Kanye West: Blocked by the Alamo!

Kanye West: Blocked by the Alamo!
May 28, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Kanye West

As a Canadian, I have kind of a tenuous grasp on American history, but from what I understand the Alamo is mostly remembered as the place where a bunch of Americans tried to fight off Mexican troops, only to eventually use their dying breaths to make sure no one would ever forget the Alamo. Kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy when you think of it. Anyway, Kanye West decided to try and project his new music video on the Alamo, except (A) he didn’t have any permits, and (B) projecting a music video on the Alamo. There’s no way in hell that’s going to end well. RadarOnline reports …

The rapper told fans on his website to gather at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas to see a viewing of his “New Slaves” video. But the 35-year-old’s latest publicity stunt failed to materialize even though around 500 people gathered to see the event, according to MySanAntonio.com. A crowd of fans and protestors arrived a 11:30pm but San Antonio police officers had already stated that no permit for the projection had been issued. They warned that if someone attempted to set up a projector it would be taken down.

Seriously, what part of that even vaguely sounds like it would work? And you’re telling me the guy couldn’t find someone to apply for a permit? Dude has millions of dollars and entire entourage at his disposal, how hard would it have been to delegate the responsibility of applying for a permit to any one of them? That’s just poor planning.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.